2016-01-03 — Embrace Your Savior, Prepared to Depart in Peace

Christmas 2:
Date: January 3, 2016

Theme: Embrace Your Savior, Prepared to Depart in Peace

– Luke 2:25-38

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.


TLH 119 : Great God, We Sing that Mighty Hand Hymnary.org link
TLH 136 : Angels from the Realms of Glory Hymnary.org link
TLH 139 : In His Temple Now Behold Him Hymnary.org link
TLH 308 : Invited, Lord, by Boundless Grace Hymnary.org link
TLH 120 : Help us, O Lord! Behold We Enter Hymnary.org link
In Peace and Joy I Now Depart

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 63:7-9
Acts 7:51-60

Theme: Embrace Your Savior, Prepared to Depart in Peace

Luke 2:25-38

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. (ESV)