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The Pierced Soul         Luke 2:21-40

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.                      -Galatians 4:4-5

 “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.”               -C.S. Lewis

 “Turns out – we give our lives to things we never would if we got honest and thought about them for one single moment. It’s happening every moment – our unintentional, accidental lives betray our true loves and what we subconsciously believe.”                                              -Ann Voskamp, Be the Gift, p 82

The J____________________ of Jesus                      V. 21-24, 39-40

SOS -The Law Shows Our Sin; the Gospel Shows Our Savior!

…Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers, and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.                       -Romans 9:4-5


Another Double C____________________              V. 25-28, 36-38

 “I should be glad to hear of a revival at Cambuslang; but dear Sir, you have already seen such things as are seldom seen above once in a century.”   -George Whitefield

Thank God for how he gives us Simeon’s and Anna’s in the life of the church today! People who love God more than religiosity and whose hearts and lips sing and __________ about Jesus to all who will listen!


Simeon’s B_________________ (s)                           V. 29-35

 “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”   -Hebrews 4:12-13