Simeon was a faithful man who trusted that God would be faithful to all of his promises. When Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, Simeon recognized and embraced him, not only as the source of his own peace, but as the Messiah who would be the glory of Israel and the light of the world. In this message from Luke 2:29-32, Alistair Begg encourages each of us to embrace the Lord Jesus as Simeon did, finding in him the fulfillment of all that God has promised.
Good News, Great Joy
What is the purpose behind the celebration of Christmas? For those who are in Christ, its meaning rests solely on the birth of Jesus. Based on his own careful investigation, Luke’s account of the birth of Christ is more than a heartwarming story – it is true, and it is life-changing. It is good news, and it brings great joy to a world darkened by sin.
In these sermons Alistair Begg draws our attention to the truth of the nativity story. This story, in some ways simple and in others so profound, is at the heart of understanding who God is and what He has done. This is the story of God’s willingness to come and meet us where we are, to use unlikely people for His glory, and to supernaturally intervene on our behalf. A Child is born! Christmas is cause for celebration because God Himself has come.