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Our Sermon Series is exploring our mission to “Love God and all others unconditionally.” In preparation for this week, we are reading Luke 2:22-38 to better understand worship as part of faithful living.

Find the daily readings below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

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SEPTEMBER 21

Read: Luke 2:22-38

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 22

Read: Luke 2:22-24

22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

Reflect: How does ritual and tradition impact worship for you?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 23

Read: Luke 2:25-26

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.

Reflect: How does the Holy Spirit lead you in your life?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 24

Read: Luke 2:27-32

27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, 29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”

Reflect: What words of praise do you have for God today?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 25

Read: Luke 2:33-35

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

Reflect: What amazes you about Jesus?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 26

Read: Luke 2:36-38

36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Reflect: What does redemption mean for you?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

SEPTEMBER 27

Read: Luke 2:22-38

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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2 Comments

  1. One thing redemption means to me is freedom – from past burdens, from present troubles. God walks with me and frees me from the weight, allowing me to move, to really love, to live in God’s Kin-dom.

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    • I love that, Pam! What a beautiful reflection.

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