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Topic: Luke's Perspective of Jesus: Ch. 2 Message Outlines

Luke 2:21-39 (11)

by Darrel Cline

Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 3 Study # 11
July 17, 2005
Lincolnton, N.C.


Thesis:The Man, Jesus, is humanity's true hope for salvation.

Introduction:As we have considered Simeon's words about the six-week old baby whom Joseph and Mary brought into the Temple, we have seen that his perspective was completely determined by the promise of God that he would see the Lord's Christ before he died. It is, clearly, Luke's intention that his readers understand that Mary's baby is that Christ. But, what will happen if a person comes to grips with Jesus as the Christ? The big answer is: he will be "saved". Simeon, upon seeing Jesus and recognizing that the promise of God had been kept so that he was seeing "the Lord's Christ", said "My eyes have seen Thy Salvation". Thus, we conclude that the big ticket item in Simeon's view of the Christ was Salvation. But, under that umbrella, there are multiple others things that will occur. This morning we are going to see what it means to be "saved".

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