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Simeon’s Song of Peace

Luke 2:22-35 In Mary’s purification and in Mary and Joseph’s paying the redemption price of the first born, we are reminded again that Jesus was born in a low estate, and that under the requirements of the law. This was so he would be qualified to pay for our salvation. In Simeon’s song that follows, we are reminded that God’s coming into…

The Angels’ Song of Adoration and Peace

Luke 2:1-20 The Angels’ announcement to the Shepherds and the song that they sang remind us that God has done all that is needed to remove the enmity between himself and man. The fact that the announcement was made to the shepherds, a lowly and despised group, reminds us that the good news is for all men, including the poor and broken…

Mary’s Song of Joy

Luke 1:26-55 Mary’s Song of Joy is in response to the Lord’s announcement through the angel and the confirmation of this through Elizabeth, that she would bear the Christ Child. Her song focuses on 1) It’s Purpose – to magnify and rejoice in God’s work of salvation, 2) To magnify and rejoice in God for the fact that he used and saved…

Zechariah’s Song of Hope

Luke 1:5-26, 57-79 Zechariah’s song in Luke 1 is sung during a time of political, spiritual and personal darkness. Hopelessness seemed to fill the air, and yet God was at work. He would give Zechariah and Elizabeth a son, but even more he would give them a Messiah. After the birth of his son, who we know as John the Baptist, Zechariah…

Thank God for Unity!

Ephesians 4:4-6 The unity of the church is not something that needs to be created, for we are one by virtue of God’s work. We have unity in the one Spirit, who makes us a part of the one body and gives us one hope. We have unity in the one Lord (the Son), who has given us one faith to believe…