READ THIS FIRST (Otherwise the 100 word sermon might not make much sense if you do not know the role of Simeon in the birth narrative):
22 And 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 male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant[d] depart in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”
“Nunc Dimittis” – A 100 word Sermon on Simeon
Returned are the:
Except for Simeon…
Expectantly waiting for consolation of Israel
Righteous, Devout, Spirit filled
Promised no death until…Messiah seen
Mary, Joseph, Jesus divinely bump into Simeon
Simeon sees, shakes, spirit soars, secures Savior skyward
Shouts Spirit filled Simeon
“Nunc Dimittis!” – NOW! I can depart…
Perfect, pacific peace!
Eyes see salvation!
Light to Gentiles
Glory to Israel!
Family returns…Nazareth bound
How bout us?
We came, sang, prayed
Did we see shining Savior’s salvation?
Like Simeon depart in peace?
From the pew, church, life?
Return in Peace!
Laugh often and Fear not!