The Calm Before the Storm Sermon Series
"And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thought from many hearts may be revealed'." Luke 2:34-35
If there was a brief calm before the storm for Jesus it would have been between His birth and the visit of the Magi.
But the prophecy of Simeon shows us that eventually Jesus would have to face the full brunt of the storm. As a result, the proud, like wicked King Herod, would fall and the humble, like Simeon, would be lifted up.
These two upcoming Sunday sermons on the theme of "The Calm Before the Storm" are:
December 27 - God Is Still With Us
January 3 - Celestial Navigation
As we once again consider our Lord in His infancy, let us not forget the sword He wields as Lord.