We concluded our “Beginnings” series this weekend at Eastbrook Church with a message entitled “Growing” from Luke 2:22-52. Jesus sanctifies the entire human development continuum in His flesh and also reveals His mission for the first time. The light of salvation is growing, yet it is also surrounded by the growing clouds of division. Simeon and Anna affirm that Messianic expectations are fulfilled in Jesus, drawing attention to Mary’s future suffering and the suffering that corresponds to true discipleship.
Also, join in with the weekday reading plan for this series here.
“But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.’” (Luke 1:13)
Jesus Growing (Luke 2:16, 40, 43, 52)
Growing Light (Luke 2:25-32, 36-40)
Growing Clouds (Luke 2:33-35)
Growing Revelation (Luke 2:41-49)
Growing Confusion (Luke 2:33, 50)