People Of the New Testament
Simeon and Anna: New Testament Prophets of the Messiah
Read Luke 2:21-38
1. Why were Mary and Joseph in the temple?
2. Why were Simeon and Anna in the temple?
Read Isaiah 40:1-5
3. What sort of expectations might people like Simeon and Anna have had about the “consolation” (v25) and “redemption”(v38) of Israel?
4. How did Simeon recognise that Jesus was the Christ?
5. What was Simeon’s prophesy about Jesus’ life? Who else was involved?
6. How did Anna spend her life before she met Jesus?
7. How did she spend it afterwards?
8. What difference has meeting Jesus made to your life?