The Benedictus

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

There are three hymns in the birth narrative:

  • The Magnificat, Luke 1:46-56.
  • The Benedictus, Luke 1:68-79.
  • The Nunc Dimittis, Luke 2:29-32.

 

A Hymn of Praise to God

  • Benedictus – The first word of the song in Latin meaning “blessed.”

 

Fulfillment of the Prophecies/Promises of God

  • Interpreting prophetic fulfillment:
    • Interpret the Old Covenant implications. Ask, “What does this mean in terms of God’s covenant with Israel?”
    • Interpret the New Covenant implications. Ask, “What does this mean in terms of God’s New Covenant in Jesus Christ?”
  • See Genesis 3:15, 12:1-3; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Malachi 4:6.

Encouragements

  • Understand your role, and the role of your local church, in the unfolding of these promises of God.
  • Celebrate Christmas as not only the memorial of past events, but also as a present reality with great future implications.
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