Presentation at the Temple

    “Presentation at the Temple,” Friend, Aug. 2000, 19

    Presentation at the Temple

    Chapter 6

    Jesus in the temple as a baby

    When Jesus was just a few weeks old, His parents brought Him to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. Luke 2:21–22


    Simeon was a righteous man who lived in Jerusalem. The Holy Ghost told him that before he died, he would see Christ. Luke 2:25–26

    praised God when he saw Jesus

    Simeon went to the temple. When he saw the Child Jesus, he held Him in his arms and praised God. Luke 2:27–29

    Jesus would bring salvation to everyone

    Simeon declared that the Child would bring salvation to all people. Joseph and Mary marvelled at what he said. Luke 2:30–33


    Also in the temple that day was the widow Anna. She saw Jesus, too, and knew who He was. She gave thanks for the Savior and told many people about Him. Luke 2:36–38

    Illustrated by Paul Mann