Jesus in the real world
7: Jesus gets “lost,” we get “found”
A. Habits of worship (41-42)
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.
- They went every year
- Passover was a big deal
B. It takes a village (43-45)
43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him.
- The group
- “I thought you had him?”
- “Where’s my kid, the Lord?”
C. Amazing, astonishing Jesus (46-50)
46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49 And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.
- Three days
- In the temple
- His depth of understanding
- Mary and Joseph
- Jesus’ first words
D. Humble Growth (51-52)
51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
- He went down with them and was submissive to them
- His mother treasured up all these things
- Jesus grew:
- Favor with God
- Favor with man
- How are you building habits of worship into your life? Your family’s life?
- Are you plugged in to the right community for protection and growth?
- How does Jesus continue to amaze and astonish you?
- Have you surrendered to Him and are you growing in Him?