The Return to Nazareth
39And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
The Boy Jesus in the Temple
41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44but 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, 45and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48And when his parents6 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.” 49And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?”7 50And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51And 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.
52And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature8 and in favor with God and man.
“This Thing That Has Happened” — Part ThreeLuke 2:41-52 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 42:52 • ID: 3535
“This Thing That Has Happened” — Part TwoLuke 2:22-38 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 45:09 • ID: 3533
“This Thing That Has Happened” — Part OneLuke 2:8-20 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 43:03 • ID: 3532
Nunc DimittisLuke 2:29-32 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 25:20 • ID: 2999
Just the FactsLuke 2:17-20 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 33:51 • ID: 2998
The Sign and the SongLuke 2:12-17 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 35:56 • ID: 2996
A Savior, Christ the LordLuke 2:8-12 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 41:01 • ID: 2995
The Birth of Jesus Christ — Part OneLuke 2:1-5 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 42:31 • ID: 2993
The Birth of Jesus Christ — Part TwoLuke 2:6-7 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 37:56 • ID: 2994
No Ordinary ChildLuke 2:25-35 Sermon • 41:54 • ID: 2777
Good News, Great JoyLuke 2:1-32 Series • ID: 27401
Songs for a SaviorLuke 1:46-56, Luke 1:67-75, Luke 2:25-35 Series • ID: 26501
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