We had SO MUCH FUN in Elementary this week learning about being wise as we grow from Luke 2:41-52! We played fun activities with marshmellows and toothpicks, and had a great time in production with the gameshow host playing even more games and learning our need to know for this week! 

Need To Know: "As I Grow, God Makes Me Wise!" 

Christ Connection: Jesus went to the temple to worship because He knew His purpose on earth. He came to be about God's business--teaching, suffering, dying for our sins, and rising again. As God's Son, Jesus died on a cross and was raised to life to save people from their sins. 

 

Bible Story: Luke 2:41-52

Baby Jesus grew and grew! He grew taller and stronger and wiser. Joseph was a carpenter. He made things out of wood. He taught Jesus how to make things, too. 

When Jesus was 12 years old, His family traveled to Jerusalem. It was a holiday! They went to the Temple to worship. They sang and prayed to God. They visited with relatives and friends.

After a week, they started walking home. Everyone was busy talking and walking. They walked all day. No one noticed that JESUS wasn't there! 

But when everyone stopped to sleep, Mary and Joseph looked for Jesus. They could not find Him anywhere! WHERE could Jesus BE? 

Mary and Joseph hurried back to Jerusalem. They looked EVERYWHERE for Him. They looked all over the city for three days! Then they went to search the Temple. They stopped, amazed! THERE was Jesus! 

Jesus was talking to the Temple leaders. He wasn't afraid or sad. He was there to talk about God, His Father. He knew God was taking care of Him! 

God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.294-299

Hey parents! Did you ask your elementary student the 2 most important questions about Sunday morning? 1. Did you have fun? 2. What did you learn? 

Practice this memory verse with your child this week!: "In all these things we will do even more than win! We owe it all to Jesus, who has loved us!" Romans 8:37

We hope to see you THIS Sunday at 9:30 or 11 at Leon High School or 11 at Tharpe Street! Have a great week!