This week in Elementary, we joined Jordan and Zippy at Springside School to learn how to make wise choices! We learned from the story of Young Jesus in the Temple how we can add to what we've learned!
Need to Know: "I Will Add to What I've Learned!"
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 the cross and was raised to life to save people from their sins.
Bible Story--Young Jesus In the Temple, 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
We hope to see you this Sunday at either our Leon Campus or our Tharpe Street campus! Service times are 9:30 and 11 for both! See you then!