Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wise Child

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Luke 2: 39-52


TO CHEW ON: "And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was on him." Luke 2:40

Jesus’ family spent a few years in Egypt. One night God told Joseph in a dream that it was now safe to go back home. So Joseph, Mary and Jesus traveled back to live in Nazareth where Joseph and Mary had lived before Jesus was born.

Every year, Jesus’ family went to the temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The year Jesus was 12, his parents were already on their way home when they realized Jesus wasn’t with them or their friends. When they went back to Jerusalem, they found Him in the temple.
4. He was __________ (gnitlsnei) and 5. ___________ ( isgkan) questions. (Luke 2:46)

“Why did you look for me?” he asked his anxious parents. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” Of course, they didn’t understand that the Father He was talking about was God.

"Jesus Found in the Temple" (Standard Bible Story Readers Book One)"Jesus Found in the Temple" (Standard Bible Story Readers Book One)

After this, though He knew He had a special job to do on earth, He went home and obeyed His earthly parents until it was time for Him to start His work. Unscramble the words that tell about Jesus as a child and young man: (Luke 2:40)

1. He ________ (wrge)
2. He became _________ (rsngto)
3. He was filled with ___________ (mwoids)

"Jesus Grew"
(Standard Bible Story Reader Book One)

"Jesus Grew" (Standard Bible Story Reader Book One)
Can children still be known for their wisdom? What do you think a wise child looks like nowadays?

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to grow in body and mind, to become strong and to be filled with wisdom. Amen

SUPERSIZE IT: Wise or Foolish?
Below are some things you might or might not do.

Put a W beside each thing a wise child would do.
Put an F beside each thing a foolish child would do.

1.____ Eat only sweets.
2.____ Get involved in a sport like soccer, hockey, swimming or track.
3.____ Cycle, skateboard or rollerblade without protective gear.
4.____ Read the Bible regularly
5.____ Sit around watching TV or playing video games all day.
6.____ Ask questions when you don’t understand things.
7.____ Pray any time.
8.____ Don’t bother washing your hands before eating.
9.____ Believe everything everyone tells you.
10.____ Listen a lot.
11.____ Obey your parents.
12.____ Always say the first thing that comes into your head.

ANSWERS

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