Following His birth in Bethlehem, His life as a baby and a young child, Jesus continued to grow. Last week we learned about the Journey of the Wise Men to visit with Jesus. This week we’re going to jump forward to when Jesus was 12 years old. This is a special time in the Bible because it is the first time in Scripture where Jesus reveals that God is His Father.
The lesson about Young Jesus teaches us:
- Jesus’ Father: Jesus honored and respected His Earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. As He grew, He also began to do the work of His Father – God.
- Jesus’ life was foretold in the Old Testament many times, a few examples include: He would be a descendant of King David (Jeremiah 23:5); He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14); He would perform many miracles (Isaiah 35:5-6); and He would be betrayed by a friend, and the money would be used to purchase Potter’s Field (Zech. 11:13).
- Jesus’ Mission: From the time He was born, the Bible gives account of many times that Jesus’ life as an adult would be about His Father. From His birth: The angel Gabriel told Mary her son would be called “the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32); Elizabeth testified that the child Mary was expecting was “the great Redeemer” (Luke 1:43); the angels announced that Jesus was “Christ the Lord” (meaning “God the Messiah”); Simeon, a righteous and devout man, exclaimed, “for my eyes have seen your salvation …;” and the prophetess Anna spoke of the baby Jesus as the “redemption of Israel.”
HOW TO USE THIS PAGE
- Start with family prayer
- Watch Julia & Rudy’s video
- Watch the lesson video
- Talk to your family about the lesson
- Lift up your voice and dance in worship for the Lord!
- Optional: Print out activity sheets
- Optional: Collect supplies to complete the activity sheets – crayons, etc.
- Close in prayer
Now, sit with Rudy & Julia for a little while to LISTEN to this story about this lesson, Young Jesus.
In today’s video, we learn about Young Jesus and a Passover celebration that Jesus travelled with His family to attend. At the end of the celebration, Jesus and His family became separated as Jesus set out in ministry to others.
SING & DANCE IN WORSHIP:
Christmas traditions are filled with wonderful songs and give us a special way to worship God while we tell others about God’s love. Lifting our voices with praise and thanksgiving is so pleasing to the Lord! Let’s lift our voices together and, while we are praising Him, let’s remember those around us who really need the Lord’s help today. Let’s lift them and those who don’t know the Lord up as we praise Him with song!
Here are some coloring pages, puzzles and other activities for you to help you learn more about this lesson, Young Jesus. Ask your parents or an adult to help you print them out or find the supplies you’ll need for each one.
- Coloring Page: https://cchmb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Jesus-As-A-Child-Sunday-School-Coloring-Pages.pdf
- Crossword Puzzle: https://cchmb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Jesus-As-A-Child-Sunday-School-Crossword-Puzzles.pdf
- Mazes: https://cchmb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Jesus-As-A-Child-Bible-Mazes.pdf
- Spot the Difference: https://cchmb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Jesus-As-A-Child-Kids-Spot-The-Difference.pdf
And He said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?Luke 2:49