The Young Christ Grows …and travels
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem from Nazareth to be registered.  (Luke 2.1-5) </li></...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>“ And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they bro...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The Presentation at the Temple: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A woman who had a son was unclean...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The star appeared at the time of Jesus birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Would the offering in t...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>With Herod and all Jerusalem upset by the visit of the wise men, the presentation in th...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The visit of the wise men occurred sometime after the temple presentation. </li></ul><u...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream ...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egyp...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, ...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Joseph and Mary had a lifestyle of attending the Passover in Jerusalem.  (Luke 2.41) </...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Notice the actions of Jesus at the Temple: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He listened.  (Luke 2....
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature   and in favor with God and man.  </li></u...
The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Have you grown in the ways of Christ? </li></ul><ul><li>In Wisdom?  -- Your knowledge o...
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  • The Young Christ Grows

    1. 1. The Young Christ Grows …and travels
    2. 2. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem from Nazareth to be registered. (Luke 2.1-5) </li></ul><ul><li>The Shepherds visited the baby Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem. (Luke 2.8- 19) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus was circumcised in Bethlehem at eight days old. (Luke 2.21) </li></ul>… in Bethlehem
    3. 3. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>“ And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…” </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 2:22, ESV) </li></ul>… in Jerusalem
    4. 4. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The Presentation at the Temple: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A woman who had a son was unclean for 40 days. (Leviticus 12.1-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An offering was to be made. (Leviticus 12.6-8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two turtle doves could be sacrificed if they could not afford a lamb. (Leviticus 12.8) </li></ul></ul>… in Jerusalem
    5. 5. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The star appeared at the time of Jesus birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Would the offering in the temple been as meager as a pair of turtle doves, if they had just received the magnificent presents of the wise men? </li></ul><ul><li>--Life of Christ by R. C. Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Page 277 </li></ul>Why back to Bethlehem?
    6. 6. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>With Herod and all Jerusalem upset by the visit of the wise men, the presentation in the temple would have been exceedingly dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately after the departure of the Wise men, the angel warned the couple to take the Babe and flee to Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>--Life of Christ by R. C. Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Page 277 </li></ul>Why back to Bethlehem?
    7. 7. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>The visit of the wise men occurred sometime after the temple presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother…” (Matthew 2.11, ESV; emphasis mine) </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the word child instead of baby or infant. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Greek word can me child, lad, or little boy. </li></ul></ul>… in Bethlehem
    8. 8. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 2.13, ESV) </li></ul>… in Bethlehem
    9. 9. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 2.19-21, ESV) </li></ul>… in Egypt
    10. 10. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Mathew 2.22-23, ESV) </li></ul>… in Nazareth
    11. 11. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Joseph and Mary had a lifestyle of attending the Passover in Jerusalem. (Luke 2.41) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does this show a glimpse of Deuteronomy 6.6-9? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why would the boy Jesus stay at the temple? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you think if a 12 year old stayed after services to learn more? </li></ul></ul>… in Jerusalem (the Temple)
    12. 12. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Notice the actions of Jesus at the Temple: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He listened. (Luke 2.46) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He asked them questions. (Luke 2.46) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He understood. (Luke 2.47) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He answered them. (Luke 2.47) </li></ul></ul>… in Jerusalem (the Temple)
    13. 13. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 2.52, ESV) </li></ul>… in Jerusalem (the Temple)
    14. 14. The Young, Traveling Jesus <ul><li>Have you grown in the ways of Christ? </li></ul><ul><li>In Wisdom? -- Your knowledge of the scriptures? </li></ul><ul><li>In Stature? -- Anyone gotten taller? </li></ul><ul><li>In Favor with God? -- Are you closer to God than last week? </li></ul><ul><li>In favor with man? -- How have you treated your fellow man lately? </li></ul>… in You?

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