Elementary, January 2: Jesus in the Temple

Hi Journey Kids parents!

When Jesus was twelve years old, his parents accidently left Him in Jerusalem. Can you believe that? After three days of searching, they found Him sitting in the Temple, talking with the religious leaders. The Bible says, “Everyone who heard him was amazed at how much he understood. They also were amazed at his answers.” I don’t know about you, but I wish I could have overheard the conversations Jesus had in the Temple. But that’s not the point. The Bible also says that “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” And He grew because He spent time with His Father.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Jesus in the Temple

Big Idea: Jesus grew in wisdom and favor by spending time in His Father’s House.

Memory Verse: “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 (NIV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

We can’t expect to grow in wisdom if we aren’t spending time with God. Take time this week to listen to God speak through His Word and to come to Him in prayer.