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Jesus' life as a teenager

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When I was 12 years old...
I was in the 6th and 7th grade.
I went to the principals office (paddling) for the first and only time in my life.
When I was trying out for the city basketball league, I threw my tryout.
Accelerated Math experience - Last day I ended up losing becuase I didn’t go to school.
Go Kart Incident
Luke 2:39-52

39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49 And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Jesus grew in wisdom and stature.
Jesus was fully God and fully man.
Jesus obeyed his Father — and his parents.
Mosaic law to obey father and mother. (6th commandment)
Your teenage years are spiritual preparation for the rest of your life.
The people you hand around
The things that occupy your time.
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