Jesus - Child in the Temple
Jesus as a Child - In the Temple.
We do not get told much about the life of Jesus as a child, but the Bible tells us about an important event when Jesus was 12 years old.
The Bible tells us the story in Luke chapter 2 v 39-52. Jesus gets left behind in the temple after the feast, and when his parents return to find him, he is preaching to the people there.
And the child grew , and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
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 to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned , the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass , that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions .
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold , thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing .
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Books about the Child Jesus in the Temple
Resources for Telling the Story of Jesus in the Temple
- Bible slideshow The Boy Jesus in the Temple
Bible slideshow about the boy Jesus in the temple
Young Jesus Video 1
Printable Worksheets on Jesus the Child in the Temple
Here are a variety of colouring sheets, wordsearches and quizzes about Jesus aged 12 in the temple
- Cloze Sheet about the early life of Jesus
Cloze Sheet about the early life of Jesus - from birth-12
- Jesus in the Temple - Cloze sheet
A printable cloze sheet specifically about Jesus in the Temple aged 12
- Crossword about The Child Jesus
Crossword about The Child Jesus -from birth - 12
- Jesus in the Temple - Alphabet Soup
Fill in the missing letters
- The Story of Jesus in the Temple told for Children
A very nice version of the story written for Children
- Bible Coloring Pages - Mary and Joseph realise Jesus is missing
Coloring page of Mary and Joseph realising Jesus is missing. Joseph, Mary and the young boy Jesus traveled to Jerusalem with a caravan when Jesus was 12 years to observe the Passover. When it was time to leave Jerusalem, Joseph and Mary discovered th
- Bible Coloring Pages - Jesus teaching in the Temple as a youth
Joseph and Mary returned to Jerusalem to find the young boy Jesus in the Temple discussing scriptures with the elders and wise men. Jesus was just 12 years old when he went to the Passover in Jerusalem with Joseph and Mary.
- Jesus as a Boy - colour to reveal answer
Jesus as a Boy Luke 2:40-51 (NIV) Jesus "grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him." Luke 2:40 Jesus and his family went to Jerusalem every year for a Jewish celebration.
- Children's Sunday School Teacher's Online Resources
Excellent list of LOTS of sunday school resources