Summary: Jesus’ first independant action, teaching in the Temple at the age of 12, introduces His life-long urgency of helping people find God.

Even a child is known by his doings,

whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Proverbs 20:11

“I must be about my Father’s business”


We must teach others how to find God.

I. Through Worship (41-42)

A. Habit-forming

B. Family oriented

C. Centers on praise for God’s help and deliverance

II. Through Learning (43-47)

A. At God’s house with God’s people

B. In both listening and asking

C. By both building and using life

III. Through Actions (48-52)

A. Preparing to use God’s gifts

B. Taking our own place

C. Self-examination

1. For sin

2. For evaluation

Are we obediently in God’s place now?

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