Beyond The Manger ~ Luke 2:39-52

I.  Seeking Jesus  “Why did you seek Me”

a. In what sense were Mary and Joseph seeking Jesus?

b. In what sense was Jesus response more than their question?

c. In what way did the ‘rich young ruler’ seek Jesus?

d. What did the crowd seek that greeted Jesus during His triumphal entry to Jerusalem? (Jn 12:12-13)

e. For what purpose does the Scripture state we ought to seek the Lord?  (Jeremiah 29:11-14, 1 John 5:11-13)

II. Understanding Jesus  “did you not know”

a. What things did Mary and Joseph know about the young Jesus?

b. What do we know about Who Jesus is and why He came?

c. Where do we look to know more about our Lord and Savior?      

III. Following Jesus  “I must be about My Father’s business”

a. In a clarification that did not disrespect Joseph, Jesus stated “I must be about My Father’s business…was He talking carpentry or souls?

b. In following the example of our Lord how does Luke 9:23 show us what we must do?

c. Matthew 10:37-39 helps us to understand our proper standing with our Lord…what is it?

d. How does John the Baptist statement / attitude in John 3:30 reflect what our own attitude should be?

IV. Application:  How do we live… ‘I must be about my Father’s business’ each day? (Colossians 3:17)

  September 2018  
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