The Silent Years
Luke is the only Gospel writer who records this part of Jesus' life. Jesus is now a
pre-adolescent. These years are known as "the silent years."
I. The Submissive Years - Discovering His Identity.
"Then (Jesus) went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them." (Luke 2:51a)
1. A growing awareness.
2. A compelling devotion.
3. A strong obedience.
B. Mary and Joseph:
1. Familiarity breeds familiarity.
2. No more angels.
3. Pondering the imponderables.
II. The Strengthening Years - Deciding to Grow Strong.
"And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and ...
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