by Brad Whitt

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Christ In The Classroom - Pt. 2 (6 of 13)
Series: One Extraordinary Life
Dr. Brad Whitt
Luke 2:41-52

INTRO: Alright, take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place once again at Luke chapter 2. We're in a series of studies here on Sunday mornings at Temple on the life and ministry of Jesus. We've entitled this series of sermons, "One Extraordinary Life."

Now, last Sunday morning we began looking at one of the most magnificent moments; one of the most startling stories; one of the most amazing accounts recorded for us in the gospels about the life and ministry of Jesus. As a matter of fact, this is the only instance, (and really the only insight,) that we have into His early life.

You see, as I mentioned last week - Jesus lived on this planet in a human body for only about 33 years, BUT when you add up the amount of His earthly life that is recorded for us in the pages of the New Testament, what you find is that it only covers about 3 years.

So, for every year of His ministry that is recorded, there are 10 years that are covered, they're hidden, they're veiled - and most of those years that are veiled from us come during His days as a boy growing up there in Nazareth.

It's almost as it the Holy Spirit has pulled a curtain over the life of Jesus from the time of His birth in Bethlehem until He was baptized by John the Baptist there in the Jordan River.

But - right in the middle of those hidden years the Holy Spirit opened up that concealing curtain and gave us a glimpse of the Lord Jesus as a 12 year old boy.

It's a very human story.

It's the story of a mamma and a daddy who took their twelve year old son with them on their annual trip to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. At the end of the week, when the feast was over, they started back toward Nazareth, but at the end of the first day's travel they look around and at each other and said, "Where's Jesus?"

"Well, I thought you had him." "No. I thought He ...

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