Jesus Increased - Luke 2:39-52

January 8, 2022 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Luke 2:39–2:52

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Luke 2:39-40 “When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him”

Luke 2:41-42 “Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom
of the festival.”

Luke 2:22-24 “…they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord) and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons)”

Luke 2:43-45 “After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but His parents did not know it. Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem
to search for Him.”

Luke 2:46-47 “After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers.”

Luke 2:48-50 “When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, ‘Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You.’ ‘Why were you searching for Me?’ He asked them. ‘Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what
He said to them.”

Luke 2:51 “Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart.”

The “Hypostatic Union”:
-The 2nd Person of the Godhead became a human being
-Jesus added the human nature to His divine nature
-He becomes the God-man
-He is FULLY God; and, He is FULLY human

John 1:1 “In the beginning was (Jesus) the Word, and (Jesus) the Word was with God, and (Jesus) the Word was God”

Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God
and with people.”

Sermon In A Sentence: We follow Jesus as we seek His help to increase in wisdom, stature; and, in favor with God & people, as did He.

We Conform To The Image Of Jesus Christ:
-As we increase in wisdom & stature
-As we increase in favor with God
-As we increase in favor with people

1 Peter 3:15-16 “Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame”