Growing Up Jesus
“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.” Luke 2:40 NKJV 1. DO MORE THAN WHAT YOU’RE ACCUSTOMED TO. “His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.” Luke 2:41-42 NKJV “When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; but supposing Him to have been in the company…” Luke 2:43-44 NKJV 2. YOUR CIRCLE CAN EITHER DIRECT YOU OR DERAIL YOU. “Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.” Luke 2:46 NKJV “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” Proverbs 13:20 NLT 3. IF IT’S NOT ABOUT YOUR FATHER’S BUSINESS , THEN IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS . “...’Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’” Luke 2:49 NKJV “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11 NLT ❖ THE GRACE OF GOD IS UPON YOU. VICTORY GROUP QUESTIONS: 1) Would you say that you’ve grown stronger in the spirit within the last year?? Why or why not?? What are you doing to grow even more in this season?? Share. 2) Why is it important to surround yourself with “Like minded believers”?? Does that mean I should stop hanging out with family and friends who are unbelievers?? Share your thoughts. 3) Be bold. What “Childish Things” did you have to put away recently?? Share. 4) Share of one thing that you took away from this message and how you’ve applied it to your life.