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THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: THE BOY JESUS
Adult/Young Adult Topic: WISDOM THAT AMAZES
Printed Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b; Luke 2:39-52
KEY VERSE:Luke 2:40 (NIV)
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Some young people amaze us with a wisdom that seems beyond their years. How should we respond to precocious wisdom? Ecclesiastes affirms that there is a time to speak and a time to be quiet, and Luke records that the teachers in the Temple were awed by the wisdom of twelve-year-old Jesus, but Mary and Joseph were confused and exasperated.
Wise people have learned when to speak and when to keep silent. The right words at the right time can unlock previously dead-end situations. Conversely, the wrong words at the wrong time can build tall walls of division and offense. Reliance on the Holy Spirit can keep us from falling into negative patterns of disobedience to God.
LORD, help us to live a life that is reflective of your pattern of growth when you walked the earth as a young adult. Help us to increase in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.