The parents of Jesus Mary and Joseph, went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover.
When Jesus was 12, he accompanied them to Jerusalem.
After the feast the parents went home without realizing that their child, Jesus was not with them. But while on the way, they realized he was not amongst them.
They returned to Jerusalem, and looked for him for 3 days. They found him sitting in the temple; listening and asking teachers questions.
All those who were in the temple were astonished by his wisdom and intelligence.
It is in the temple that Jesus is revealed, first as a true son of his people and also as light and salvation for all people.
On being questioned by Mary and Joseph, Jesus answered thus: ”Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house, about my Father’s business?” This was an echo of Malachi 3:1 “the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple”.
Answer these questions
Trace occasions when angels appeared to people in the new testament
How did Jesus follow the customs and traditions of the Jewish people?
Occasions when angels appeared to people in the New Testament
Angel appeared to Zechariah to announce birth of John the Baptist
Angel appeared to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus Christ
Angels appeared to the shepherds on the night Jesus was born
Angel appeared to Joseph in a dream warning him to flee to Egypt with the child and Mary
How Jesus followed the customs and traditions of the Jewish people
He was named on the 8th day
He was circumcised on the 8th day
His parents took him to the temple for the annual cerebrations of the Passover
He went to the synagogue
In his dedication as a first male, his parents offered the sacrifices expected from them.
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