“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
Read verse 41-43. What did Jesus’ parents do every year? (41, Dt 16:1-8) How old was Jesus when they went up to Jerusalem? (42). Where did Jesus do after the festival instead of returning home? (43)
Read verse 44-47. What do Jesus’ parents do when they find that Jesus is not with them? (44-45). What was Jesus doing when they find him? (46) Why were the people at the temple amazed at Jesus? (47)
Read verses 48-50. What do Jesus’ parents say when they find him? (48) What is Jesus’ response? (49). What do you think Jesus meant by this? Why do you think that Jesus’ parents do not understand what he said? (50).
Read verses 51-52. What happens when Jesus returns to Nazareth with his parents? (51a). How does Jesus’ mother treat all these events? (51b). What happens as Jesus gets older? (52)