2520 Jesus Christ, childhood of

2520 Jesus Christ, childhood of

As an infant Jesus Christ was consecrated in the temple, accompanied by prophetic utterances regarding his future ministry. His childhood was characterised by a growth in wisdom and grace and, in particular, a strong desire to learn of God his Father and to understand the Scriptures.

Jesus Christ was consecrated as an infant

Lk 2:22 See also Lk 2:23-24

Indications of Jesus Christ’s future ministry were revealed

Through the words of Simeon Lk 2:30-32 See also Lk 2:25-29,34-35

Through the words of Anna Lk 2:38

The visit of the Magi

See also Mt 2:1-12

The escape to Egypt

Mt 2:13-15

The return from Egypt

Mt 2:19-20 See also Mt 2:15; Hos 11:1; Mt 2:21

Jesus Christ lives in Nazareth

Mt 2:22-23 See also Lk 2:39

Jesus Christ grows up

Lk 2:40 See also Lk 2:52

Jesus Christ visited the temple

He celebrates the Passover there Lk 2:41-42

He stays behind in the temple Lk 2:43-45,48-50

He displays his understanding of the Scriptures there Lk 2:46-47

The obedience of Jesus Christ

Lk 2:51

Mary and Joseph remember the sayings and events of Jesus Christ’s childhood

See also Lk 2:19,33,51

See also

1427prophecy
2033Christ, humanity
2057Christ, obedience
2081Christ, wisdom
2218Christ, Son of God
2333Christ, attitude to OT
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2515Christ, birth of
2535Christ, family of
5099Mary, mother of Christ
5669children, examples
5688firstborn

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