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52: New Year New Beginning – Did Jesus Know He Was God When He Was a Boy?
Mark Ledford
February 5, 2023

52: New Year New Beginning – Did Jesus Know He Was God When He Was a Boy?

February 5, 2023

Did Jesus Know he was God when he was a boy?
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Song: Million Little Miracles


Luke 2:41-52 (NIV)
41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover.  42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.  43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.  44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day.  Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.  46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished.  His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this?  Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”  49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked.  “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”  50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.  51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them.  But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.  52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.


Did Jesus know he was God? 


Luke 14:8 (ESV)  Luke 14:10-11 (ESV)
8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’  Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.  11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”


Jesus chose  over .



1 Peter 2:13 (NIV)  1 Peter 2:15 (NIV)
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.


Jesus chose  over .



Jesus chose  over .


2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and forever!  Amen.



Jesus is humble, obedient, and wise.

Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV)
6 Christ Jesus, Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!


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