2520 Jesus Christ, childhood of
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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

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

Indications of Jesus Christ's future ministry were revealed

Through the words of Simeon

Luke 2:30-32 See also Luke 2:25-29,34-35

Through the words of Anna

Luke 2:38

The visit of the Magi

See also

Matthew 2:1-12

The escape to Egypt

Matthew 2:13-15

The return from Egypt

Matthew 2:19-20 See also Matthew 2:15; Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:21

Jesus Christ lives in Nazareth

Matthew 2:22-23 See also Luke 2:39

Jesus Christ grows up

Luke 2:40 See also Luke 2:52

Jesus Christ visited the temple

He celebrates the Passover there

Luke 2:41-42

He stays behind in the temple

Luke 2:43-45,48-50

He displays his understanding of the Scriptures there

Luke 2:46-47

The obedience of Jesus Christ

Luke 2:51

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

See also

Luke 2:19,33,51

See also

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

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