Luke’s Gospel tells the colorful story of Jesus’ theological and spiritual adventures in the Jerusalem temple. According to the story, Jesus was so caught up in discussing the faith of his people with the temple rabbis that he “forgot” to go home with his parents. Instead, for three whole days he listened and asked questions of the religious teachers, completely immersed in the wisdom of his faith tradition. The story concludes with Luke’s commentary, “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and humankind” (Luke 2:52, AP).
Sermon begins at approximately 24 minutes into the recording.