Jesus: The First 30 Years
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, January 27 2008 19:00|
Thanks for the flood of emails about Pastoring Men, the concept of an “alphabetized reference section,” and the specific suggestions on anger. I’m in the process of responding to those now….at least the ones that needed a response.
I’m teaching a new series at The Man in the Mirror Bible Study here in Orlando called Hanging Out With Jesus. The men really seem to like it. The current message is “Jesus: The First Thirty Years.”
Did you know that the Bible devotes just 14 verses to the childhood and early manhood of Jesus? Everything we know about Jesus after his birth and until the age of 30 is contained in Luke 2:39-52. Of course, we have exactly the amount of information as God wanted us to have. That leads to two conclusions: 1) He didn’t want us to know very much and, 2) what He did want us to know must be very important!
I put together what I thought was a pretty funny list of questions about the “unknown” Jesus.
Yours for changed lives,