Faces of Easter 2 – The Young Christ in the Temple

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The Boy Jesus in the Temple Mark VandeBrakeSecond Sunday in Lent

Faces of Easter 2 – The Young Christ in the Temple


1. This is our second step in the journey to the resurrection.

2.    Print the image of the Youth, Christ in the Temple that you choose. And place face down and away from the child.

3. You are teaching care for things by how carefully you set up and put away the material.  Don’t rush this.

  4.    Remember your child is a child and is naturally interested in Jesus’ story of his childhood.

“Jesus in the Temple” by James B. Janknegt, 2009Lesson:

Lay a rug down. Pat the rug. 

Please go bring the Mystery of Easter bag.

Do you think you can put the Mystery of Easter together?

Resist the urge to help.  When the puzzle is complete. Turn it so the cross is facing the child.

Touch the top puzzle piece. 

Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Easter.  It is the beginning of our walk through Lent to Easter.

Today we are onto the second piece of the Mystery of Easter.

Touch another puzzle piece.

????????????????????????????????Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.

They went with other people from the town of Nazareth. It was a joyful, playful trip up to Jerusalem.

After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. There were lots of people traveling down the road from Jerusalem going to towns all over Israel. His parents didn’t realize that he was missing and traveled the whole day.

Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.

Bondone-Jesus-among-DrsWhen they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Hold up the picture of the Jesus at the Temple.

Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.

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. Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”


Which part of this story did you like the best?

How do you think Mary and Joseph felt when they lost their son?

Have did your parents feel when you’ve been lost?

What do you think made Jesus stay in the temple?



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