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Jesus was preoccupied with His life’s work.

BibleGateway: Luke 2:41-52

ESV Text: Luke 2:41-52

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:48 and ends at about 6:16

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     41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 336:
My God, Accept my Heart this Day

— Organ Audio

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1. My God, accept my heart this day 
And make it always Thine 
That I from Thee no more may stray, 
No more from Thee decline. 

2. Before the cross of Him who died, 
Behold, I prostrate fall; 
Let every sin be crucified 
And Christ be All in all. 

3. Anoint me with Thy Spirit’s grace 
And seal me for Thine own 
That I may see Thy glorious face 
And worship near Thy throne. 

4. May the dear blood once shed for me 
My blest atonement prove 
That I from first to last may be 
The purchase of Thy love! 

5. Let every thought and work and word 
To Thee be ever given; 
Then life shall be Thy service, Lord, 
And death the gate of heaven.