Tell Me More About Jesus as a Boy —
Although the Bible does not record many details about Jesus as a boy, the facts it does reveal combined with documented Jewish history and culture of the first century shed light on what his life was like in those early years.
Click here for a Bible study and word search that will help you understand what Jesus’ boyhood was like. It is based on the book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim.
When you are done, select a birthday text or guardian promise like Jesus would have done as a boy. A birthday text is a Bible verse you choose as a personal promise from God that has a main word beginning with the same letter as your name. The word can be the first, last, or main thought in the verse.
For instance, my first name is Susan. The verse I chose is Psalm 18:35, because the word “sustains” is a main thought and begins with the same first 3 letters as my name. I found the verse by looking up “S” words in the concordance in the back of my Bible.
You give me your shield of victory,
and your right hand sustains me;
you stoop down to make me great. Psalm 18:35
This verse has become my personal guardian promise from God that I claim in my prayers to him.
Dearest Father, Thank you that your Son, Jesus, came to live among us — that he grew up just like we do in a real place, with real responsibilities, hardships, and joys. Thank you for sending him to us. May I get to know him better and strive to be like him in all I do. Amen.