Skip to content

What's More Important Than Family? | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 2:41-52




"They had to put family second in order to put Jesus first. And here we see that even Jesus had to do this. He had to put His parents second so that He could put His Heavenly Father First." Stating that family comes first—that nothing comes before family, that family means everything—sounds good, right? It sounds noble and virtuous. But that's not quite right. Family is pretty important, but it's not the MOST important thing. (Patrick) explains why as he reads through (Luke 2.41-52) to continue on series on (Learning to Follow Jesus). In this episode, we talk about parenting. Listen to our bonus episode (How to Be a Better Parent) for more information. Also, make sure to check out (Keith's) sermon on (Marriage Myths). To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:30 - (Luke 2.41-52) 2:10 - Was Jesus being disobedient to his parents? 2:45 - Why don't they get angry? 3:10 - A special relationship 4:05 - (The Fifth Commandment) 4:50 - What allegiances are we tempted to put ahead of God? (Look at your schedules) 5:10 - Were Joseph and Mary bad parents? 6:40 - How did Jesus grow in wisdom, stature, and grace with God and with man? 7:25 - Jesus was fully human 8:00 - How Jesus learned the Bible 9:00 - Growing in grace 10:20 - Challenge and encouragement 10:45 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: (   Passages Luke 2.41-52: (   References Fifth Commandment (Exodus 20.12): (   Resources Marriage Myths: ( Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: ( The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: (   Related How to Be a Better Parent: ( Learning to Follow Jesus: ( Support this podcast