Jesus. Week 2 Teaching
In this teaching, Jesus. Week 2, we hear Pastor Karen talk about the first recorded words from Jesus and how these words he spoke can guide us in the year 2023.
Why do we eat Doritos? Why do we look at social media? Why do we sleep in? Why do we waste money? Why do we imitate trends on social media? What motivates us to do certain things?
To better understand how we are motivated Pastor Karen explained this equation.
Motivation = Expectancy + Value – Cost
Expectancy is the belief that you can do a behavior and achieve a result.
Value is the perception that a task is rewarding or useful.
Cost is the sense that what you’re doing causes some kind of pain.
Jesus’ first recorded words are “Didn’t you know I must be about my Father’s business?” In this statement, he is revealing to us what motivates him. Everything he does is to fulfill his Father’s business. Like Jesus, we should live our life through this lens.
This year, when people ask you why you do something will your answer be “Didn’t you know I must be about my Father’s Business?”
Jesus. Week 2 Teaching Text
Jesus Speaks with the Teachers
41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. 43 After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, 44 because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.
45 When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there. 46 Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
48 His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”
49 “But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”[a] 50 But they didn’t understand what he meant.
51 Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. And his mother stored all these things in her heart.
52 Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.
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