This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.
In the previous post, we covered Luke 2:40-45. Here was the conclusion:
Jesus was raised according to The Law and participated in His first passover at twelve years old. He stayed in Jerusalem when Joseph and Mary left.
"46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:"
(Mary and Joseph eventually found Jesus in the temple. Not only was Jesus sitting in the midst of the teachers (scribes), but Jesus was HEARING THEM and asking them Questions. There are two huge implications...)
(Jesus hearing them meant the scribes (Torah teachers) were specifically talking to Jesus. They considered Jesus worthy of being spoken to. Second, Jesus asked them questions. The Torah teachers taught through Questions. We've seen that God approached Adam and Eve...and Cain through Questions. Here are links to those posts:
Adam and Eve - Genesis 3:8-11
Cain - Genesis 4:1-5)
(We covered the following in the post titled, "Human Thinking Model: Questions vs. Statements":
Notice, the only stimulus that makes it to the Conscious Brain is the one that made it through the nucleus basalis (the square between the Unconscious Brain and Conscious Brain. We saw the nucleus basalis is the doorway to the Conscious Brain.
When the stimulus is a Statement, the individual can close the nucleus basalis preventing the Statement from making it to the Conscious Brain.
The first effect of this is that the individual will not respond to the Statement with Words. If the individual does respond at all, it will be with Emotions and Actions.
The second effect is that the individual will not Remember the Statement. If you have ever had someone tell you they don't Remember a Statement you made towards them, it could be because they chose to close their nucleus basalis.
The way to get your information to their Conscious Brain is to put the information in the form of a Question. Questions have to be processed in the Conscious Brain. People respond to Questions with Words...which are an effect of a stimulus reaching the Conscious Brain.)
(Teaching through asking Questions gives up control and allows the student to own their answers. It takes a person with an excellent thought process to be able to teach through Questions instead of Statements.)
"47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers."
(ALL that heard Jesus' teachings to the Torah teachers were amazed with His Understanding and His answers. Jesus taught like a Master Torah teacher!)
At twelve years old, Jesus was able to teach Torah teachers as if Jesus was a Master Torah teacher.