We remember the early days of Jesus, kinda-sorta. We know He preached in the Temple at a very young age. How he was sought out by his elders is something I haven’t thought about in a long time. After being a familiar young face in the communities for many years leading up to his crucifixion, just what was his teaching history? What was his reputation? How did his teaching evolve? How did he declare himself the Messiah? Carl Middleton at GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus has a post today on this subject. As always, Carl looks into each word of scripture and takes the extra steps to examine the meaning of the words, the culture of the day, the etiquette of the day, the small details that the reader’s eye may miss. I hope you will read this intriguing scriptural look at how Jesus instructed other on the will of The Father, how those listening reacted and where Jesus sat.