And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.  This year he is described in verse 43 by the Greek noun pais, "boy, youth, child, . and there were times that he had to choose to serve God rather than man. I began wondering if I were just a bad youth worker or if this gap existed in other places, as well. special relationship with God and therefore is able to serve as a bridge between God and us. Spiritual Guru Jesus believes in God and has the ability and authority to forgive sins He flipped over temple tables in anger (Matt.