7 Life-Changing Questions Jesus Asked

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Years ago I became fascinated with the questions of Jesus. It occurred to me that if Jesus was asking a question, it must be an important one.

In fact, depending on our response, they could be life-changing questions.

I realize that in the culture in which Jesus lived, asking questions was a method of learning, but Jesus always knew the answers. He didn’t need to ask them. He IS the answer. What does He need to know?

His questions were to cause His listeners to think. And, they do.

Consider some of these 7 questions of Jesus:

1. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Matt. 9:28)

2. “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” (Matt. 8:26)

3. “What do you think about the Christ?” (Matt. 22:42)

4. “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17)

5. “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’, and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46)

6. “What do you want Me to do for you?” (Luke 18:41)

7. “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” (Matt. 7:3)

To which of these do you most need to consider to answer?

Ron Edmondson is the senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. For the original article, visit ronedmondson.com.

Unless otherwise specified, the opinions expressed are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Charisma Media.

Godspeed & Good Read!

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4 thoughts on “7 Life-Changing Questions Jesus Asked

  1. #5 is really good. Few ever scratch the surface. What about John 6:28-29? What do you think he means by “believe in the one he has sent”?

      • But he didn’t say, “believe in me.” He didn’t capitalize One. Are you sure? Not trying to change your mind, just saying that it might relate to #5.

      • It comes back to the question: Did God send Jesus or did He send another? I understand your concern with the fact He did not say, “believe in me,” but he did impress upon all “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” In v26 Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill…” It was understood that they were speaking about Jesus.

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