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Questions Jesus Still Asks Us

August 9, 2015
Photo by Marcel

Photo by Marcel

Jesus frequently used questions to bring home his point. Many of them have a timeless quality that speaks to people through the ages. Below are a few of Jesus’ questions. Read them over and ask the Holy Spirit to direct one to your heart today. You may want to look up the question and read the context it comes from. Why do you think this question is the one you are drawn to? What do you think Jesus is saying to you? How are you going to answer?

  • If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Matthew 5:46-47
  • Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? Matthew 6:26-28
  • Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3-4
  • “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? Matthew 7:9-10
  • What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? Matthew 16:26
  • What about you? Who do you say that I am? Matthew 16:15
  • What do you want me to do for you? Matthew 20:32 (Jesus to the blind men)
  • Where is your faith? Luke 8:25
  • Were not all ten lepers cleansed? Where are the other nine? Luke 17:17
  • Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”
  • “Nothing,” they answered. Luke 22:35
  • Do you want to get well? John 5:6
  • Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you? John 8:10
  • Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
  • Do you understand what I have done for you? John 13:12
  • Is this your own idea or did others talk to you about me? John 18:34
  • Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for? John 21:15
  • Simon, son of John, do you love me? John 21:17
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