JESUS HAD MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
The guy who “is the answer” asked a lot of questions. Three hundred and seven to be exact. Someone counted.
In the gospels, people asked Jesus one hundred eighty three questions. He only gave a handful of straight answers. Usually, he answered with a question, a story, or some cryptic saying that seemed out of left field. Go look. You’ll see.
Do you believe in the Son of Man? Do you see this woman? Where is your faith? Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? What do you want? How much bread do you have? Who are you looking for? Do you have something to eat?
These are simple questions, but each is a gateway to a deeper conversation.
As we gather together again outside and online, we will take one of his questions each week to discuss. I’ll tell the story that surrounds the question. Then we will ask it of ourselves and each other. To interact with others asking questions you can join one of our upcoming small groups.
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Questions are better than answers and exclamations because we have to think. You can disagree with or ignore an answer. A question demands engagement. It sparks curiosity. Inquiry leads to better learning.
I am hearing lots of exclamations these days. Most of the answers offered conflict with each other. They can’t all be right. But they might all be wrong. To tell you the truth, it’s a hard time to know who to believe. We need more and better questions. Jesus can show us how to ask them. Let’s learn from the master!
Join me Sunday outside in the parking lot or online on our youtube channel at 9 am. If you want to stay in your car, you can reserve a viewing space from firstname.lastname@example.org and tune in your radio to 101.7 FM