Quotable: Questions Jesus Asked

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

A piece of unverified Bible trivia I came across is that Jesus asks 307 questions in the Bible. True, some of the questions appear several times, being repeated in the different gospels, so the number of distinctly different questions is less – but you still can’t get away from the fact that Jesus asked lots of questions. While each had its own immediate purpose and context, they remain powerfully penetrating, and I have found it a worthwhile spiritual exercise to sit with some of the questions and to allow them to challenge me at deeper and deeper levels. As Christmas approaches, I have decided that I will take a different Jesus question each day and live with it through the day – coming back to it over and over again – allowing it to speak into my life.

I thought you might like to join me in this, so in the weeks leading up to Christmas I will post the 7 Jesus questions I am thinking about during the week. Here are the ones for this week, all taken from the TNIV…

Monday: And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? (Matt 5:47)

Tuesday: Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matt 6:27)

Wednesday: And why do you worry about clothes? (Matt 6:28)

Thursday: Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own? (Matt 7:3)

Friday: Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? (Matt 7:9)

Saturday: Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” (Matt 8:7)

Sunday: You of little faith, why are you so afraid? (Matt 8:26)

As always, nice chatting…


  1. Great questions Brian. At our church, we are doing the names (or nature) of Jesus with a different name each day in the count down to Christmas.

    • Good to hear from you Rod. Sounds like a great series at your church.

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