Questions Jesus Asked 8 | The Horizons of Possibility

Do you believe that I am able to do this? Matthew 9.28  A pair of men who are visually impaired see a golden opportunity – a teacher, whose reputation for performing miraculous healings is growing like wildfire, just happens to be passing by. Approaching him, they cry out, “Have mercy on us,” calling out to…

Questions Jesus Asked 7 | Missing Out on the Good Stuff

Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? (Matt 9:15) | Can the wedding guests fast while the Bridegroom is with them? (Mark 2.19) | Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? (Luke 5:34)  Jesus has been inviting people to follow him. His most recent…

Questions Jesus Asked 6 | What’s REALLY going on in there?

Why are you harboring evil thoughts? (Matt 9:4) | Why are you raising such questions in your heart? (Mark 2:8) | Why are you questioning in your hearts? (Luke 5:22) Already, early in his public ministry, Jesus was becoming increasingly popular. At one point, while inside a home preaching the “good news of the Kingdom” to crowds…

Questions Jesus Asked 5 | Breaking through by Building Common Language

If I tell you about earthly things and you will not believe, how will you believe when I tell you of heavenly things? (John 3: 12) The night wind was sweeping through the narrow street as Jesus spoke with his interlocutor. Perhaps, during the inevitable pauses in the conversation they watched leaves spiraling around the courtyard…

Questions Jesus Asked 4 | Signal to Noise Ratio…

You are a teacher in Israel and you do not understand this? (John 3: 10) It doesn’t seem like Jesus was implying here that being a “teacher in Israel” was a bad thing. Nor do I think that we was trying to rap his night visitor for being a bad teacher. This was not about…