I have kind of given away the answer, haven’t I? – but please read on! Near the time I started my blog in 2012 I read somewhere that in the four Gospels Jesus asked more than 150 questions and I thought “Wow – that is a lot of questions!” Then I found a website that shared “173 Questions Jesus Asked” and I thought that must be the exact amount.
Earlier this year I took time to do my own research and to my amazement I discovered that in the New International Version there are exactly 339 Questions Jesus Asked*:
Matthew – Jesus Asked 109 Questions
Mark – Jesus Asked 68 Questions
Luke – Jesus Asked 107 Questions
John – Jesus Asked 55 Questions
I made a quick search of the internet thinking someone before me has certainly compiled this list. I could not find a compilation of 300 plus questions that Jesus asked. Please keep in mind that, while I am a follower of Jesus and faithfully read the Scriptures, I am not a Seminary Professor or a Pastor or a Seminary Student. I have really been quite amazed that no one has previously compiled and posted all 339 Questions that Jesus Asked.
* Please note that each of the four Gospels documented Jesus’s questions independently. In putting this compilation together – in order to provide you with full context – you will find all the questions Jesus asked in each Gospel – even though some questions are repeated in more than one account.
If you desire to continuously increase your communication skills, would you not be wise to study the one many believe to be the greatest communicator in all of history: Jesus of Nazareth? Even if you are not a follower of Jesus, would you not be wise to learn from his communication practices? Jesus did two things exceedingly well: He told great stories and he asked great questions.
Have you ever wondered why Jesus asked so many questions?
You may have heard me share before that I ask a lot of questions because I don’t know the answers. Jesus being God never asked a question to which he did not already know the answer. Why did he ask so many questions?
Just recently this thought occurred to me: All of the Trinity (God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit) were involved in the Creation. Therefore Jesus, who created the brain, understands exactly how it works. When he asks a question, he is actually leveraging the design of the brain he created! He knew that asking questions was a far more effective way to connect with people, to engage people, to help them discover truth, to help them come to their own conclusions, and to make their own decisions than it ever would be to tell them what to do!
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