Big time questions

When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”  Mark 12:34 NIV

One of these days–and it’s not that far into the future for any of us–we may come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, and He may ask us a question.  Do you find the possibility frightening or exciting?  

if Jesus asks a question, it must be pretty important.  Fortunately, the Scriptures give us many examples from two thousand years ago.  I think it behooves us to examine them relative to our own lives as well.   Below are seven questions that Jesus asked.  Read each one of them carefully and think about how it applies to your own life.  Come up with examples from your own experiences just as if Jesus asked you the same questions.  

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?”  Matthew 7:3

“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”  Matthew 8:26 NIV

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  Matthew 9:28 NIV

“What do you think about the Messiah?”  Matthew 22:42 NIV

“Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’, and not do what I say?”  Luke 6:46 NIV

“What do you want Me to do for you?”  Luke 18:41 NIV

“Do you love Me?”  John 21:17 NIV

Prayer:  Lord, teach us to answer Your questions relative to our own lives.  Amen.  

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