Jesus the questioner

Why did Jesus ask so many questions if he already knew the answers?

Ever notice how many questions Jesus asked? What was he saying? And what can I learn from him?

The Gospels recount more than 300 questions on the lips of Jesus. To see what he asked us to consider, paste this into a Bible search in Logos Bible Software:

{Section <Sentence = Interrogative>} INTERSECTS {Speaker <Person Jesus>}

It’s okay to have questions. It gets you thinking. Jesus was a master at that.

What others are saying

Jerram Barrs, Learning Evangelism from Jesus  (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009):

Francis Schaeffer used to say that if he had only one hour with someone, he would spend 55 minutes asking them questions, and 5 minutes trying to say something that would speak to their situation once he understood a little more about what was going on in their heart and mind. …
Jesus asks people questions because he wants to know them, and because he desires that people come to know him.

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Author: Allen Browne

Seeking to understand Jesus in the terms he chose to describe himself: son of man (his identity), and kingdom of God (his mission). Riverview Church, Perth, Western Australia

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