Questions from the Bible

Hagar Runs Away (Genesis 16:8)

Where have you come from?  Where are you going?


Elijah Hides in a Cave

What are you doing here?


Healing at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:6)

Do you want to get well?


Peter is Questioned by Jesus after he Denies him Three Times (John 21:15)

Do you truly love me more than these?  [More than ____?  You fill in the blank.]


Saul Blinded on Road to Damascus (Acts 9:4)

Why do you persecute [resist / fight] me?


Peter Walks on Water (Matthew 14:3)

Why did you doubt?  [Take your eyes off me and lose your focus?]


Blind Men Receive Sight (Matthew 9:28)

Do you believe that I am able to do this?


Jesus Calms the Storm (Matthew 8:26)

Why are you so afraid?


Blind Beggar (Matthew 20:32)

What do you want me to do for you?


Jesus Feeds 4,000 (Matthew 15:34)

How many loaves do you have?  [What can you contribute or give to help others in need?]


Peter’s Confession of Christ (Matthew 16:15)

Who do you say I am?


Ezekiel in the Valley of Dead Bones (Ezekiel 37:3)

Can these bones live [again]?


Jesus is Wrongly Accused by Leaders in the Church (Matthew 9:4)

Why do you ENTERTAIN evil thoughts in your hearts?


Jesus Predicts his Death (Matthew 16:26)

What good will it be for a man if he GAINS the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?


The Disciples lack Faith (Matthew 17:17, 20)

O unbelieving and perverse generation… How long shall I put up with you?


Jesus uses Parables [or Examples in Everyday Life] to Get Across his Point (Matthew 17:25 and Matthew 21:28)

What do you think?


Rich Young Man (Matthew 19:17)

Why do you ask me about what is good?


A Mother’s Request for her Sons (Matthew 20:21)

What is it you want? [Do you know what you are asking for?]


Jesus Washes his Disciples Feet (John 13:12)

Do you understand what I have done for you?


Jesus Prays at Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:41)

Are you still sleeping and resting?  Enough!


Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 4:11)

Who gave man his mouth?


Jacob Wrestles with God (Genesis 32:27)

What is your name?  [What are the labels or lies you’ve believed about yourself?]


Abel’s Offering is Rejected by God (Genesis 4:6)

Why are you so ANGRY?  Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?  But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must MASTER IT.


Fall of Man — Adam and Eve Hide from God (Genesis 3:11)

Who told you that you were naked?  [You fill in the blank ____?  Ugly?  Worthless?  Stupid?]


God Confronts Adam and Eve after Eating the Apple (Genesis 3:13)

What is this that you have done?


Joshua Steps into Leadership [After Moses’ Death and Before Crossing the Jordan River into Jericho] (Joshua 1:9)

“Have I not commanded you?  [Have I not already instructed you?]  Be strong and courageous.  Do not tremble or be afraid.  For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


Isaiah Called by God (Isaiah 6:8)

Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us? … Here I am.  Send me!


God Defends his Record (Isaiah 40:21, 25)

Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  Has it not been told you from the beginning?  Have you not understood…?  To whom will you compare me?  Or who is my equal?


God Confronts his People (Isaiah 40:27)

Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain… My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?


God Confronts his People (Isaiah 50:2)

Was my arm too short to ransom you?  Do I lack strength to rescue you?


A Victim of Debt (Habakkuk 2:6b-7)

How long must this go on?  Will not our debtors suddenly arise?  Will they not wake up and make you tremble?  Then you will become their VICTIM.


Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:10-11, Amplified Version and NIV combined)

“Woman, where are your accusers?  Has no man condemned you?”  “No one, sir,” she said.  “Then neither do I condemn you… Go now and leave your life of sin.”