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What is the biggest question you have ever been asked? And what made it so?
Over Lent this year MFC has been looking at the questions Jesus asked, and thinking about what they mean for us today. His original listeners were people just like us, so in a way the questions Jesus asked, He asks of all of us.
Below is a selection of those questions. As you reflect on their meaning, by all means check out the Bible passages the questions are taken from. But most important of all, think about what it is that Jesus is really asking. What Jesus is asking you.
And how you would answer Him.

Who do people say the Son of Man is? Who do you say I am? (Matthew 16:13,15)
Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? (Luke 5:22-23)
Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith? (Mark 4:40)
Where is your faith? (Luke 8:25)
What is your name? (Mark 5:9)
Who touched my clothes? (Mark 5:30,31)
Who are my mother and my brothers? (Mark 3:33)
Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46)
Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? (Mark 9:50)
Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl, or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? (Mark 4:21)
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? If you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? (Matthew 5:46-47)
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? (Luke 12:25)
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)
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? (John 3:12)
Do you want to get well? (John 5:6)
How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God? (John 5:44)
If you do not believe Moses’ writings how will you believe me? (John 5:47)
Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it (Mark 8:12)
You of little faith! Why did you doubt? (Matthew 14:31)
Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? (Luke 10:36)
What is written in the Law of Moses? How do you read it? (Luke 10:26)
Why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? (Matthew 15:3)
How many loaves do you have? (Matthew 15:34)
Does this offend you? You do not want to leave too, do you? (John 6:61,67)
Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? (Luke 15:4,8)
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? (Luke 16:11)
Do you still not understand? Is your heart still hardened? (Mark 8:17)
Why do you call me ‘good’? (Mark 10:18)
Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? (John 8:46)
Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? (Luke 18:7-8)
Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:26)
You don’t know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup I am going to drink? (Matthew 20:22)
What were you arguing about on the road? (Mark 9:33)
What do you want me to do for you? (Mark 10:51)
Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? (Matthew 23:17,19)
How will you escape being sentenced to Hell? (Matthew 23:33)
Do you understand what I have done for you? (John 13:12)
Don’t you know me, even after I have been among you such a long time? (John 14:9)
For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? (Luke 22:27)
Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour? (Matthew 26:40)
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way? (Matthew 26:53-54)
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)
Why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for? (John 20:15)
Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory? (Luke 24:26)
Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet! (Luke 24:38-39) Do you love me? (John 21:17)