Powerful Questions Jesus Asked

Coaches ask powerful questions, which help people see their challenges differently, and find direction to overcome their problems. Jesus was able to get to the heart of the matter with people through his use of questions. He helped them review their thinking and set them on a different path. Below are some powerful questions Jesus asked others, compiled by Tony Stoltzfus in his book Leadership Coaching, the Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach  

  • ­”But who do you say that I am?”
    Peter’s great confession Luke 9:20   ­
  • ”What do you seek?”
    To the disciples of John who followed him, John 1:38   ­
  • ”What do you want me to do for you?”
    To the blind man beside the road, Luke 18:41  
  • ”Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?”
    To the woman caught in adultery, John 8:10   ­
  • ”What’s this you’re discussing so intently as you walk along?”
    Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Luke24:17; MSG   ­
  • ”What is written in the Law?  How do you read?”
    Jesus replies to a lawyer who puts him to the test, Luke 10:26   ­
  • ”Show me a coin.  Whose likeness and inscription has it?”
    Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, Luke 20:24   ­
  • ”Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk,?”
    At the healing of the paralytic, Luke 5:23  
  • ­”Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbour to the man…?”
    The Good Samaritan, Luke 10:36   ­
  • ”I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to   destroy it?”
    Healing on the Sabbath, Luke 6:9