The Power of Asking September 14 & 15

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE

““Those who obey me will dwell securely,
untroubled by the dread of harm.”
Proverbs 1:33 (CEB)

THE POWER OF ASKING

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24 NKJV

I. JESUS WOULD USE QUESTIONS TO CALL PEOPLE INTO THE FAITH ZONE.

“Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.” John 6:5-6 NIV

II. JESUS WOULD USE QUESTIONS TO CALL PEOPLE INTO WISDOM.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV

SIX QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED THAT WE SHOULD ANSWER:

1)    “WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?” Matthew 16:15

2)    “WHAT IS IT YOU WANT?” Matthew 20:20-22 NIV

“Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.” “You don’t know what you are asking.”” Matthew 20:20-22 NIV

3)    “WHO IS MY MOTHER, OR MY BROTHERS?” Mark 3:33 NKJV

“And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”” Mark 3:34-35 NKJV

4)     “WHY DO YOU CALL ME, ‘LORD, LORD,’ AND DO NOT DO WHAT I SAY?” Luke 6:46 NIV

5)    “AND DO YOU NOT REMEMBER?” Mark 8:18 NIV

“Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” “Twelve,” they replied. “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” They answered, “Seven.” Mark 8:17-20 NIV

6)    “DO YOU LOVE ME?” John 21:17

BONUS STUDY QUESTIONS:

Ask yourself if God is using any of these questions to call you into faith or wisdom.

“Why are you afraid?” (Mark 4:40)

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Matt. 9:28) 

“Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25)

“Why do you think evil in your hearts?” (Matt. 9:4)

“Why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:31)

“Is that your own idea, or did others talk to you about me?” (John 18:34)

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” (Matt. 19:17)

“Why do you involve me?” (John 2:4)

 “Do you want to be made well?” (John 5:6)

“Does this offend you?” (John 6:61)

“Did I not choose you?” (John 6:70)

“Why do you not understand what I say?” (John 8:43)

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” (John 13:12)

“Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” (Luke 12:25)

“So if you have not been trustworthy with worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” (Luke 16:11)

“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” (John 6:67)

“Are you asleep?” (Mark 14:37)