We begin a new series this Fall entitled, "Questions from Jesus: Invitations to Grow." Jesus' first recorded words was a question (only 12 years old in Luke 2:50!). In the gospels he asks almost 300 questions! Why? Questions stretch us and force us to deal with issues we often try to avoid. The claim of the semester is that Jesus asks us questions as invitations for us to grow - both in self-awareness of who we are and in our knowledge of God and who He is. Each week we look at a different interaction where Jesus asks someone a question. I invite you to take Jesus' questions seriously - he's asking you because he loves you and wants you to grow!
This week we look at Jesus' first recorded words in the gospel of John. Two disciples of John the Baptist start following Jesus and seeing them, he turns around and asks them, "What are you seeking? What do you want?" This is the first question he asks every one who follows him. If Jesus asked you that question, what would you say?
TEXT: John 1:35-39