Jesus, the Master Coach

C-Users-sschlegel-Pictures-Question-Mark-ManOne of my favorite things about Jesus is the questions that he asked.  Repeatedly in scripture, Jesus asks a question that changes everything – including people’s lives.  Here is a sample of questions that  Jesus asked:

  • When the  disciples were in a boat  in a terrible storm, Jesus asked,  “Why are you afraid?” (Matthew 8:26)
  • He asked  the  disciples, when  they were  faced  with feeding  a crowd of over 5,000 people,  “Where shall  we buy bread for these people  to eat?”  (John 6:5)
  • He asked  the  woman  caught in adultery, “Where  are  your accusers? Has no one condemned you?” (John 8:10)
  • After teaching the  crowds  about  how much  God cares for them, He asked  them, “Why do you worry about what you will eat and what you will wear?” (Matthew 6:31)
  • When Peter made his claim  that  he  would  die for Jesus, Jesus asked,  “Will you really  lay down  your life for me?”  (John  13:38) And then,  after  his resurrection, Jesus asked  him, “Do you love me?” (John 21:17)
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J. Val Hastings

J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the highest coaching designation.

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