Skip to main content

What If Someone Preached a Sermon Using Only Questions?

What if someone preached a sermon using only questions?

Do you think it would work?


Would people listen?

Is it possible that some might find it offensive?

Can truth be communicated via interrogation?

What would socrates say?

Do people engage more with questions or propositions?

Is it possible to craft questions which stimulate deep contemplation?

What if the questions helped to unpack the text?

Don't you think a well-written question can lead to truth discovery?

What if some of the questions demanded immediate contemplation?

What if some of them called for discussions?

Could you ask the people to talk to each other about the answer?

Would you ask the person sitting next to you right now what their opinion is?

Could you build in time for contemplation and discussion?

Do you think some people might be so struck by one question that they might not be able to shake it?

What would a question like that look like?

Is it better to confront someone's shortcomings with a question or an accusation?

Isn't that the point of a sermon?

Shouldn't a preacher always be confronting our shortcomings?

Does new knowledge mean anything without life-change?

Are people willing to change their lives if they don't see any problems?

How can a sermon point out someone's problems?

Would it help to force them to think about themselves?

Would it be better to have them think of themselves in light of the text?

Could a question help them do that?

Don't you think this would get tiresome after 40 minutes?

Who said a sermon has to be 40 minutes long?

Did Jesus ever ask questions?

Would this work?

What do you think?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Inability of Metaphors and Similes to Describe the Church

The difference between a metaphor and a simile is the word "like."   (that's perhaps overly simplistic, but useful: Metaphor: You're a Dog. Simile: You're like a Dog. Of course, neither a metaphor nor a simile really does a good job of  proclaiming reality: You aren't a Dog. Often times, Jesus and His friends used metaphors and similes to  describe the church. Some of them would be: The church is (like a) house The church is (like a) family The church is (like a) body The church is (like a) temple All of these are useful for helping us understand some nature or  function of the church, but none of them are terribly effective as a  comprehensive description of the reality of the church: The church is not a house The church is not a family The church is not a body The church is not a temple The church is the church. It is completely different than any other  organism/organization known to man. It is a spiritually-joined,  mis

I Shall Have My Revenge

I shall have my revenge I'm not sure I have the quote exactly right, but in the movie Gladiator , Russell Crowe's character says something to the effect of, "I am husband to a murdered wife, father to a murdered son and I shall have my revenge in this life or the next. " I am typically not a big fan of vengeance. It's not usually a wise course of action. However, yesterday this quote came to mind while I was delivering some money to a friend (wisdom side note: never loan money to a friend. Give it to them. If they pay you back, you still have your money but if they don't you still ave your friend ). I thought to myself, "the person who is giving this gift isn't expecting to be paid back, but they will be… In this life or the next. In This Life or the Next Sometimes we live as if we only believe in this life. We make no provisions or plans for the next life. Sometimes we are so focused on taking care of ourselves

How I'm Going To End the Creation - Evolution Debate

You may or may not be aware that coffee has a very quick “mold-creation” rate.  If you leave a cup of coffee sitting out for too long, it will quickly begin to develop mold spores.  In fact, I would imagine, that in just a week or two a mug of coffee would develop a bog-like surface if left alone. Therefore. I’m placing a full mug of coffee in a secluded room where it will be undisturbed.  I’m also leaving instructions in my will that in 100 years, my grandchildren are to go into that room and document the lives of all the mold creatures that have come to life. That’ll show those silly creationists.