Ask and you will receive!

Tonight marks the second “Bible Time” held before the Tuesday youth outreach. I want to explain the topic of interest. But before I tell you the topic, let me tell you the interest. There was more participation tonight than ever before!! We had three new boys come to the Bible class and they were very active in our discussion. Amazing!! We also had one new girl. Many of our regular children were not even in attendance and we had 10 in the class!!! Eight of these were boys — this is just outstanding!  

But I am getting ahead of myself with excitement. Anyway, the topic of interest was from Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

I set up the class by explaining the thousands of people who came to Jesus on any given occasion seeking answers to life’s questions. Jesus explains that He wants us to ask questions and never has anything to hide! I used this time to emphasize that if any group or individual was uncomfortable with questions, you could rest assured they were uncomfortable with the truth! I explained that God and Jesus His Son and wants us to question them! We will find the answers only when we ask the questions, and the answers can be found by simply asking God. We discussed prayer as being the way we ask God our questions and continued our discussion.

I then asked each person to take a piece of paper and write down any question they had about life, God, purpose, etc. I let them know that I too wanted to be like Jesus and be open to their questions! I told them I would answer one question for the next “however many classes it takes.” The questions we received blew us away! Apart from two questions (one unfinished and one illegible), I want to share the rest with you.

1. How do you think the world began?

2. Who is God and how did God die?

3. Why is there evil?

4. What’s the meaning of life?

5. Is heaven real?

6. How was God Created?

The next few questions came from one of our youth group children (his parents worship with us here in EK).

7. If we were a different religion, we would say we were right. So how are we right? (WOW!! Isn’t this amazing coming from an 11 year old boy?)

8. If we are baptized would we go straight to Heaven?

9. What if you were following God and you weren’t baptized, would you go to heaven?

These questions came from children ages 8-15! God be praised for these precious souls who are genuinely searching for the truth!!

Ask and you will receive.

If you have any ideas on any one (or all) of these questions I would love to hear your input as I prayerfully search the scriptures in preparation for the answers to these incredible questions.

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~ by harphouse on February 8, 2011.

2 Responses to “Ask and you will receive!”

  1. Those are great questions. Keep up the good work guys. 🙂

  2. Young People are amazingly insightful. I know you will glorify God in as you point them to the scriptures for answers.

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