Asking good questions is hard work.
Jesus modeled how to ask great questions. He asked a LOT of questions.
Very few of his questions were used to quiz listeners about facts.
“If the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” – Matthew 5:13
“If you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you?” – Luke 6:33
The questions Jesus asked were open-ended, nonjudgmental, intellectually stimulating, and succinct.
“Why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:3
Unfortunately, questions such as these are rarely asked at church. Well-intentioned teachers often ask fact-finding questions instead. This is done to create a basic familiarity with a story or as a form of assessment.
This kind of assessment has limited value.
Start asking good questions to help your learners develop a fuller understanding of God’s Word and own their faith.