The average church sermon is probably only remembered for about twenty minutes after it has ended, or until we get to lunch. But the words of Jesus have been remembered and recited for over 2000 years after he spoke them.
Jesus only directly answered three of the 183 questions he was asked, according to gospel accounts. Sometimes he would put the question back on the person and sometimes he stayed silent.
Jesus asked more questions than he answered. His own questions were intentional, to make people think or challenge their view. He often asked people what they wanted or what they believed. “Who do you say I am?’’ “Who do you seek?’’
Jesus may not have regularly answered their questions, but he always spoke right to their heart. He asked though he already knew their answer. And when they doubted, he would simply say, “Come and see.” Jesus’ logic could not be undone then, and it still stands today.
~ Matthew 21:23-27 Jesus’ Authority Questioned ~