20/20 Questions

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20 great Biblical questions in 20 words.

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20. What do you want?

They’re not sure really.
Like so many of us.
Like me.
Curious.
Hoping this is the answer.
Coming to see.

John 1.38

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19. What do you want me to do?

It’s obvious isn’t it?
Do we really have to ask?
Do we have to put it into words?
Er… yes.

Matthew 20.32

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18. Who are you looking for?

Her vision blurred.
Eyes full of disappointment and frsutration.
Powerless.
Where is he?
This is not the plan.
God’s elusive.

John 20.14

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17. Will you give us the kingdom now?

A final prayer.
Deliver us from evil.
Enough of this kind of life.
Bring some justice.
Make things better.
Please!

Acts 1.6

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16. What should we do with her?

The easy option.
The blame culture.
Bring on the rocks.
Let’s point some fingers.
She’ll do.
She’ll make the tabloids.

John 8.3

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15. Do you have anything to eat?

They stare open-mouthed.
He’s smiling.
And talking about food.
He shouldn’t even be here.
Not a sign of rigor mortis.

Luke 24. 35-43

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14. Can your worries add a day to your life?

The big W word.
How to avoid it.
Haunts us like a spectre.
Who doesn’t do it?
Ambushes us all.

Matt 6.25-34

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13. What can we bring to God?

The prophet sighs, shakes his head.
Looks at the crowd.
They already know.
He’s told them before.
Three little words.

Micah 6.8

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12. When the son of man turns up, will he find faith on earth?

A helpless woman.
Desperate for justice.
Haggles, banters, nags and beats on that judge.
Won’t give up.
Never gives in.

Luke 18

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11. How long will you fight the facts?

A woman throws a feast.
Good wine, great food, live band.
She yells in the street, ‘Come party and live!’

Proverbs 1.20 & Proverbs 9.1-11

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10. Who is my neighbour?

The man’s face is creased, strained.
He wanted a ball park figure.
Instead it’s endless.
‘Go and be a neighbour.’

Luke 10.29

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9. If mortals die, can they live again?

Job despairs.
Like George in It’s A Wonderful Life.
Wishes could hide in oblivion.
Searches for hope, meaning in loss.

Job 14.14

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8. Am I my brother’s keeper?

Cain invents homicide.
Creates death.
Knows where the body is.
But not his brother.
What’s happened to all that life?

Genesis 4.9

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7. Who do they say is the son of man?

A stranger.
A mysterious figure of justice.
Walks into town.
Rights wrongs.
He speaks and everyone listens.
An unusual leader.

Daniel 7.13,14; Matthew 16.13

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6. What were you talking about back there? (2)

They kick at the ground.
Cheeks burning, eyes sullen.
He knows really.
The ‘big man’ issue.
Who’s better, who’s best?

Mark 9. 33,34

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5. God, why have you given up on me?

The convicted criminal looks to the sky.
Feels the pain of all those who ever lost faith.
Lost their God.

Psalm 22 & Matthew 27.46

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4. Where are you?

The first great detective hunt.
What happened to people?
Weren’t they confident, happy, at peace with themselves and the world?

Genesis 3.8

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3. What were you talking about back there?

They look but don’t see.
He’s there, in front of them.
But their preconceptions blind them.
It’s a regular occurrence.

Luke 24. 17,18

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2. Why do the nations rage?

Nothing new, the quest for autonomy.
The desire to break free.
Damaging ideas misconceived about God.
Conspiracies flourish like fire.

Psalm 2.1-5

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1. What is truth?

He studies the beaten man and wonders.
If truth is a person surely it’s a lot harder to pin down.

John 18.37-39

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