Curiosity Is Important

Written by: Pastor Josh Powell

This past weekend we kicked off "The Chosen" message series based off the crowd funded phenomenon show The Chosen.  If you haven't checked out the show, you can download "The Chosen" app from your app store, you can go to "The Chosen" YouTube page, or you can go to The Chosen's website. Let's binge Jesus this fall.   Also, Pastor Peter will be hosting a watch party for the next five weeks; if you're interested in attending, register here.  
How many of you have been asked or overheard a kid ask a question that set you back?   You know, the spit your drink out because you're so caught off guard question?  Having three kids, ranging from 10 years to 4 years, I have been bombarded with Curiosity.  Daddy, why do bugs fly?  Daddy, why do mosquitos exist?  Why do I have a freckle on my arm?  Curiosity is a good thing.  Asking questions causes you to search for answers.  Asking questions helps clarify; asking questions increases communication.  

When Jesus was a child, he was curious.  Jesus had the holy Curiosity that Pastor Peter talked about this past Sunday (check out the message here).

Every year, Jesus' parents would travel to Jerusalem for Passover.  When Jesus turned 12, he would travel with them.  So they all travel to Jerusalem from Nazareth (about 80 miles through the hilly country) and handle the business they needed to.  Now, it's time to travel home.  The caravan of people is traveling through the hills, and then, all of a sudden, Mary realizes Jesus is missing.  She and Joseph travel back to Jerusalem in search of Jesus.  

They searched three days before finding him in the temple:

"After three days, they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers." -  Luke 2:46-47

Asking questions when it comes to your faith is good.  When you have questions about your faith, it causes you to dive deeper into a relationship with God to find the answers. Often, when we question something, it’s typically not to create excuses or disbelief but to deepen our understanding and increase our belief.  And, I promise you, if you take your questions to God, your faith will increase. The questions you have, take them to someone who is mature in Christ, and your faith will increase.  Holy Curiosity is good, and it will only increase your confidence in Jesus.  

What are some questions you have about your faith?  
What is a question that you want to take to God today?
How much deeper of a relationship could you have if you had some of your questions answered?

This week, ask your questions.  This week, dive into a deeper relationship with Jesus by searching for truth.  

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