“What Do You Want Me to Do for You?” CAA Students Ponder Christ's Question

“What Do You Want Me to Do for You?” CAA Students Ponder Christ's Question Freshman students in David Allen’s Bible class were studying about blind Bartimaeus just before Christmas. They were intrigued by the question that Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The students were encouraged to put themselves in Bartimaeus’ place in the story and to think of what they would have asked for if Jesus asked that same question of them. The variety of thoughtful responses demonstrates the depth of that question in the students’ thinking. “If I were to ask Jesus for anything—I would make a request for love, purity, and to have Christ number one in my life.” Vera Gerega “I would ask Jesus for every person on this earth to decide to want to go to heaven. It would be so awesome to have every person there. All of my family would be there and all my friends. Even my enemies would be there, and I could become good friends with them.” Jacob Davis “My request would not be for me or my family or friends. I would have God take out all the pain and rage of everyone that has been hurt by other people.” Tiarra Wood “If God asked that of me, I would tell Him I want every single person to have joy around the holidays. There are so many homeless and uncared for people that don’t know the joy of having friends and family around the Christmas tree. They don’t know what it’s like, sitting around a dinner table, laughing and talking. I’ve always wondered how many of them are cold when it snows….If everyone had joy, then just maybe, they would start to believe in God. They would know that God’s Son came to this earth to save each and every one of them. And that is, after all, the real joy of Christmas.” Caitlin Perry “The one thing I would probably ask for would be to have Jesus come right at that very moment. To have Him come in all His glory and save all of us would be the ultimate prize….I really want to go to heaven and get away from all this sin.…I want Him to come so bad. To have Jesus come and be able to talk to God in heaven would be the greatest, most wonderful wish I could ever have…I can’t wait to get there.” Nickele Prahl Christian education—still the priceless gift that changes one heart at a time.

“What Do You Want Me to Do for You?”

CAA Students Ponder Christ's Question

Freshman students in David Allen’s Bible class were studying about blind Bartimaeus just before Christmas. They were intrigued by the question that Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The students were encouraged to put themselves in Bartimaeus’ place in the story and to think of what they would have asked for if Jesus asked that same question of them. The variety of thoughtful responses demonstrates the depth of that question in the students’ thinking.

“If I were to ask Jesus for anything—I would make a request for love, purity, and to have Christ number one in my life.” Vera Gerega

“I would ask Jesus for every person on this earth to decide to want to go to heaven. It would be so awesome to have every person there. All of my family would be there and all my friends. Even my enemies would be there, and I could become good friends with them.” Jacob Davis

“My request would not be for me or my family or friends. I would have God take out all the pain and rage of everyone that has been hurt by other people.” Tiarra Wood

“If God asked that of me, I would tell Him I want every single person to have joy around the holidays. There are so many homeless and uncared for people that don’t know the joy of having friends and family around the Christmas tree. They don’t know what it’s like, sitting around a dinner table, laughing and talking. I’ve always wondered how many of them are cold when it snows….If everyone had joy, then just maybe, they would start to believe in God. They would know that God’s Son came to this earth to save each and every one of them. And that is, after all, the real joy of Christmas.” Caitlin Perry

“The one thing I would probably ask for would be to have Jesus come right at that very moment. To have Him come in all His glory and save all of us would be the ultimate prize….I really want to go to heaven and get away from all this sin.…I want Him to come so bad. To have Jesus come and be able to talk to God in heaven would be the greatest, most wonderful wish I could ever have…I can’t wait to get there.” Nickele Prahl

Christian education—still the priceless gift that changes one heart at a time.

March 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference
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