October 7, 2013
First off I want to state that at the beginning of the year I was very skeptical about this class and worried. I never really read the bible a lot and didn’t know a lot about it. After coming to this class each Monday and Wednesday for a couple of weeks, I have really grown to love it. I have learned a lot from listening to you and have enjoyed hearing the way you put things when it comes to the bible, everything you say makes you think. The thing that caught my attention the most was when you said that each person likes to ask God for things, or ask him to do things for us, and I was the worst for that. And when you said how would you feel if someone just asked for things and was never really thankful? I really thought about that a lot and anytime now that I pray to him I always thank him for everything he has given me. I don’t need anything else, he has already gave me so much, and now it’s time for me to give him my thanks.
When we first read Luke 15:11-32 (The Parable of the Prodigal Son) I had never heard that story and It immediately caught my attention. A brief summary of the Bible story is that Jesus tells the story of a man who has two sons. The younger son asks his father to give him his portion of the inheritance early. The son receives it and begins to waste his money on wild living, basically he is a partier and is irresponsible when it comes to saving money. So when the Cooper 2
money runs out, the son finds himself in need. The younger son finally comes to his senses, he realizes he was stupid so he decides to return to his father and ask for forgiveness. The father forgives him and welcomes his son back with open arms. He is happy by the return of his lost son, so immediately the father turns to his servants and asks them to prepare a giant feast in celebration. The older son is not one bit happy he thinks to himself why does he get to return and have a huge party and celebration when I am the one that...