By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer
This past Tuesday, FCA met with a lot of new and returning faces. The Boyle room was filled with joy and excitement as WLU students gathered to play more games, hear about the scripture, and sing in praise. The focus of this week’s lesson was God’s power and love, and what better way to visualize this than by the story of Jesus’ birth?
The book of Matthew takes a look at God’s power through the birth of Jesus Christ. How else can God’s love be explained? God is love. Therefore, Jesus is the product of love. When looking at Jesus and His purpose in the world, it begins with His birth. His birth is different than all others in that it wasn’t a product of the love between a man and a woman, it was the love God toward His children – all the men and women of the Earth. God’s power of love created hope. This hope was Jesus Christ, the Savior, the Man that would cleanse all of their sins.
In addition to the power of God, Jesus is also the proof of God’s unconditional love. As explained in John 3:16, God does not wish to condemn sinners, but rather to save them; to offer them eternal life through His son, Jesus Christ. God’s love was seen in the death of His one and only son for the forgiveness of others. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life. Yet, He alone had to die for the sins of many. In His death, the prophecy written out in John 3:16 was fulfilled. Thanks to the power of God’s love through the death of Jesus on the cross makes it so that no one must fear death. Isn’t that amazing?
If you haven’t experienced FCA, come out and see what it’s all about. Everyone is welcome! We meet every Tuesday at 8pm in the Boyle Room (found in the ASRC). It’s the perfect place to gather with other students to get encouragement and to build a relationship with God and fellow Christians. We hope to see you there!
The Truth is a weekly posting about FCA’s weekly meetings. It’s purpose is to bring FCA to a larger audience and inspire everyone to grow closer to God. It includes a bit about each week’s lesson, a description on the meeting’s atmosphere and excitements, and a motivational message that speaks to each individual differently.