Would you like to peek in on our Bible study today on campus?
They started arriving just before 3:30.
Rose brought a popsicle to eat (college students are always hungry).
Raul read and studied more of his lesson as he waited for others to arrive.
Soon we were ready to watch a short clip of a video exploring 'God's Reckless Love'.
This subject is stretching the minds of these students as we discuss God's Truth.
Most of them equated the word 'reckless' with 'foolish' but never thought about the rest of the definition:
"... without caring about the consequences of your actions." (Webster)
We are seeking to encourage them to have a faith so devoted to God, that any negative consequences they may face are not roadblocks for following hard after God.
Daniel, Esther, Abraham, to name a few, all took reckless steps to pursue the One True God. In a university culture that presses on these students to never offend a peer, say whatever it takes to make your professor happy, and to be liked by all, this is deep water for them.
Our focus this afternoon was recklessly loving God, His church, and the people's of the world.
Rhonda and her sister shared about the sacrificial love their mother recklessly gave to their family. Their mother went to heaven about a year ago and obviously left a huge impression on all of them with her deep love.
Shanae expressed her deep passion to love others recklessly by sharing the Gospel with her neighborhood no matter the cost.
She was delighted to get this T-shirt with Scripture on it (part of our surprise love for the students today).
Caleb led us in a few songs
and we spent some time in prayer- particularly for Shanae as she seeks to tell others of Jesus.
Rhonda was the last one to open her gift and was shocked to see money inside.
It wasn't much, but she was thrilled.
Can you find a way to recklessly love someone today with God's kind of love... and not worry about the consequences?
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:
and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.