Monday, March 7, 2011

NPCC Christian Young Adult Groups: Meets Tuesday & Wednesday Nights

By Evan Troxel (Associate Editor of Sports Content)
Do you want to be saved from eternal punishment?  If you do, then accept Jesus Christ as your LORD and Savior.  If you don’t know Jesus Christ, I right now, will briefly explain.  Jesus Christ was born sometime around near the end of BC/BCE and near the beginning of AD/CE, lived a sinless life, and was crucified on a cross and died to save every person on Earth from the punishment of sin.  Three days after Jesus’ death he resurrected from the dead.
Jesus took your place.  He took the punishment you deserved.  Jesus Christ went to heaven because he lived a sinless life.
I would also highly encourage you to come to one and/or both of the Christian Young Adult Groups I am going to mention right now.  You can learn more and more about Jesus by coming to one and/or both of these Christian Young Adult Groups.  All I am going to encourage you to do is come and see.
For those of you who didn’t know, or like myself had no idea North Platte Community College had at least a Christian young adult group, there is one going on.  In fact there is more than one going on.  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)/Campus Crusade youth group meets every Wednesday night at North Platte Community College South Campus during the school year at 8:30p.m.  The meeting place is in the Fireplace Area (and if it’s not there it’s in the Student Lounge or Room 112).
Here is some information about another NPCC Christian Young Adult Group: Young Adult Fellowship, Tuesdays @ 6:30p.m., North Platte Community College South Campus: Room 112.  If you want more information about Young Adult Fellowship, come to it.
Honestly, I haven’t been to the Young Adult Fellowship yet so I am going to talk about what goes on at FCA/Campus Crusade youth group.  Some of you may think the word “Athletes” in FCA is a reason not to come because you aren’t an athlete.  The truth is you don’t have to be an athlete to come to FCA/Campus Crusade youth group.  There will not be any strenuous physical activity required.  All the group members of both groups I’m sure hope that you would come to their group and accept Jesus Christ as your LORD and Savior, trust Him (Jesus), and follow Him.
Personally, I feel, as long as a person goes to any Christian Group, hears about Jesus Christ, and (I hope) accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior that’s what I feel is the most important thing you can learn here on Earth.  It would be great if any person would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and that relationship with Jesus would last a lifetime.  I personally hope every person on Earth will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior today (not tomorrow).
So, what goes on at FCA?  What should I expect?  First, when you first arrive you can count on talking or listening to others talk until FCA starts at 8:30p.m. Next, after the talking is done you can count on playing some kind of game while people who show up late for FCA arrive.  Thirdly, you can count on some very tasty snacks such as cookies and juice.  Then, you can expect to learn about God through a devotionals and scriptural readings out of the Holy Bible.  Pertinent questions to the devotionals and/or scriptural readings will then be asked.  You will have to answer these questions in your head and may occasionally be called on to share your answers aloud.  Sometimes you will be quizzed on how well you know the Ten Commandments. 
Finally, you can expect to tell the group members what your rose, bud, and thorn were for the week.  A rose is your high point from the previous week, bud is what you are looking forward to in the upcoming future, and thorn is your low point from the previous week.
Do I need to bring anything?  If you have got a Holy Bible try to remember to bring it.  Otherwise, the group members who are usually there will try their best to make sure you get a visual aid (Holy Bible).  Occasionally, the group will watch a video so that would be the visual aid for the evening and again pertinent questions will be asked.  The group members will also try their best to make sure newcomers feel welcome.
You may contact one of the following people for more information about FCA/Campus Crusade youth group: Stephen Friesell (308) 660-9007, Evan Troxel (308) 289-9474, Heather Dickson (308) 230-0416, Ali Hinrichsen (308) 520-6858, or Tiffany Hoaglund (308) 520-6629

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