Love for Christ
At Fellowship Rouge Youth, we believe that the outward expression of our inward transformation is LOVE for Christ. We aim to equip our youth with the tools provided in God's Word to assess the quality and quantity of their love for Christ on a personal level.
According to Jesus, the greatest commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:30). Therefore it is our solemn recognition that as the greatest commandment, anything less than love for Christ with ALL of our being, is the greatest sin.
In humility, we acknowledge that we fall short of this standard daily, and when we are quite honest with ourselves we realize that we are actually unable to attain to this perfect standard. Perfect love for God has only been achieved by Jesus himself, in eternity past, in His life on earth, and beyond into the unending glory of heaven. Only the perfect love of Jesus meets this highest standard of God's command, and is our only hope, as the merits of Jesus are given to those who believe. (2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9)
Love for God is only made possible by the regenerative work of the Spirit, and the ongoing transformative work of sanctification in our walk with Jesus. However, even as born-again followers of Christ, our love for Him can be threatened by competing idols and dishonorable relationships.
Therefore, at Fellowship Rouge Youth, we strive to help our youth understand what it means to love Christ practically, accodring to the parameters outlined in God's Word. We believe that each individual's expression of love for Christ is unique, depending on God's design for them in Christ and the spiritual gifts they have been given as children of God.