Christian Response to Immigrants and Immigration Reform

November 4, 2018

Speaker:
Pastor Calvin Yim and Guest Speaker Danny Thongsy
Passage:
Leviticus 19:33-34, Matthew 25:34-35, 44-46; Matthew 20:8-16
Description:

1. What does the Bible tell us about immigrants? Simply love!

 

A.   Love them as yourself.           (Leviticus 19:33-34)

B.   Love the stranger, love Jesus. (Sheep, Matthew 25:34-35)


2. What’s the consequence for not loving immigrants?

 

A. Sent away into eternal punishment. (Goats, Matthew 25:44-46)

 


3. What about Immigration Reform and “Illegals”?

 

A. American history of racism, economics, politics

B. Response to “Hey, I did it the right way!”

 

Instead have a posture of contentment that leads to generosity.       (Vineyard Workers, Matthew 20:8-16)

 


Next Steps:

Study Scripture on the topic of immigrants.

Engage with the immigrant community.

Advocate for immigrants.

Vote for politicians who will bring reform to injustices.