Theme: Why is it important for followers of Jesus to love all people?
Life Change Goal: Our prayer is that this message encourages you to love and care for the foreigners in our midst.
Text: Luke 10:25-37 (ESV)
- God loves and rescues refugees.
- Deuteronomy 10:17-19 (ESV)
- Psalm 146:9 (ESV)
- God expects us to love and take care of refugees.
- Exodus 22:21 (NLT)
- Leviticus 19:33-34 (NLT)
- Numbers 15:15 (NLT)
- Deuteronomy 1:16-17 (NLT)
- Deuteronomy 24:14-15 (NLT)
- Job 29:16-17 (NLT)
- Jeremiah 7:5-6 (NLT)
- Matthew 25:35, 40 (NLT)
- Hebrews 13:1-2 (NLT)
- We are all refugees.
- Philippians 3:20 (NLT)
- 1 Peter 2:11 (NLT)
- Ephesians 2:19 (NLT)
Conclusion: We must find ways to love and take care of foreigners because God does and He expects us too.
In response to this message I will…
I will share part of this message with...
Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
- What is your favorite food from a different country?
Start Thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.
- Who is someone you know from a different country? What country are they from?
Start Sharing. Choose a couple of questions to create openness.
- How has your sense of self preservation or national identity sometimes gotten in the way of loving foreigners coming into our country?
- In what ways could you express love and hospitality toward foreigners in our area?
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