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"Strangers in the Land" devotions and discussions

01.30.20 | Church News | by Grace Church

    Learn more about immigration issues and consider how you will respond by following a six-week devotional guide, “Strangers in the Land,” prepared by the editors of Sojourners Magazine. Then join other Grace members for small group discussions on these topics on three Sunday afternoons following the 11am worship service, on March 8, March 22, and April 5. A light lunch will be served, followed by discussions.

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    “Strangers in the Land” addresses the ongoing debate about immigration reform by looking at six major biblical statements, including “All persons are made in the image of God,” “The Bible calls us to practice hospitality,” and “Christ commissions us to love our neighbors.” Each daily devotion includes a Bible passage, a brief excerpt from the book “Christians at the Border,” by M. Daniel Carroll R., a question or two for contemplation, and a prayer. The guide also includes weekly group devotionals which will be incorporated in our Sunday afternoon sessions at Grace.

    Copies of “Strangers in the Land” will be available at Grace at no cost during February. You can pick one up at the Justice and Peace table in the atrium on February 2 and 9. Copies of the devotional guide will also be available at the reception desk during the week, and an ebook version for Kindle is available from Amazon.

    Supplemental reading: For a more in-depth look at the biblical call for Christians to “welcome the stranger”  and the case for viewing our country's immigration policy through the lens of Scripture, read “Christians at the Border,” by M. Daniel Carroll R., professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. A limited number of copies of this resource will be available from the Justice and Peace Committee during February.

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