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May 19th, 2024

Migration and the People of God- 4. Ancient Israel- A Welcoming People

Did you know Yahweh commanded His people to love foreigners (immigrants) more than 30 times in the Old Testament? In the biblical story there’s what we know as the “quartet of the vulnerable” which included the orphan, widow, poor, and the immigrant. Interestingly enough, the first three of this quartet was standard ancient near eastern practice and law during Old Testament times - it was common law to care for the orphan, widow, and the poor. Yet immigrants were left out. In the words of Pastor Zach Szmara, “there is something distinctive about Yahweh’s ethics related to the foreigner.” Join us this Sunday as we continue our teaching series entitled, "migration and the people of God” as we dive into part 4 of 7: “Israel: a welcoming people."

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