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The Grace of “Les Misérables”

February 29, 2020 9:45 am Published by Comments Off on The Grace of “Les Misérables”

You won’t find Les Misérables in the religion section at Barnes and Noble, but Hugo’s novel is steeped in Christian imagery and ethics.  In the struggle between the criminal Valjean and the policeman Javert, and in the stories of the people they meet—Cosette and Marius, Fantine, the revolutionaries at the barricade—we see grace at work.  It’s a beautiful story brimming with "the peace that surpasses understanding."
Explore "The Grace of Les Misérables" each Sunday during Lent at Galilee. 
  • April 10, 12:30pm - Good Friday - Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_04_10_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • April 9, 12:30pm - Holy Thursday - Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_04_09_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • April 5 - Palm Sunday - "Barricades and Better Days" - Mark 11:1-11 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_04_05_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • March 29 - "The Gift of Love: The Story of Marius and Cosette" - John 15:13 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_03_29_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • March 22 - "Grace and Justice: The Story of Javert" - Matthew 5:38-39 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_03_22_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • March 15 - "You Always have the Poor with You: Fantine" - Matthew 25:31-46 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_03_15_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • March 8 - "Grace Well Received" - Luke 6:32-36 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_03_08_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • March 1 - "Bread Alone - Cast Yourself in Les Misérables" - Matthew 4:1-11 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_03_01_2020.mp3"]Listen 


Vision 2020

January 28, 2020 11:51 am Published by Comments Off on Vision 2020

2020 could be a year of divisive forces. We need Christ’s eyes, eyes filled with love, to show us the way forward as one body. So in February, we’re going to look at a favorite epistle, Ephesians, to see what it says about vision empowered by God’s love. Our series is called Vision 2020.
Worship with us each Sunday at Galilee as we focus on the road ahead.
  • February 23 - "Armor for All" - Ephesians 6:10-17 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_02_23_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • February 16 - "Everyday Saints Equipped" - Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_02_16_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • February 9 - "Transformed by the Renewing Mind" - Ephesians 4:21-25 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_02_09_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • February 2 - "Eyes of the Heart" - Ephesians 1:15-19 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_02_03_2020.mp3"]Listen 


Begin

January 3, 2020 10:13 am Published by Comments Off on Begin

Many of us start the new year with the good intentions. With resolution, even. For some, beginning is difficult. We procrastinate and fail with our first steps. We get stuck in the muck. But God meets us in the muck. At Galilee, we’re starting the year with Biblical stories of new beginnings. It’ll be messy, but there is inspiration in the example of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, and others.
Join us on Sundays at 9am (physically or online) and 11 for "Begin"
  • January 26 - "Begin Like Abraham and Sarah" - Genesis 12:1-3 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_01_26_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • January 19 - "Begin With a Promise Above" - Genesis 6:9, 9:12-15 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_01_19_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • January 12 - "Begin: Cain and Abel" - Genesis 4:3-9 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_01_12_2020.mp3"]Listen 
  • January 5 - "Begin: Adam and Eve" - Genesis 3:6-7 Watch | [powerpress url="http://www.galileeumc.org/wp-content/sermons/media/Sermon_01_05_2020.mp3"]Listen