May 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Who loves a good musical? —One with themes of redemption, grace, justice and hope.  Join us in a Bible Study uniquely designed to merge the themes of Les Misérables with scripture and relate it for our times today.

The hit Broadway musical, Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, is the profound story of Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption and changed life.  We will ponder themes of grace, justice, poverty, freedom, revolution, love and hope.  Hugo’s story is steeped in Christian imagery and ethics.  The story is built around the life of the redeemed criminal, Jean Valjean, and his quest to discover the peace of God’s grace.  His story is not unlike our own.  Like Valjean, we struggle with making holy choices, how to wrestle with poverty and injustice, and how to share love within a world in desperate need of hope.

Les Misérables invites us to see what happens when grace and justice collide.  Can mercy and the law exist in the same place at the same time?  Are grace and justice mutually exclusive, or might these ideas be one and the same?  The characters in Les Misérables represent a different theme, such as grace, justice, poverty, and love.  We will look at various characters and examine their themes through the lens of Christian Faith.

You can join us for the study whether or not you watched the movie.

MOVIE SHOWING:  May 1 — Fellowship Hall — 6:00 pm.  Or you can view it on Netflix or Amazon Prime if you need a refresher before the study begins.

STUDY: Tuesdays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Zoom and in-person in the Fellowship Hall. Zoom link for each week of the study: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82390919542?pwd=OWxSRWkzWTVPNlZNRVZJS2pMOHo4UT09

May 4:     Grace well Received: The Story of Jean Valjean

May 11:   When Grace and Justice Collide:  The Story of Javert

May 18:   The Poor are always with you: The Story of Fantine

May 25:   The Gift of Love:  The Story of Marius and Cosette

June 1:    Building on the Barricade:  The Story of Les Amis

June 8:    The Blessed Garden:  A Hopeful Vision

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