|FCC 123 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we look back on 2016 and discuss the films we think can be best used to show what it means to be Earthly Good. All that and more in 3, 2, 1!||GUEST(S)|
|Hey, come on in. Admission is free. Grab a bowl of popcorn (extra butter, of course) and find a seat smack dab in the middle - It’s time for Finding Christ in Cinema, episode 123.|
I’m Michael, I’m Brenden.
Join us and together we’ll dig deeper into the silver-screen classics of yesteryear as well as the box-office hits of today, we’ll take a closer look at the stories they tell, and see if we find the face of Jesus looking back.
We’re gonna explore the deeper meanings of these films; their plots and their twists; the characters and their choices; and how we can relate them to the gospel of salvation, and ultimately our Christian walk.
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|OH, AND ANOTHER THING... ADDENDUMS & AFTERTHOUGHTS|
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|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
|The Martian  (Cannot save ourselves)|
Bridge of Spies  (We are in need of an advocate)
Zootopia  (We are the light of the world)
The Little Prince  (Tell the story)
Good Will Hunting  (It's about others/compassion)
Captain America: Civil War  (Love fulfills the law)
Gladiator  (Earthy good)
| • THE MARTIAN:|
Surviving for a time (500+ sols) is not salvation.
Being rescued out of that situation is salvation.
Ephesians 2:12 NLT
In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
• BRIDGE OF SPIES:
James Donovan; Abel (plus Powers and Pryor)
Bridge: a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle
Advocate: one that pleads the cause of another; specifically : one that pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court
1 John 2:1 NLT
My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.
Told to settle and be complacent in Bunnyburrow (it’s a scary world out there!). But she chooses to be light in a dark world, and because of that Gideon Grey (a fox!) becomes her parents’ business partner, and Nick (another fox!) becomes her partner in her fight to shine light in the darkness and give flavor to the world of Zootopia.
Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
• THE LITTLE PRINCE:
The Aviator and the little girl both meet the Little Prince; and were changed; and loved to tell his story because it gives life.
“Men do not long continue to think what they have forgotten how to say.”
― C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature
Romans 10:14 NLT
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
• GOOD WILL HUNTING:
Will Hunting; Sean Maguire; Gerry Lambeau
Gerry: “Don’t you dare undermine what I’m trying to do here."
Sean: “He’s NOT you! Don’t you get that?”
Will: “Have you had any experience with that, Sean? Are you like me?”
Compassion and earthly good go hand in glove.
“Loving ‘everybody’ is easy because that's a concept. Loving those right in front of you is hard, because they are reality. Do the hard thing.” - Patrick Mead
Isaiah 57:15 NET
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: “I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.
Romans 10:15 AMP
And how will they preach unless they are commissioned and sent [for that purpose]? Just as it is written and forever remains written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!"
• CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Outside the Law is love (Gal 5:18)
• GLADIATOR - It is better for Rome’s sake that Maximus becomes a Gladiator… earthly good! (Phil 1:21-26)
|BLT||Brenden's List: Earthly Good|
How did that become a streak? Johnny Cash
Where in Scripture can we find God's definition of what it means to be "earthly good"? Everywhere! But I'm choosing Micah 6:8
What does it take to be of any earthly good?
To Do What Is Right: CASABLANCA (FCC 118)
-- Despite struggling with his own vices and shortcomings, Rick is still able to do the right thing for others - even those who caused him personal grief.
To Love Mercy: A KINGHT'S TALE (FCC 117)
-- William Thatcher, royal or not, knows how to be merciful and is merciful whenever he can be - Chaucer and Edward the Black Prince of Wales
To Walk Humbly With Your God: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (FCC 110)
-- Charlie Bucket is as humble as they come.
|Micah 6:8 NLT|
O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|INITIALS||REEL NEWS (Stinger)||LINK||AUDIO|
|WELL MANNERED FRIVOLITY (Sound Cart)|
|BLT||Happy Christmas Movie Time!|
I Saw the Light
|BLT||Lost Update: The Kids Got Buried Alive...and John Got Sawyer to Kill His Dad.|
|BLT||Audiobooks: The Magician's Nephew (Kenneth Branagh), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Michael York), and Orthodoxy (Simon Vance)|
|INITIALS||LIGHTNING ROUND (Stinger)|
|BLT||TEDTalk: JJ Abrams and his Mystery Box||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjVgF5JDq8|
|UPCOMING||A sneak peak at what is coming up next episode. This is a TEASE to convice folk not to miss it!|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|
O Brother Where Art Thou
To Kill a Mockingbird
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