|FCC 130 THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we beware the prickly paw-paw and look for Christian themes in Walt Disney's live-action remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK. What does it mean for Mowgli to be a part of the Body? Does he have to die to the Law of the Jungle to be free from that Law? 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 130.|
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|
|Sully | FCC 129||fcc.gctnetwork.com/129|
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
Neel Sethi as Mowgli
Ben Kingsley as Bagheera
Idris Elba as Shere Khan
Scarlett Johansson as Kaa
Bill Murray as Baloo
Giancarlo Esposito as Akela
Lupita Nyuong'o as Raksha
Christoper Walken as King Louie
Directed by Jon Favreau
|BLT||Freedom from the "Law"|
Akela's interpretation of the Law means that Mowgli cannot use his human "tricks" to get along in this life. SFX #1
But Mowgli's "tricks" aren't just "tricks" but his own unqiue gifts that he ends up using to save his family's life.
Ex. 1: Helping Baloo get the honey
Ex. 2: Saving the baby elephant from the pit
Ex. 3: Finally defeating Shere Khan - SFX #2.
Mowgli's uses his gifts for the edification and building up of his family and the saving of their lives.
|Romans 7:6 ESV|
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
|SFX #1: 8:24 - 8:37|
What was the rule about your tricks? | It's not the Wolf way. | No more tricks. Chin up, little one. We'll make you a fine Wolf yet.
SFX #2: 1:23:40 - 1:23:52
Stay here. | But I wanna fight with the wolves. | You can't fight him like a wolf. You're not a wolf. Fight him like a man. Now go! | Okay. | We'll hold him off.
|mh||One Of Us|
Walt Disney produced an excellent illustration of the body of Christ; the church.
You must be the very worst wolf I’ve ever seen! … I realize you weren’t born a wolf, but could you at least act like one (of us).
Pack leader: Let me hear the Law.
John 13:34 AMP
I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another.
“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
May I say just one thing? What I saw you do today… I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been trying to get that honey for years. | But, I used my “tricks” | What tricks? | You know, everything that I built; it’s not the wolf way. | Who cares? The wolf way. That’s the Mowgli way; that’s the Baloo way; that’s our way. That’s how we get things done. I can’t even imaging what kind of potential you’d have if you had someone like me helping you out. You say you wanna go to the Man-Village, I say you could be a man right here.
Bloom where you’re planted.
Mowgli saves a cute little baby elephant and amazing the elephants, Bagheera, and Baloo.
See, what’d I tell you? He’s special. I know he’s special; I raised him. But he’s in danger and he’ll be safer away.
- Though by sending him away the pack is less safe. In fact, many will suffer at the hands of Shere Khan. Mowgli has the “tricks” (gifts) that can prevent much suffering.
After much frivolity Mowgli get fire from the Man-village and sets out to face Shere Khan.
I am Mowgli of the Seoni, and this is my home; these are my people! *Throws Red Flower*
You’re one of us! You’re part of the company (Bofur). A member of the body of Christ! Every body part is important. Even little toes?
|1 Corinthians 1:10-13 NET|
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose. For members of Chloeʼs household have made it clear to me, my brothers and sisters, that there are quarrels among you. Now I mean this, that each of you is saying, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” or “I am with Cephas,” or “I am with Christ.” Is Christ divided? Paul wasnʼt crucified for you, was he? Or were you in fact baptized in the name of Paul?
Romans 12:3-5 CEB
Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don't think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you. We have many parts in one body, but the parts don't all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.
Romans 12:6-11 CEB
We have different gifts that are consistent with God's grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith. If your gift is service, devote yourself to serving. If your gift is teaching, devote yourself to teaching. If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The one giving should do it with no strings attached. The leader should lead with passion. The one showing mercy should be cheerful.
Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. Love each other like the members of your family. Be the best at showing honor to each other. Don't hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord!
Romans 12:5 CEB
In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|PS Philip Comment on SULLY: Miracles and Virtue | FCC 129||Hey guys, great job on Sully. This was another Tom Hanks film like Cast Away & Captain Phillips that didn't interest me much. Like you mentioned- "they made a whole movie out of this?" However, like those other films, this was really well done and interesting.|
One thing I get from Sully is it's applicability to the body of Christ. Like the head, Sully got the lion's share of adulation. But there were many other people who were instrumental in getting all 155 people on that plane to safety without losing one life. And to his credit, Sully gave them their due. 1 Co rinthians 12 has a lot of info on the body of Christ, but I'll let verses 26 & 27 sum it up "If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it. Now you are Christ’s body, and each of you is a member of it."(NET)
Love the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
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|mh||My hat is appearing in Moon Over Buffalo at the MAC! FCC's very own 1 time guest Co-host, and Forest Mill CoC youth minister, Jonathan Tucker, is playing the part of Richard, a love sick lawyer who is courting Charlotte. And he's wearing my hat.|
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|BLT||No LOST update this week...still gotta start Season 6.|
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