Today, I'm going to talk about what is arguable one of the best movie series of our days: The Lord of the Rings.
(Just as a side note, my parents, about five years ago, got me the complete trilogy, extended edition, on DVD. It's about 12 whopping hours of incredible. I've never watched it all at once. Maybe once I have a worthy set-up.)
Anyway, this is probably one of the easiest movies with which to draw a parallel with the gospel. I am not the first, and probably not the last, to suggest this. Let's start with one of my favorite characters: Gandalf.
In the same way, Jesus is the mastermind and worker of our salvation. He was sent here to help us all out of our problems. Basically, we are all trapped by two problems: Sin, and Death. By ourselves, we can do nothing. If it were not for Jesus Christ, all of our existence would be painful, pointless, and would end in oblivion. However, because he died for me, we all will live again. I know this to be true, and I will testify to my dying day of the same.
Should you so desire, go check out The Baggins Daily Report, another excellent blog about the Lord of the Rings and the Gospel.