Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
In one scene in “The Battle of the Five Armies,” the Hobbit Bilbo tells the Wizard Gandalf how lucky he (Bilbo) has been. Gandalf replied, “You don’t really suppose do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck?” As the movie unfolds we see there is providence, a right and wrong and the main battle is not between armies but rather overcoming evil and greed.

Pride, selfishness and greed drives out peace, honesty, truth, love and contentment. The quest for riches drives the armies to war at Lonely Mountain. How can greed be overcome? In this Middle- Earth world is there no one that show them the truth? How is greed overcome in our lives?

Question of the week: What tree in the Garden of Eden were Adam and Eve forbidden to eat?

Answer: The tree in the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

“Cinema, Culture and Christ!”
Sunday, we complete a series called “Cinema, Culture and Christ!” The movie discussed today is the latest Hobbit movie called, The Battle of the Five Armies.

Family Night at Word of Life- BINGO @ WOL
A kick-off event at the new church (hopefully) for all on Saturday, January 31, 5 p.m. Bring a gift for the game, a guest to introduce and a can (ranch style beans, corn, minestrone soup, rotel tomatoes, or veg-all) to put in the soup pot.

LifeCenter Update – On Schedule
We are hoping to move into our new facility at the latest by mid-February. Our work team, led by Luke Renken, has completed almost all their projects. The tile is completed and the platform (stage) is constructed. Our sign and logo for the side of the church is installed. An inspection from the Fire Inspector is being scheduled and his decision will determine our occupancy date. The address is 200 Fletcher Avenue.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend
Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next Weekend is Feb. 13-15, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln Airport in Lincoln, NE. Apply online at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information.