Numbers 21:4-9; Psalms 78:1-2,34-38; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17
“John 3:16” is one of the five verses contained in today’s Gospel Reading. Millions of American professional football fans get regular glimpses of this Scripture citation on their TV screens. This occurs at those times during the game when the TV camera is focused on the goal-post (usually after an “extra point” or a “field goal” has been kicked). At such times, someone in the crowd behind the goal-post raises a big white sign on which “John 3:16” is printed in big black letters.
I don’t know how this bit of Christian Witness got started, but I can’t help wondering: “How many of those millions of TV viewers are familiar with the content of John 3:16?” And that includes…
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