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John 3:16
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalms 78:1-2,34-38; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17

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The Holy Cross, A

John 3:16 is one of the verses contained in today’s Gospel Reading. Over the years, professional football fans have been given regular glimpses of this Scripture citation on their TV screens …

This occurs at those times in the game when the TV camera is focused on the goalposts, usually after a field goal or an extra point has been kicked. At such times, someone in the crowd behind the goalpost raises a big 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 all the church-going football fans among us. Indeed, the question should be asked of every one of us.

Some years ago, a very well-known American clergyman toured Russia in an effort to obtain firsthand knowledge of the church situation at that time …

He visited…

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