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Scriptures to be read before the sermon on Sunday, March 25:

Monday: Matthew 28:16-20

Tuesday: Mark 16:9-20

Wednesday: John 20:19-31

Thursday: Luke 24:13-27

Friday: Luke 24:28-39

Saturday: Luke 24:36-53


“The Sign That Matters Most”

Do you remember those “God” road signs that popped up a few years ago? You know, the ones that read (see examples below):

Hi! – God

I’ve missed you – God

I don’t question your existence – God

Is this the sign you’ve been waiting for? – God

We really should get to know each other better – God

If you could only see how I see you – God

I don’t grade on a curve – God

I am case sensitive – God

I’m in the book – God

Trust me – God

How those billboard signs came about was that in 1998 an anonymous client gave the Smith advertising agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, $150,000 to create an advertising campaign to reach people who used to be faithful but had drifted away from God. The result was the humorous, thought-provoking series of quotes from God that were run on billboards. The campaign created such an response that the Outdoor Advertising Association of America picked it as its public service campaign for the year and began running it in two hundred cities nationwide. From there the billboards were featured on The Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight, and CNN, as well as covered by more than two thousand newspapers and countless local radio and television stations.

It is wonderful that some people started thinking more about God because of those signs. It is, however, even more important to remember that when God wanted to send us a message, He didn’t just give us a sign or some other thing – for God so loved the world that He gave us Himself! When the Son of God walked among us as a human being on this planet, he told us that the world would know about Him if we did one thing – love one another. That is the sign from God that matters the most – sharing His love.

John Harp

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