John 3:16 showed up again in during last night’s game between the Broncos and the Patriots. But this time it wasn’t the number of Tebow’s passing yards (not by a long shot!) or a verse printed on his eye-black. It actually didn’t have anything to do with what happened on the field.
Focus on the Family sponsored a commercial that appeared during a break in the second quarter. The ad features several children quoting the text of John 3:16. I thought it was very well done. Not only did it communicate the simple truth of the gospel in John 3:16, it also emphasized a pro-life message. The pro-life overtones were illustrated in the children who did the reading, in the stress on God’s love for “every” person, and in the emphasis on the term “life.”
I am not sure if the average viewer would have perceived the pro-life message, but the gospel message was very clear. You can watch the commercial above.