Good News - January 2023

Looking ahead to the Super Bowl season, Good News Wants to Know.... If you were given a 30-second ad slot during the Super Bowl, valued at upwards of $6.5 million in 2022, what would you do with it? I would work with the best creative minds to produce a message that would bring the American people together in a way that we were on September 12th, 2001 – one people, one country. We have much more that unites us than divides us, and we can be a better country if we have a shared love of country first. Chip LaMarca, State Representative, Florida House District 100 If I had a 30 second Super Bowl slot, I would proclaim the Besorah (Good News) of Yeshua (Jesus) to a lost and dying world. A message of Salvation, freedom, and deliverance. Amessage of God's incredible LOVE and forgiveness to all who desire to receive it - FREE of charge. The bill has already been paid! Rabbi Joe Vitkus, Senior Rabbi, Temple Aron HaKodesh With the most superior special effects, I would invite them to break from the Superbowl and believe in the Supernatural by highlighting the Gospel in Seven Words. CONDITION – CONSEQUENCE – CURE – CHRIST – COMMIT – CONVERSION - CHRISTIAN. Bernard King, Jr., Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship The ad would start with capital letters: IT’S REAL! IT’S REAL!! And then have a person boldly saying: “JESUS CHANGED AND SAVED MY LIFE!” followed by a mix of all kinds of people almost overlapping each other saying rapidly: “AND MINE, AND MINE, MINE TOO, AND ME TOO!” And then a softer voice saying: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosever believes in Him shall not perish but will have everlasting life.” And then ending with the question: “WILL YOU TRUST HIM TODAY?” At the bottom of the screen a number to call for information: 1 800 Trust Hm. William “Bill” C. Davell, Director, Tripp Scott PA Robert Morcos is a good friend that’s too handsome and cool to be single. Yet he is. I’d share a highlight reel of him looking his coolest. Drop his email address and phone number. The rest would take care of itself. Bob Denison, President, Denison Yachting Great question! Wow, 30 seconds is quick; the reality is that our world is surrounded by and engorged on an overabundance of everything we don’t need while starving to death for what we do. I would ask the question, “Friend, are you tired of being hungry and thirsty?” Then have a dramatic depiction of Christ, the "Bread of life,” and the fount of “Living water.” For $6.5M, I would hire Jim Caviezel to speak and "The Chosen’s” Dallas Jenkins and his crew to direct it! Chris Simpson, President, CBMC International Because there are few ads that can convey a meaningful Christian message in 30 seconds, I would give it as a complex gift to the National Christian Foundation, have them sell it and put the proceeds into a donor advised fund, then take the money in the fund and give it to Christian causes. H. Collins Forman, PA If given a 30-sec ad slot during the Super Bowl, I would create an entertaining, engaging, emotional, and apolitical ad based on Jesus’ answer to the question, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment?” 'Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind'… and the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” The storyboard would be a video montage of scenes from around the world showing touching acts of love. The closing scene would include a call to action in a text overlay that says, “Let’s love one another.” Craig D. Huston, Huston Consulting Group, LLC In a 30-second ad, I'd show pro football players in their locker room before the game with the identifiable figure of Jesus walking among them, encouraging them and giving pats on the back, saying, "I love you, I'm proud of you, I'm always with you, win or lose." Deborah Cusick, FAU Campus Volunteer, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship If I were given a 30-second ad slot during the Super Bowl, valued at upwards of $6.5 million in 2022, I would sell it and pocket the proceeds, giving a percent of monies to my home church, charities my family is passionate about, and use the rest for family security. Of course, Caesar would get his share too. Dennis DeMarois, Executive Dirtor/CEO, Gathering Palm Beach County. I would love to see a well-known, respected and recognizable NFL player from today or the past who would boldly yet tenderly let viewers know there is hope, acceptance, love, and eternal life to be found in Jesus Christ. Dolores King-St. George, President, King Communications and Grace Net Radio I’d produce an amazing video illustrating that this football game will come to an end, and we will know the result for the history books in a few minutes. The journey of life also comes to an end and our creator has given us a way to know that we have everlasting life, and our name is in the book of life for all eternity. Call xxx and/or visit Don Campion, President, Banyan Air Service I would make the clearest presentation of the Gospel possible. This world needs Jesus, I would love to use this opportunity to get one step closer to the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19). Jesse Carroccio, Station Manager – WRMB I’d make a plea to increase awareness. Every eight seconds a child’s innocence is being exploited. Rise up, be part of the solution to end it now. Dr. Jessica Vera, President/CEO, Elite Foundation As much as I'd love to widely share a truth that has been obfuscated in the awareness of the general public, it's impossible to present enough compelling information or change a mind within thirty seconds. Thus, I'd probably have a quiet ad of some of my most stunning nature photography with a link to my website for prints. Justus Martin, Staff Photographer, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Bob Denison Chris Simpson H. Collins Forman Rabbi Joe Vitkus Bernard King William “Bill” C. Davell Wants to Know… Chip LaMarca