Good News - January 2023

My Super Bowl ad would be one that would show and support children in need of a loving foster home and hopefully adoption!! So many children especially in these chaotic times are suffering and neglected. God’s heart is for our children. Helen Wayner P.A., Century 21 Hansen Realty It should be used to kick-off the “Feldman in ’24!” US Presidential campaign. James ‘JT’ Taylor, Managing Director, Automotive Retail, Truist Securities It was estimated that the 2022 Super Bowl, which saw the Los Angeles Rams emerge victorious over the Cincinnati Bengals, was watched by over 99.18 million viewers in the United States alone. With that exposure, what a great opportunity to tell the world of the "Good News. "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever would believe in Him, shall have eternal life” (John 3:16). For a 30 second ad slot valued at $6.5 million, this message is priceless. Make that ultimate decision today and rest assured in Christ Jesus! Ken Kerrigan, Pastor, Calvary Chapel Cornerstone Church I would do an invitation for people to come to know the saving grace of Jesus in a culture where there is so much uncertainty, division and hatred! Lawrence Lacy, Pastor, The Answer Church I’d sell it and fund the ministry. Lisa May, Executive Director, Live the Life South Florida I know I cannot post it in the paper, but about twelve years ago there was a very powerful Pro Life advertisement made by the Catholic Church that they were willing to pay to advertise during the Super Bowl. However, the network refused to air this commercial because it featured President Obama, and despite all the hardships that he grew up with, he became the first African American President of the United States. I would like to have that commercial shown. You can watch it at Dr. Mary Drabik, President, South Florida Bible College As a football fan and as a businessman, I understand the reach of a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl. If I were to be given such a spot, I would feel compelled to try to address the continued, consistent assault on the family, particularly on our children. From abortion to child trafficking, to CRT, to drag shows, to grooming, to transgenderism, to wokeism, our children are under attack as never before. Picture this: a giant millstone sitting silently in the field for 30 seconds with Matthew 18:6 as the caption: “But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me – it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea.” I think it would be money well spent. Mike McDermott, PA, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, The Keyes Companys I would use those 30 seconds to promote that God is love, God is the author of life, and God is the author of marriage. I would present the commercial in a manner that is non-political, non-offensive, and shows that God is the answer to all our issues. Now more than ever our culture needs the Lord Jesus to rule in all our hearts. God bless America! Milan Stefanovic, Chief Operations & Personal Lines Officer, Bass Underwriters - Plantation FL With the 10 Commandments taken out of schools and the public square, we have a generation growing up without an understanding of a holy God and a moral compass. In my 30 second spot I would run following commercial spot on the 10 commandants: FADE IN: On a ghosted image of a finger writing on a stone tablet… And as it does, each of the 10 Commandments will scroll from top to bottom down the screen… 1. You must have no other God, only Me… 2. You must not worship idols of any kind.. 3. Never take My Name in vain… 4. Keep the Sabbath holy – I made it for you… 5. Honor your father and mother and you’ll have a long life.. 6. Do not murder anyone with either a weapon or your gossip… 7. Do not commit adultery… 8. Do not steal… 9. Do not lie to or about your neighbor… 10. Do not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. As the last commandment disappears, the final frame appears and it reads: Follow these Commandments if you desire a blessed life. (signed) God. Oksana Horton, artistic director, Torch and Trumpet Theatre Company If I were given a 30 second ad slot during the Super Bowl, I would ask everyone to pray the prayer of salvation with me, by confessing Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior. O’Neal Dozier, Pastor, The Worldwide Christian Center My commercial would be to share how Jesus loved everyone (even the unlovable) and led with love, compassion and accountability. He showed us how to follow God, how to carry out our actions, but most of all the wonderful grace we are given to have an eternal life with him. Patricia Colangelo, EdS, Lecturer, Professor, Trinity International University - Florida Wants to Know… Craig D. Huston Deborah Cusick Dennis DeMarois Dolores King-St. George Don Campion Jesse Carroccio Dr. Jessica Vera Justus Martin Helen Wayner James ‘JT’ Taylor Ken Kerrigan Larry Lacy