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2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 16, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie (PCUSA)

Even in a time when many people don't know much about the Bible, it's a verse a lot of us know by heart.  We don't even have to recite it; just the reference will do: "John 3:16."  The evangelically-minded hold up the reference on painted signs at football games.  It suggests the heart of the Christian message, summarizing what God did in Jesus.  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."  The short form: "God so loved the world."  That pretty much says it all, doesn't it?  It's the good news in a nutshell.

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