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Jesus’ Urgency to Save Us, as Seen in a Christmas Commercial

December 14, 2018 0 Comments
Jesus’ Urgency to Save Us, as Seen in a Christmas Commercial

The John Lewis Christmas commercial shown below has a surprise ending. We are led through a traditional story line about a child who can’t wait for Christmas, but there’s a twist at the end. You may wish to watch the ad before continuing, lest my comments ruin the surprise. As I watched the commercial, I […]

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The Most Important Things at Christmas

December 7, 2018 2 Comments
The Most Important Things at Christmas

This brief video, a Christmas commercial by Canadian Tire, needs little commentary from me. It reminds us that the most important things at Christmas aren’t things at all.

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Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

November 30, 2018 4 Comments
Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

It may seem odd to say, “Let God find you.” After all, God knows just where we are. But there is something very respectful about a God who, as Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, stands at the door and knocks. Even back in the Garden of Eden, as sinful Adam and Eve hid, […]

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The Measure You Measure Will Be Measured Back to You, as Seen in an Advertisement

November 16, 2018 0 Comments
The Measure You Measure Will Be Measured Back to You, as Seen in an Advertisement

There are many biblical texts that speak of being generous to the poor, for to do brings bountiful blessings. Or, put negatively, if we are stingy, we will come up short in our own blessings. Consider the following verses: Here is a promise from the Lord: Give, and it will be given to you. A […]

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Letting Go of Attachments, as Seen in a Commercial

November 9, 2018 0 Comments
Letting Go of Attachments, as Seen in a Commercial

Life comes with many opportunities to form attachments. Some of them are harmless, but others can be quite harmful to us and to those around us, particularly when they devolve into addictions. The commercial below humorously points out the downright danger that some attachments can bring and bids us to let go of them; God […]

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A Picture of Brotherly Love in a Commercial

November 2, 2018 0 Comments
A Picture of Brotherly Love in a Commercial

There’s something interesting about the love between brothers and the way in which they show it. There’s a combination of competitiveness and deep love: “I get to hassle you, but no one else had better do that!” In the video below, although the older boy continually reminds his younger brother who’s in charge, there’s actually […]

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Distractions, as Seen in a Commercial

October 26, 2018 0 Comments
Distractions, as Seen in a Commercial

The word “distracted” most literally means to be drawn or pulled aside. When distracted, we lose our focus and may act improperly, unwisely, or incorrectly. The commercial below depicts a young man trying to play a video game while eating. The results are comical and destructive inside the video game world. The cosmic battle in […]

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The Danger of a World Without Walls

October 19, 2018 2 Comments
The Danger of a World Without Walls

God’s commandments can be likened to defensive walls. Every ancient city had such walls to protect its citizens. Even though the walls limited movement, within them people could come and go safely. Outside those walls, all bets were off; things could be dangerous despite the open vistas. Scripture says, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: […]

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