A new advertisement for the ‘Jesus, All About Life’ campaign, will be shown tonight (Sunday, 27/9) on mainstream TV channels, which cover the greater, Sydney area.
It is a new ad, replacing earlier ones used by the campaign in other areas – the changes resulting from recent market research. You can view the ad on the ‘Jesus, All About Life’, wed site.
I’ve watched it a few times – and, I’m not sure what sort of impression it will make. It ends with ‘Jesus has answers’. I guess it encourages people to ask their Christian friends what the answer is to the main issue: why does a good God allow pain, suffering and fear; along with joy, happiness and peace. Well, I think, there is no satisfactory answer for those who don’t have a relationship with God. Maybe, I’m wrong?
If you have time, please have a look at the advertisement and tell me what you think?
On the same topic, the Weekend Australian newspaper (26 September 2009), contained an article written by Caroline Overington. Here are some of the interesting things, she wrote: ‘THEY argue about pretty much everything else but every Christian church in Australia accepts that Jesus is central to their faith. Without him, they’ve got nothing. …
The campaign is being billed as the largest and most expensive marketing exercise for Jesus in Australia and it features a television commercial … The TV ad shows ordinary Australians asking the eternal questions — “How are we to live? Why should we have to die?” — and being encouraged to seek answers from Jesus. “
Campaign co-creator Daniel Willis said those with “negative feelings about the church” were being targeted. “We’re raising awareness of Jesus the man, … “. ‘
I thought to myself, well, Caroline shows a more profound understanding than most when she writes, ‘Jesus is central to their faith. Without him, they’ve got nothing.’ Then Daniel Willis heads in another direction by being reported as saying, ‘We’re raising awareness of Jesus the man.’ That latter statement should not be left, to stand alone, it must always be supported by, ‘ … and, our Lord and our God’.
[John 20:24-29 (NLT): “Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”]