This Dear John PUNCUATION Example is a very commonly used story about a man who received a beautiful letter from his loved one! In the letter his girlfriend spelled out, in no uncertain terms, how much she loved and adored John and it was clear to anyone reading her words that she couldn't live without him… Or could she?
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy--will you let me be yours?
What happens to the letter if there were some punctuation mistakes and it was punctuated in an entirely different fashion?
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?
Which letter do you think John would prefer to receive?
See… “P,nc?uat!on. Changes Everything… We’re gonna attempt this Series to walk every person through the EXCLAMATIONS! (Attention Getter! – Sunday’s Message!) – the PERIODS. – the “QUOTATIONS” – the COMMAS,,, - the QUESTIONS? and the @’s of their LIFE!
BIG IDEA…How Do We Clearly Grammar Check The “P,nc?uat!on. Of Our Lives?
Here’s something we KNOW about the message of the CROSS…
God paid an UNBELIEVABLE PRICE to send an UNDENIABLE MESSAGE!!
Couple Thoughts about JESUS and the CROSS…
JESUS REALLY WAS HERE!
Colossians 1:19… For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him…
JESUS REALLY WAS CRUCIFIED!
Colossians 1:20… and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
JESUS REALLY ROSE FROM THE DEAD!
Colossians 1:18… And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead… (Check Buddha's Tomb-He's In There! Check Mohammad's Tomb-He's In There! Check JESUS' Tomb-HE'S NOT THERE!)
And because of ALL that…
WE CAN BE CHANGED!
Colossians 1:22… But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation…
Seriously Folks… JESUS paid an UNBELIEVABLE PRICE… to send an UNDENIABLE MESSAGE… TO YOU!!! (DOES HE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION YET?)
See Ya Sunday!!
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