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The Gettysburg Address was a simple speech made by A. Lincoln to dedicate the cemetery of that great battle. It consisted of 272 words and lasted a little over 2 minutes. Speeches of that day usually went hours, as Everett Edward’s two hour speech just before Lincoln. We have no photographs of the speech because the photographers were not expecting it to be so short and had not set up their cameras, thinking they had plenty of time. Most Americans were embarrassed by the speech, yet, it has come down through time to be one of the greatest ever spoken.

John 3:16 is the same way – it is short, to the point, and embraces the point of God.

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