3:16 The Numbers of Hope (Max Lucado)

3:16 The Numbers of Hope (Max Lucado)

Study of a Key Bible Passage: John 3:16

3:16 is Max Lucado’s favorite study he has ever done, because John 3:16 is the verse he credits for his own salvation at a young age. At its original release in 2007, Max posed this question: “If there was only one verse we could share with the world, wouldn't it be John 3:16?" The 26 words in this verse are a “parade of hope,” and the essence of their message is found in these eight words: God loves. God gives. We believe. We live.

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3:16 The Numbers of Hope (Max Lucado)
  • 3:16 - Session 1: The Most Famous Conversation In the Bible

    In a world of no second chances, one shot, and better-get-it-right-the-first-time, it’s hard to conceive of what it could mean to be born again. Nicodemus may not have understood it in the moment during that most famous conversation, but what he received from Jesus that night was hope. A hope to ...

  • 3:16 - Session 2: Hope for the Hard Heart

    You’ve heard it said that “it is better to give than to receive.” When it comes to humans and love, the saying could be similar: “It is easier to give love than to receive it.” Allowing God to love us when it isn't earned or deserved can be more difficult than hardening our hearts toward that lov...

  • 3:16 - Session 3: The Heart He Offers

    Some say Jesus was just a good teacher, a good leader, and a good person all around; he said and did some wonderful things . . . and that’s the end of the story. But if you truly believe the words of John 3:16—that Jesus was God’s one and only Son—then it changes everything. You believe Jesus was...

  • 3:16 - Session 4: Heaven's "Whoever" Policy

    In this life, to get where you want to go, you typically have to be somebody; very little is offered to just whoever. Perhaps this is why the policy in John 3:16 seems too good to be true: “Whoever believes in him shall not perish.” Whoever? Really? We all know when something seems too good to be...

  • 3:16 - Session 5: The Last Word On Life

    When it comes to envisioning what heaven and hell are really like, our imaginations fail us. They cannot fathom the majesty of heaven, just as they cannot fathom the bitterness of hell. This session looks at the harshness with which Jesus talks about hell as well as the profound promise of an ete...