If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. For we need the reminder that the heart of the human problem is the heart of the human—and that God’s treatment is prescribed in John 3:16: “He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.”

In this updated classic, bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado pulls back the curtain on this best-known and most-loved verse in the Bible, revealing how it gives hope for the hard heart, invites all to join in its promise, and offers those who will receive the assurance of eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.“ The words stop us in our tracks. God so loved this world—with its heartbreakers, hope-snatchers, and dream-dousers—that he gave us the precious gift of himself? This is the mind-bending claim of John 3:16.

3:16 – The Numbers of Hope video Bible study: https://bit.ly/3JGssSM

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is the recipient of the 2021 ECPA Pinnacle Award for his outstanding contribution to the publishing industry and society at large. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 145 million products in print.

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  1. Please tie John3:16 with "born again". I have heard it bas a stand alone verse "If you believe you will have eternal life. What about repentence, acceptance, born again. That was my question before listenin to this video. I belive this answers it.


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