The 3:16 Series
Monday, June 5 2017
I was thinking about Colossians 3:16 the other day: about letting the word of Christ dwell in us in all its richness and all its wisdom.
And then my mind jumped to John 3:16, the most well-known and well-loved of Bible verses.
And then, continuing on my mental tangent, I recalled that 1 John 3:16 is a powerful verse as well.
And then it ocurred to me that maybe there were other "3:16"s in the Scriptures that were also significant – and how fascinating that would be!
So I went through most of the 66 books of the Bible - and discovered that, in the New Testament alone, 15 of the 27 books have profound "3:16" statements.
And so, here is my “Reflections Project” for the next weeks: looking at all those deep and meaningful New Testament “3:16” verses – not examining them in any great depth – but acknowledging them and reflecting on them – and if possible, memorizing them as well.
THE 3:16 SERIES here in Reflections For Living: 15 Bible verses that, as Max Lucado wrote in his 2007 book entitled 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope, are numbers and words of hope for a world that is losing all hope.
Join me in the next weeks. Let’s allow THE 3:16 SERIES of Bible verses to dwell in all richness and in all wisdom in our hearts.
I am completely confident that we will be deeply rewarded if we do so: our lives will be ignited with hope, filled with courage, and overflowing with thankfulness and joy!
- What Man Is This?
- What Child Is This?
- What Babe Is This?
- 1 John 3:16
- The Bridges of Prague in the Czech Republic
- The Legacy of Wartburg Castle in Germany
- Martin Luther: Here He Stood (1483-1546)
- Katharina von Bora: The Runaway Nun (1499-1552)
- Johannes Bugenhagen: The Administrative Pastor (1485-1558)
- Zacharius Ursinus: The Happy Professor (1534-1583)
- Theodore Beza: The First Calvinist (1519-1605)
- Lady Jane Grey: The Teenage Martyr (c.1537-1554)
- Pierre Viret: The Smile of the Reformation (1511-1571)
- Robert Estienne: The Ink (1503-1559)
- John Calvin: The Genius of Geneva (1509-1564)
- John Knox: The Champion of the Kirk (c.1513-1572)
- Conrad Grebel: The Radical Reformer (c.1498-1526)
- Heinrich Bullinger: The Majestic Beard of Zurich (1504-1575)
- Hellen Stirke: The Ordinary Virgin Mary (died 1543)
- Hans Gooseflesh: The Accidental Reformer (c.1400-1468)