Project 3:16

The most famous Bible verse is John 3:16, you see it behind the goalposts at football games and at a lot of other televised events (at least you used too). Below is the version I memorized as a kid.

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (KJV)

But do you know the other 3:16’s of the Bible? This year you will. Every Sunday, starting today, I will post 3:16 from the books of the Bible, beginning with Genesis, ending with Revelations, and eliminating the following books that do not have 3 chapters.

  • Obadiah – 1
  • Haggai – 2
  • Philemon – 1
  • 2 John – 1
  • 3 John – 1
  • Jude – 1

When I first thought about doing this project, I did not think there would be enough content. Then I remembered there are 66 books and only 52 weeks in a year. So Project 3:16 will either go into 2023 or I will double up on various weeks throughout this year.

In The Beginning

Genesis 3 is where Adam and Eve eat the apple and God states the consequences. This is Genesis 3:16

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Genesis 3:16 (KJV)

While this verse explains the sorrow women will deal with, John 3:16 eliminates the sorrow brought about by our sin. Therefore, women and men will live in perfect union with God because Jesus went to the cross.

Thank you, Jesus.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.