Author presents ‘Numbers of Hope’ |

Author presents ‘Numbers of Hope’

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Televised sports events often show fans sporting “John 3:16” signs, and now people have an opportunity to find out what the hype is all about. Bestselling Christian author and pastor Max Lucado has prepared a campaign focusing on what probably is the best-known Bible verse.

For many, “9/11” are numbers of despair and are in stark contrast to the John 3:16 scripture verses in the New Testament, which Lucado calls “The Numbers of Hope.” Lucado thinks so highly of this verse that he calls it the “Hope Diamond” of scripture.

Pastor Paul Tracy of Tahoe Community Church has begun a series of teachings on John 3:16 using material from Lucado’s resources. Small-group Bible studies will reinforce the teaching. Studies for women are scheduled at 5:45 p.m. each Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Studies for men will take place at 7 p.m. Mondays in-home and at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lakeside Inn. Studies for all adults will be at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children’s Sunday school classes also will focus on John 3:16 at 9 a.m. Sundays.

John 3:16 reads: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” and it has been a mainstay of Christian evangelism for 2,000 years.

The series takes that verse and runs with it. “3:16 – The Numbers of Hope” was written for those who are very familiar with the Bible and worship Christ, and for those who know little about the Bible and do not actively believe in him. It is written to help show the people why it is so important to understand and live in the light of the words of John 3:16.

Tahoe Community Church is at 145 Daggett Way, on the corner of Kingsbury Grade.

For more information, call the church at (775) 588-5860.

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