Mar 16 2011

John 3:16 Day

 

It's March 16th ... 3/16.  So with that in mind a K-LOVE listener suggested we deem it John 3:16 day, in honor of the one of the most well known and powerful verses in the Bible.  Challenge is for each of us to share this verse and it's truth with someone we don't know today.  If you do that today, be sure to share your story with us.

 

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3/16/2011 3:40:04 AM
paula schober United States
paula schober
I posted this as my status on FB. You also asked how you can make it a national holiday. Well, I use this sight "holidayinsights.com" quite frequently. They tell you how to get started: holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/createaday.htm  I hope this helps and I truly wish and pray this does become an official national holiday! Thank you for all you do and God bless!
3/16/2011 4:08:46 AM
Greg Gibson United States
Greg Gibson
Thanks for the heads up Eric & Lisa.  I work with at risk low income children at our local housing authority after school program.  I think I just found today's inspiration for art class with our second graders.  Thanks for sharing Gods love through K-Love's incredible ministry.
3/16/2011 4:11:55 AM
Joretta United States
Joretta
It is all of 4:05 in California but I awoke to hear your message and though I do not twitter I am sending emails to all my friends and am making it a goal to wish everyone I encounter today a Happy 3:16 day and then use the opportunity to present God's message.  Even if they call themselves Christians...some may be wavering...so spreading the Good News at every opportunity.  God Bless.  
3/16/2011 4:20:57 AM
Susan Greer United States
Susan Greer
Just posted my John 3:16 Day message on FB......thank you so much for a great idea that I never thought of before. Thank you for all you do and your morning show as I listen every morning going to work and back home and through computer all day at work and feel blessed each day!
3/16/2011 4:38:24 AM
Rick United States
Rick
I followed the lead and posted this on FB. Hope everyone will! Have a great "John 3:16 Day"!
3/16/2011 4:55:36 AM
Brent Baker United States
Brent Baker
Woke up tired and not ready for another day.  The reminder, like the truth of John 3:16 is a GAME CHANGER.  Thank you, Father!!!!!
3/16/2011 5:01:26 AM
Diane Ritter United States
Diane Ritter
Thanks for always starting my day right.  I also posted Happy John 3:16 day on my Facebook page.  It truly is a Happy Day!!!  Thanks for all you and all your listeners do to raise us up!
3/16/2011 5:21:16 AM
Cliff Intriago United States
Cliff Intriago
Back in my country (Ecuador), the name of my church is John 3:16. But it is real that we need so much prayers there about LOVE. The love of the followers for Christ and for the community. Thanks for your prayers.
3/16/2011 5:23:43 AM
Amy Pike United States
Amy Pike
I saw a poster once that had John 3:16, but it was only part of the verse: "For God so loved the world that he gave..."


There is a lot to fill in there.  He gave us life, grace, mercy, forgiveness...   All through the sacrifice of His Son of Jesus so that we may have new life, life abundant.  All because God LOVES us!!!
3/16/2011 5:33:02 AM
.....Dan United States
.....Dan
I would challenge each of you to not only focus on JOHN 3:16, but also look at the many other "three sixteens" in the New Testament.

1 John 3:16 is just as interesting:
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”

Here are more below:
MATTHEW
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God.”

MARK
“These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter)”

LUKE
“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

ACTS
“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.”

ROMANS (this one doesn’t fit the 3:16 mold)
“ruin and misery mark their ways”

1 CORINTHIANS
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

2 CORINTHIANS
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

GALATIANS
“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say “and to seeds”, meaning many people, but “and to your seed”, meaning one person, who is Christ.”

EPHESIANS
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”

PHILIPPIANS
“Only let us live up to what we have already attained.”

COLOSSIANS
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

1 THESSALONIANS (no 3:16)

2 THESSALONIANS
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

1 TIMOTHY
“Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:
He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.”

2 TIMOTHY
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

TITUS (no 3:16)

PHILEMON (no 3:16)

HEBREWS
“Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?”

JAMES
“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”

1 PETER
“keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”

2 PETER
“He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.”

1 JOHN
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”

2 JOHN (no 3:16)

3 JOHN (no 3:16)

JUDE (no 3:16)

REVELATION
“So because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
3/16/2011 5:39:06 AM
Loran Bolding United States
Loran Bolding
It hurts me to hear that Christians are "intimidated" by sharing God's word. Intimidation is just fear in disguise and it is a powerful tool for the enemy to stop Christians for standing up for what they believe and sharing the Gospel. Atheist have no problem sharing there issues with Christians so why should we have a problem sharing the greatest news on earth? Love you guys, keep up the great work.
3/16/2011 5:40:42 AM
Laure Blanton United States
Laure Blanton
I talked to a lady at the Toshiba plant this morning about getting my daughter's laptop repaired, and at the end of the conversation I said, "Happy John 3:16 today because it's March 16, and if you don't know what the verse says you can look it up in the Bible." She said very happily, "I know what that verse says. God bless you!" Great start to the day and will do this all day today!!!
3/16/2011 5:43:09 AM
Rebecca Dawson United States
Rebecca Dawson
I just posted John 3:16 on my facebook wall along with my boyfriend... so, that should get out to a lot of people we know.  We still will try to verbally/physically pass it on but, since we are working we thought FB is the way to go for the daytime hours... Is that OK?
3/16/2011 5:45:09 AM
Nicole McKenzie United States
Nicole McKenzie
I love listneing to your guys show on the way to work, it's so good for my spirit. I've already tweeted 3:16 this morning, thanks for the encouragement!
3/16/2011 5:45:32 AM
Tim Pierce United States
Tim Pierce
What if we asked everyone to pray together at 3:16 PM today and ask God to bless His word and to use it to reach people for Christ!
3/16/2011 5:46:54 AM
Denise United States
Denise
I just heard Lisa talking about the woman who was nervous and did not tell the conveinence store woman about John 3:16.

6 years ago on Saturday, in August I was on the back of the motorcycle with my boyfriend. I actually heard God's voice tell me to witness to my then boyfriend.  I was scared.  I did not witness.  I did not ask him if he had accepted Christ as his savior.  When we were at my house later, Jack (my boyfriend at the time) knew something was on my mind and even asked me what was going on.  I told him we would talk later. Needless to say, I never did as God had commanded me to.  On Sunday, I did not see Jack because our schedules were hectic.  On Monday morning while he was traveling to get a new seat for the motorcycle (I did not like the old one), Jack was in an accident and did not survive.

I truly regret not witnessing as God had asked me.  My best advice to that woman is to go back, be brave, witness.  I only wish I had that chance.

~Denise~
3/16/2011 5:52:21 AM
Ramona M United States
Ramona M
That is really cool how God makes all things come together.  This past Monday my (grade school) youth group had John 3:16 as their memory verse. I can't wait to tell them that today is John 3:16 day.  I'm already planning on getting them shirts that say John 3:16 on them so that others might ask them about it.  That way it opens the door for sharing Jesus easier.  
3/16/2011 5:56:43 AM
Kevin United States
Kevin
Today would be a great day to play "Banner Man" by Steve Taylor.
3/16/2011 5:56:43 AM
oana Romania
oana
i love this 3:16 Day!!! i posted it on FB and Twitter! i listen 2 u from Romania! love u guys!!!!
3/16/2011 5:59:34 AM
Mistie United States
Mistie
I did it! I walked into work and the lady at the reception desk had just taken her seat. I walked up and said: Happy John 3:16 day! and she gave me a look as if to say: what? So I explained what I had heard on the radio and the Bible verse and what it means and her response was: oh, yeah, well I didn't know that so thank-you for enlightening me. Good to learn something new! And she said it back to me... Happy John 3:16 day! Smile
3/16/2011 6:02:34 AM
Kris Mitchell United States
Kris Mitchell
Today is a very special day in our house. On this day 18 years ago I was saying John 3:16 for the first time to our daughter Jennifer. We didn't think she would make it. She was born 7 weeks early and now she is a strong healthy adult who shares John 3 :16 with everyone she can. Especially through her music on her bass guitar.
3/16/2011 6:03:12 AM
Cristen United States
Cristen
"Today is 3/16 so I wanted to share this verse with you...." This is what I will be texting to all my friends today. We all know how forwards spread like wild fire. I cannot imagine how many people this could reach by the end of the day. Please everyone join in and text the verse to all your friends!!!
3/16/2011 6:04:19 AM
Tim Gentry United States
Tim Gentry
316 day is a great idea!  I drive around Oklahoma in a 316 NASCAR to promote MY316.com evangelism.  I will post a picture of the car on your facebook site.
3/16/2011 6:10:00 AM
Camden Coughran United States
Camden Coughran
You inspired me to tell someone John 3:16 today. I walked into the convenience store to get some green machine and BAM!!! Huge St. Patrick's Day display with little leprachans and Baily's Irish Cream Liquor everywhere. I told the lady at the register, "Wow, March 16th... day before St. Patrick's Day. Ya know, that means it is 3/16... which reminds me of John 3:16 from the Bible... For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life". She said, "You really know the Bible". I said, "It's an easy verse and the most important one"... Have a great day.
3/16/2011 6:10:52 AM
Lori Leonard United States
Lori Leonard
Lisa & Eric - My daughter, Gianna, was born at 3:16 p.m. on November 24, 2007 with me watching with amazement as her birthmother, Ashlee, lovingly brought her into the world.  Having heard what time it was, with tears in her eyes, Ashlee looked at me and said, "John 3:16."  I knew she was a believer right then and there.  I know you listen to K-Love Ashlee...if you are listening today, always remember we love you and are a truly a gift!
3/16/2011 6:11:08 AM
Angela Lane United States
Angela Lane
It's really hard to just do something you are not used to. I took a class several years ago that taught us little by little how to bring up God to people we run into during our daily lives. Maybe make this a start day for those who arent used to talking about God. find a way to bring up just his name today and build on it every day. till you can tell anyone about your heavenly Father.  try,"Isn't this a great day God has given us"...the first step is always the hardest.
3/16/2011 6:12:06 AM
bob United States
bob
Today, 3:16 is my youngest son's 12th birthday. He is a most special child of God and a sweet, sweet boy. My confirmation verse of many years ago was also John 3:16. Thanks so much for helping me make the connect to my son's birthday and this most special Bible verse which really encompasses what we believe as Christians. Thanks again Lisa and Eric. Started listening to you first of the year, took the 30 day challenge to listen to Christina music and it continues today and hopefully is making me a better husband, father and person. God Bless.
3/16/2011 6:14:03 AM
Brenda Lee United States
Brenda Lee
We all need to whoop it up at 3:16 this afternoon too  Smile

God Bless!
3/16/2011 6:14:18 AM
Rosemary United States
Rosemary
I have been going through a very difficult time it seems in all areas of my life...today I am going to send an e-mail to all of my co-workers and commit to having a team meeting at 3:16 PM just to thank God for where we each are in our lives...so often I forget about the paths that eveyone is on, and am solely concerned about me and what I can get out of the day...I love you God.
3/16/2011 6:15:44 AM
Renan (Ray) Corte Brazil
Renan (Ray) Corte
Hello Lisa and Eric, this is my first time sending you guys a comment on here. However, I listen to K-Love everyday online all the way from Brazil and it's so encouraging. I love the idea of making John 3.16 a national holiday, what a great idea! I have just twitted this great verse so every one knows how much our God loves us! Thank you for all you guys do! Love you guys... God bless
3/16/2011 6:17:22 AM
Elaine Stoner United States
Elaine Stoner
LOVE this!!  Just told all the kids in my carpool to share it with their friends and I'm going to do the same...love to all of you at KLOVE!!
3/16/2011 6:19:40 AM
Barbara Whelchel United States
Barbara Whelchel
In our community of believers we are claiming today as "Johnny 3:16 Day" in memory of our precious friend Johnny who went to be with our Lord and Savior this morning. Even in our grieving we praise God for His love for us!
3/16/2011 6:20:29 AM
Susan Diserio United States
Susan Diserio
I have another idea too...why not tkae it one more day to John 3:17 as well - I think people need to hear the "why part" part as well.
From the Amplified Bible - Passage John 3:16-17:
16  For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
17  For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

HE LOVES US!!!!  Happy John 3:16&17 Day!!!!!

3/16/2011 6:20:57 AM
Mikeala United States
Mikeala
All week for Spring Break, my youth group is doing mission trip stuff where we live. Today, we'll be going to an elementary school my church has been focused on for about a year. I'm excited to share this with the people there!!
3/16/2011 6:21:48 AM
Anonymous United States
Anonymous
Lisa & Eric:  Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the darkest days in my life.  I was 9 years old when my mother asked my father for a divorce and told him to leave.   My life has been defined by this for so many years.  I am currently in a Grace Group in my church, working through the wounds of my past with other women.  I can honestly say that I have been dreading this day for the past few weeks because of the emotions that normally come with it.  As I was heading to work this morning I heard the declaration of today being ‘John 3:16 Day’.  I cannot express to you how assuring it was for me to hear those encouraging words—words of grace—words of love—and words of truth.  I will be sharing the message of John 3:16 with my co-workers today.  Thank you for bringing the “LIGHT” into this day for me and for so many other people around the world.  

God Bless,

Mending Heart from Missouri
3/16/2011 6:24:39 AM
Evelyn United States
Evelyn
I love klove and listen at work, in the car, or where ever I can.  God is so Good!!  I decided to share the day by going to my favorite Star Bucks and payed for the person behind me and gave out a card that said " Happy John 3:16 day!!  
3/16/2011 6:27:14 AM
Phillip Traverse United States
Phillip Traverse
It seems I turn you guys on at the right times during my day. By no means am I even close to being the perfect Christian and cry out daily for God to show me his plain he has for me. Through you and others at K-LOVE, I feel God's presence and direction. I have taken for what is for me a huge leap in my faith and person, and posted Happy 3:16 Day on my wall on Facebook.
Thank you for this opportunity to help me break through these walls I struggle through on a daily basis. Praise God for the worship and words he allows you and the rest of your team to share with us all.
3/16/2011 6:35:43 AM
@BetsWeave United States
@BetsWeave
I just tweeted!  "Happy 3:16 Day! For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son... http://bible.us/John3.16.NIV John 3:16"

Then, out of curiousity, I searched Twitter for "3:16".  This is the tweet I saw 100 times: Otis Redding "TheDockOf The Bay" @ US #1 on 3/16/68. Only #1 for OR. He couldn't celebrate. Died 12/10/67. http://bit.ly/RED231 --Dr. Rock

Jesus has GOT to be bigger than Otis Redding!
3/16/2011 6:44:24 AM
Chris Kline United States
Chris Kline
What a great way to summarize the gospel on one verse, but don't forget the next verse.  I know that tomorrow has its own comemmoration, but the next verse explains how and why John 3:16 is such a powerful and meaningful verse.
3/16/2011 6:46:42 AM
cassie United States
cassie
I posted 3:16 day on DailyMile. www.dailymile.com/people/ultracassie#ref=tophd

Love the idea!  Thanks!
3/16/2011 6:46:51 AM
Patricia Dahlstrom United States
Patricia Dahlstrom
My daughter (kindergarten) was listening on the way to school with me.  She started saying the verse and says, "For got so loved the world we gave his only BORNIN son that whoever believes in him should not perish but (missed "have") ever lasting life."  I told her how she could tell people about that because it's John 3:16 day.  She got out at the carpool line and looked right up at the teacher helping her out and says, "It's John 3:16 day!"  I laughed as I watched her tell people all the way in the building.  If only we all had such boldness!
3/16/2011 6:47:53 AM
Tyler Smith United States
Tyler Smith
Hey Lisa & Eric! i just wanted to tell you guys that i told this Guy john 3.16 and he went and got his family of 10 and they all got Saved !glory to God!!
3/16/2011 6:48:19 AM
Stacey Milton & Jenna Morris United States
Stacey Milton & Jenna Morris
My daughter, Jenna and I listen to KLOVE constantly, since the Fall Pledge Drive of 2010.  We gave for the first time because I could hear GOD telling me to.  On 3/16, while headed to work and school, Jenna said "April 13 should be Phillipians 4:13 day. Too bad there isn't a 19th month, because Matthew 19:26 is my favorite verse."   Then she asked me if I could email or post something regarding that.  Thanks so much for all KLOVE does.  

Stacey & Jenna
3/16/2011 6:49:07 AM
Sean United States
Sean
Just an FYI... The rainbow man's real name is Rollen Stewart and he is currently serving 3 life sentences on kidnapping charges. He was arrested in 1992 because he held a maid hostage in a California hotel.He believed the rapture was coming in 6 days. Look it up, not so sure his intentions were too pure
3/16/2011 6:50:35 AM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
Lisa and Eric,

I just posted on my blog John 3:16.  Your John 3:16 Day inspired me to do this.
3/16/2011 6:52:19 AM
Kitti United States
Kitti
What a wonderful idea.  I posted on my FB page too.  Pat, I too have a bold daughter who speaks out whenever possible. She started young and today at the age of 30 she is a fearless warrior of the faith!  
3/16/2011 6:54:36 AM
Jill United States
Jill
I heard you on the radio and wanted to participate. I told the pharmacist about being John 3:16 day and she smiled and said "really?"
You didn't mention anyone blogging about it so I put it at the top of my blog this morning.
http://gratituesday.blogspot.com/  
3/16/2011 6:59:19 AM
Ramona Garcia United States
Ramona Garcia
I have been doing this ALL along. I read a book a while back by Author Blessit, entitled Give me a J. All about the different ways to go about spreading The Good News, and one of the ways he suggested was the one I took him up on. You know the junk mail we ALL get, and the return postage on the company envelopes enclosed to order, prescribe or enroll into whatever it is they're trying to get us ALL involved in, well Author Blessit has suggested, that we could put a Bible verse on a 3x5 card or smaller and put it into the envelope and send it on it's merry way. And so that is what I have been doing daily for about a year or more now. Sometimes I send 4 or 5 at a time. I told my husband, the mailman is probably wondering why ALL the things I'm ordering aren't coming! lol
3/16/2011 7:00:55 AM
Beth Robertson United States
Beth Robertson
I just made a twitter account and posted John 3:16.  Not sure if anyone saw it there, because being a new account, I have no followers.  All 198 of my Facebook friends saw it this morning though!  God Bless each of you on this glorious day!
3/16/2011 7:01:38 AM
Beth United States
Beth
Thank you so much for pointing out John 3:16 today.  Today is my baby boy's 5th birthday, and I never thought about the 3:16 thing before.  Now I can share this with him, and it be even more special to him.
3/16/2011 7:01:45 AM
Sallie Bennett United States
Sallie Bennett
"This is the day that the Lord has made"---so go out and make Him proud Smile My boyfriend and I decided to get matching leather bracelets this past Christmas. Engraved on the silver top is only: 3:16. I'm a substitute teacher, I work in many schools. The observant (but often off-task!) kids always notice my bracelet and think it's the time. Yet, they know it's not a clock, so they always ask me a million questions about it. We're not really supposed to talk much about religion in public schools---but each and every child is worth it---so I tell them it's a Bible verse. "It stands for John 3:16. One of the most beautiful and powerful verses in the whole world." Several kids know immediately what I'm talking about, and they smile with me. My prayer is that the rest of the children will be curious enough to learn more about John 3:16 and all the other verses----and may even go to church and discover more than any school can ever teach them. So, Happy John 3:16 Day! Pass it on!
3/16/2011 7:02:16 AM
Tina United States
Tina
I was listening to the story of the lady that wanted to tell the person that served her coffee each day about John 3:16, but couldn't. I thought yes it is hard some times to bring it up in a conversation but what about sending an email or a text to everyone that we know and sharing God's love in that way today.Or posting it on your facebook page today!! I am going to text all of my friends and family right now!! Thanks Lisa and Eric I love listening to you every morning. May God Bless everyone at KLove...We love you all!!  
3/16/2011 7:03:45 AM
Lisa United States
Lisa
I love the "John 3:16 day".  Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary!  He is truly a gift from God.  
3/16/2011 7:04:25 AM
Joni Baum United States
Joni Baum
On 2/28/86, 25 yrs ago I had a premature son that they said would not live. Although he had alot of problems, he lived. Not only today I think of the scripture John 3:16, today is the day 25 years ago I brought home my newborn son with no machines. It was a Sunday morning so we took our son straight to church before he even seen his home. I know God has a plan for my son. He gave him life and I pray everyday for my son to open his heart and let God in his life. Thank you for your ministry that touches so many lives. God bless you!!
Joni
3/16/2011 7:08:25 AM
Ramona Garcia United States
Ramona Garcia
I also just texted it to ALL my loved ones,who do know, but aren't walking with the Lord.
3/16/2011 7:13:11 AM
Holly United States
Holly
I paid for someone's coffee this morning, and when the girl asked me if I wanted to tell him anything, I said, "Just tell him John 3:16" She smiled and nodded, and I had the feeling that she knew what I was talking about!!!
3/16/2011 7:15:47 AM
Angela United States
Angela
I just 1st of all want to thank you for all you do, K-Love gets me through the day. Today is my 20th wedding aniversary, I had not associated 3/16 to John 3:16 before. This is something that I really needs to hear. I am @ work listening to you and later will go to the hospital to spend the afternoon with my husband that is dying of metastic cancer to his spine. This will probably be our last anniversary together, but realizing that it is John 3:16 day makes it an even better day. I can't wait to get to the hospital to send the afternoon and evening with the man that I truly love with all of my heart and to share this with him too. Again thank you for all you do, K-Love is very insperational.  Smile
3/16/2011 7:21:47 AM
Kathy Hale United States
Kathy Hale
I was listening earlier this morning, hearing about 3:16 day, when I drove by a tree service truck on I-465 in Indy with John 3:16 painted in huge letters all over it! Cool!
3/16/2011 7:25:42 AM
David Jesser United States
David Jesser
As I was listening to Lisa and Eric I heard Eric saying that it was very difficult for him to step out of his comfort zone to share John 3:16 with someone face to face. My wife also struggles with sharing her faith, as do some of the members of our Sunday School class. I shared some scripture with her(and them) that Jesus gives us as encouragement.

JOHN 15:18-21(NIV) (18)"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. (19)If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. (20)Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. (21)They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.
3/16/2011 7:28:14 AM
Donna Beckmann United States
Donna Beckmann
Posted on FB and made my first Twitter post!
3/16/2011 7:31:07 AM
Sharon Johnson United States
Sharon Johnson
My pastor shares this often:

For God, the greatest lover
so loved, to the greatest degree
the world, the greatest number
that He gave, the greatest act
His only begotten Son, the greatest gift
that whosoever, the greatest invitation
believeth, the greatest simplicity
in Him, the greatest person
should not perish, the greatest deliverance
but, the greatest difference
have, the greatest certainty
everlasting life, the greatest possession
3/16/2011 7:34:31 AM
Aimee Lynn United States
Aimee Lynn
I tweeted and posted this to my FB status Smile  
3/16/2011 7:35:51 AM
John United States
John
Listen in on the way to an early morning appointment.  Shared John 3:16 with several contacts through out the morning - one who I have been praying for.  He is far from Christ, and he repeated John 3:16 as I recited it to him.  Thanks for the idea on John 3:16 Day - a blessing.
3/16/2011 8:15:13 AM
Lacey United States
Lacey
I posted John 3:16 as my note on my IM (instant messenger) at work & on FB.  Smile
3/16/2011 8:18:38 AM
Chris Ridgeway United States
Chris Ridgeway
Let's keep this in line with the scripture - "For God so loved the WORLD...." not just a national holiday but a holiday for the entire WORLD!!
3/16/2011 8:33:56 AM
Brian Farmer United States
Brian Farmer
John 3:16 prayer
Boldly to the steps before The Throne, in Jesus' name! Father i SO LOVE YOU TOO!! thank you so much for sending Jesus..thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit..please let Him cover this earth and let miracles abound..
let the children BE HEALED, let the lost BE found..
oh Father i SO LOVE YOU TOO!..
words fail the magnitude of this
thank you-Thank You-THANK YOU..Amen
3/16/2011 8:35:17 AM
Brian Farmer United States
Brian Farmer
3/16/2011 8:37:48 AM
Amy Stewart United States
Amy Stewart
I am a public educator in Texas. I accepted the challange today and have shared with each one of my high school classes John 3:16. I quoted it and made it personal to them. I was scared at first because I could face consequences for taking a stand like that, but I did it anyway. God truly impressed it upon my heart. These kids come from such dark places sometimes and they need to know that there is someone who truly loves them enough to die for them. It has been incredible to see the respone not only those who know it already speak up about their love for Christ, but also those who have never heard it to be able to hear it for the first time. I pray for my students as God lays them on my heart. Today has been such a fantastic day because I listened and obeyed God. I truly believe that when we listen and obey when God leads us to do something radical,(and for me this was radical!)we go under his protection. I am not worried about what may happen as a result of my decision to share John 3:16, becasue I believe that there were seeds planted today that will grow! Praise God!! Smile
3/16/2011 10:00:21 AM
Kris Thomas United States
Kris Thomas
Today my dearest mother, Nancy, would have celebrated her 81st birthday.  I was sad this morning, and miss her so much, since she left her family to be with her Lord Jesus 3 years ago.  But this morning I heard someone on KLove say Happy 3:16 day!  And then it dawned on me how happy I should be, because she "did not perish, but has everlasting life" in heavenly home!  Thank you Klove for giving me the perspective to look upon this day as a happy day for my dear Mom, and for me!
3/16/2011 10:02:55 AM
Jim Fennell United States
Jim Fennell
Just posted a link on my FaceBook page to http://lookup316.com. They have a great commercial that they had put together for the Super Bowl that was eventually rejected by the broadcaster, but it's still a great way to share the message!

Happy 3:16 to everyone!!!
3/16/2011 10:05:03 AM
Claudia Gamboa United States
Claudia Gamboa
I also, posted on FB, texted all my contacts, and I printed out a little note saying that today is 3/16 which reminds me of the well know bible verse John 3:16 and quoted it.  I printed a few out and so far have handed out 2 little notes at the bank.  I just said, "can i share something with you?" handed them the note and said God Bless you.  I printed 16 notes so that will be my goal for today...P>S  I thank you K-Love for all you do!!
3/16/2011 10:24:10 AM
Roxi Blanchard United States
Roxi Blanchard
Thanks guys for reminding us to share not only today but every day.  I sometimes get nervous when sharing God's love, however, but this is the attitude I have at my job: "My office is "MY office" so enter, but know that when you so, you WILL hear what comes out of my mouth...and that is JESUS!!! Smile

Rox
3/16/2011 10:25:29 AM
Carma United States
Carma
I have great news today!! Besides that God is amazing my John 3:16 story is that I gave my heart to Jesus 2 years ago today at our fabulous church with women that I didn't even know at the time but I felt like I was lead there and I am so grateful everyday since! So I listen to K love everyday every second that I am able and I heard that today was 3:16 and it means so much to me now that I know the meaning behind the scripture and the fact that I gave my heart to Jesus as well! All the DJ's on this radio station are amazing and I am grateful that I am so blessed to listen eachday!! God is so gracious to give his one and only son for a sinner like me so that I can live with him in heaven what a gift to share!! Loving Jesus- Carma
3/16/2011 10:40:17 AM
Marie Luten United States
Marie Luten
Thanks for sharing 03.16 and John 3:16.  What a BLESSING!  I've asked the Lord to use me to share it throughout today.  BLESSINGS 2 U & thanks for ALL you do at K-LOVE.
3/16/2011 10:42:04 AM
Wendy United States
Wendy
Posted John 3:16 on my fb status....that was easy.  On my way to the grocery store, I prayed that I would have the courage to share with someone in person.  Thanks to you, Lisa, I was able to tell someone with your easy opener about listening to the radio!

Then I was looking for some information regarding Medicare and was in a live chat with their representative.....shared with her was well!

Thanks for the challenge!!
3/16/2011 10:46:25 AM
angie gutshall United States
angie gutshall
3/16/2011 10:58:49 AM
Jim United States
Jim
Holding up a sign or posting the numbers 3:16 is not really evangelism. To the biblically illiterate the sign might as well say Hezekiah 4:14. Far better to live out the love Jesus taught and share in words and deeds the messages of all the 3:16 passages and all Scripture not just today but everyday. Still a good idea if it gets people thinking about faith.
His peace be with you all.
3/16/2011 11:03:54 AM
Margie Gauna United States
Margie Gauna
After hearing the morning show and 03.16 I had been thinking about it all morning. When I went to lunch I stopped to get gas and saw a man sitting outside the building with a couple of plastic bags beside him. I thought that God was showing me an opportunity to share the 3.16 message so I approached him with the last $5 I had in my wallet. I don't know if he didn't speak English or if he just couldn't speak but with his gestures he let me know that he was fine and didn't need the money. I told him about 3.16 and he gave me two thumbs up. I apologized to him for thinking he needed the cash and told him I hoped I did not offend him. Again, two thumbs up. In my car on the way back to work I prayed that God would open some other door for me. Two blocks from work, there was a man in the median holding a sign that said "Please help me eat today." I motioned him over as a stop at the red light and gave him my $5. I told him about 3.16 and he kissed my hand and told me that he loved God and was thankful for the money. Our needs and wants may not always be apparent to those around us but the message of God's love for us is something that we can share to all. Thank you for all you do Lisa and Eric.
3/16/2011 11:14:19 AM
JK Singerman United States
JK Singerman
Well, you inspired me to do two things I have NEVER done before today. I posted the verse in my status on Facebook and said that if anyone did not understand the verse to message me, txt me, or call me, and I would happily talk to them about it. I have never posted ANYTHING like that on my facebook status! Even something as simple as that was extremely intimidating for me. I may be going out later, and I will try to make myself tell someone about 3/16 day!
Also, I filled out a bracket! I know nothing about basketball at all! Smile My husband will be shocked at both! Thanks for your show and all you do!
3/16/2011 11:16:59 AM
JRegister United States
JRegister
I was on the way to my weekly counseling session this morning and had K-love on the radio. My counselor the previous week had asked that I come back to him with an explanation of my "Christian perspective and worldview" to help him better understand where I'm coming from. Ironically, you all had mentioned it was John 3:16 day! I had already planned to share some key principles of Christianity and some verses that really meant a lot to me. But, John 3:16 was the perfect jumping-off point for our conversation and really captures the foundations of Christianity. I was so glad that I had the opportunity to share it with him. He is not a "faith-based" counselor by profession, so, I hope this impacted him in a big way today. Teaching my Christian morals and values to others also reinforced my beliefs and blessed me today too!
3/16/2011 11:42:07 AM
Denise United States
Denise
This morning, I was driving my 5 year old twin girls and one of their classmates to kindergarten when we heard about John 3:16 day.  One of my girls said "Hey!  That was our Bible memory verse last week!"  She was very pleased to recognize it.  The little girl who carpools with us said "This radio is awesome!  I'm so glad you bought this car!"  

KLove has become very special to our morning commute-- it's the only station these girls do not argue over listening to.  When I try to "educate their musical tastes" with classical or opera or some of my favorite old classics, I get a lot of complaints.  When I play Klove, I get happy 5 year olds singing along on the way to school!  Thanks for sharing our morning and helping us start the day praising Jesus!
3/16/2011 11:51:44 AM
Ozzie United States
Ozzie
I too was listening this morning and not only felt the need to call my husband and brother to tell them the news, but also to spread the word to as many as I could today. I not only texted all my friends, I also posted this to my facebook status. Thank you for giving me the push I needed this morning to witness to many. God is always talking.....we just have to listen!
3/16/2011 11:52:19 AM
Shamrockos United States
Shamrockos
Today is my birthday so I have always celebrated 3:16 day.  Last night my son asked me what 3.16 meant to me, so I quoted the verse.  I posted it on my facebook page so people can see it as they stop.  I have also put it in my e-mail signature for the day.

I told the first co-worker I saw this morning that it was 3.16 day and I started to quote the verse - he finished it.
3/16/2011 12:39:17 PM
Linda Ivy United States
Linda Ivy
I was listening this AM to 3:16 stories. I was stepping out of my comfort zone to stand and pray before Planned Parenthood where they do abortions on Wed. This is day 8 of 40 Days for Life. Before leaving I'd done my devotions and in the natural sequence of readings, Psalm 82 came up.  Vs.3 & 4 say it all: "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Adoption, fostering, becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and negelected kids...we need to step up!
3/16/2011 1:16:26 PM
Katherine Dohl United States
Katherine Dohl
On 3/16 I am taking the opportunity to visit all of the 3:16s of the Bible, and put my top 10 on our family blog today. Luckily, even though I am off Facebook for the next 35-ish days, this will post it to Facebook, as well.

http://thedohls.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/happy316/

Thanks for the reminder, Lisa and Eric!
3/16/2011 1:53:16 PM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
I can go for that, John 3:16 day and today is my youngest sons birthday and also my address # and John 3:16 has been speaking to me for a long time now. I quoted it on Facebook early this morning when I wished my son a happy birthday with the reference of 3:16.  Also it took me on path with my older son some years ago to know that in order for him to live he had to die in self and God showed me that with John 3:16 a few years ago for everything I saw was 3:16 until I totally put my child in Gods hands.  
3/16/2011 3:16:54 PM
Matt United States
Matt
3:16 - Oh Happy Day! I posted a few comments on Tw, FB, and my blog today. The world can certainly use a day of Hope. Thank you K-Love, for this. http://mattbepler.com/2011/03/16/oh-happy-day/
3/16/2011 3:43:35 PM
Samantha United States
Samantha
I txted my friends "It's 3:16 today" some wrote back huh? so it gave me a chance to explain!!! Great idea!
3/16/2011 4:02:37 PM
Melody United States
Melody
Posted your pic of the scripture on FB with a link to the "Why Jesus" page on K-Love. So those who want to know more, can find the information easily.
3/16/2011 5:44:18 PM
Steven United States
Steven
After listening to the guy proposing today to be John 3:16 day I went into Chic Fil a to order my breakfast. After ordering I paid for my food with a 10.00 bill and the lady gave me my change. What was the amount of the change I received? $3.16. Not just a coincidence that this happened. What a great way to start my day.
3/16/2011 6:42:13 PM
T.C. United States
T.C.
I teach English literature in a public school.  After a student in my classroom connected today's date with the Bible verse, I began quoting the verse.  Another student became very agitated and started yelling that I could not preach in school.  It became a wonderful teachable moment about what freedom of religion and freedom of speech really mean.  Pray for those students who don't know Jesus.  Pray for teachers and other students who do know Him and are bold enough to share Him!
3/16/2011 7:06:37 PM
Cathy United States
Cathy
This is the status from a nonprofit social service agency in Dayton OH:

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
Happy John 3:16 Day!!
For God SO LOVED the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16 on 3/16
3/16/2011 7:29:15 PM
Montana United States
Montana
Happy John 3:16 day i set this verse as my status Laughing
3/16/2011 7:33:49 PM
Beverly United States
Beverly
After hearing your story about John 3:16 day, I felt led to make a difference.  I am a high school secretary and all day today as I signed student into classes I posted John 3:16 as the date on their passes.  I had several students look at them and smile. Teacher replied that they had the opportunity to share the bible verse with students and held conversation about it all day.  Thank you for reminding us that we don't have to take God out of the schools, we need to find more ways of bringing HIM back in!  God bless
3/16/2011 8:29:42 PM
Lauren Millan United States
Lauren Millan
I was driving to work this morning at 5 am Colorado time, when I heard you talking about going out and telling someone about John 3:16. I thought to myself "I am not brave enough to share that with someone". I work at Saint Joseph Hospital as a C.N.A. I went into my patients room to check her blood sugar. She asked if I was a Christian, I responded 'yes' to her in excitement. She then asked where I fellowship and I replied Faith Bible Chapel. This woman is legally blind. I asked her how she knew I was a Christian. She said she felt our souls connecting and she felt the fruit of my spirit. Keep in mind she is blind. A woman that cannot see, who barely knows me, who can't see what I look like; felt that I am a child of God. Your message on the radio popped into my head right at that moment. I became nervous yet ecstatic to share with her the verse John 3:16. I told her what day it was today then asked her if she knew the verse John 3:16. She began saying it aloud to me. I explained to her that I drove in to work this morning and Lisa and Eric were talking about this date and the importance of spreading this day to anyone and everyone! She asked if she could pray with me. She prayed for me and my life. I told her I would pray for her and blessings be poured over her as well as a miraculous healing! I must say what a blessing it is to work in a hospital. I'm able to share the love of God with patients. This morning, I unfortunately thought I could not share God's amazing love with someone. But God proved me wrong, laughed and said to the angels in heaven "Lauren will do this!" I am so very happy to have had the chance to do this. Thank you! I love you all at this station! May God bless you all!
3/16/2011 10:19:18 PM
Lisa United States
Lisa
I shared my John 3:16 day story on the morning page but I wanted to share with you both how much you encouraged me yesterday morning. Lisa, you were sharing about how Eric was more introverted than you and suggested it might be a good conversation starter to just say to someone "Happy John 3:16 day!"  Posting it on my FB and e-mailing a few people was easy but not so much with someone I didn't really know. I thought you had a good idea but I was doubtful that I'd have the opportunity, let alone the boldness to actually implement it.  Like I said, I shared this on the morning page as well... God opened a door for me and I found myself saying "Happy John 3:16 Day!" to a woman I barely knew.  She said she didn't know anything about the bible and I told her that was ok and then told her the verse and talked about it to her.  She said, Wow! I'll remember that!  It was the coolest thing ever!!! I just wanted you both to know you really encouraged me in sharing my faith.  You planted the idea and God helped it grow and bear fruit... THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH! Blessings to you both =)
3/16/2011 10:23:49 PM
Andrea Williams United States
Andrea Williams
Just make sure you put this scripture into context that Jesus sets up before he says this scripture that it will not led people astray. John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the spirit.6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to spirit.7 You should not be surprised at my saying, You must be born again. 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases.You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.NIV Just want everyone to know that God is straight with us and tells us the order he wants us to go in, if we only hear and believe parts of the Bible then we are not following Gods will for us to enter his Kingdom and have eternal life. I am a disciple for Eugene International Christian Church, evangelizing the world. Thank you and hope to hear back, love to all.
3/17/2011 4:14:55 AM
Peter United States
Peter
Lisa, loved your story, that was great. Almost everytime I have shared John 3:16 I have also added 3:17 because it is just as exciting and sometimes just what the lost neeeds to hear as well since it says, God came not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. Today is 3:17 day. Smile
3/17/2011 5:18:17 AM
Chrissy Martin United States
Chrissy Martin
I just heard on the radio this morning about the 3:16 challenge that was yesterday.  Last night my 11 year old son, Jacob, invited a friend to go with him to a Youth Connect event.  She became a Christian last night, on 3/16.  It brought a smile to my face this morning.  Just thought that I would share that news with you.  Thanks for all the work that you do.  God bless.
3/17/2011 5:24:55 AM
John United States
John
I loved the idea of John 3:16 day. I sent a text with the whole verse to everyone in my phone list, and put it as my facebook status. I got so many comments of thanks because it blessed everyone I sent it to. Even the people who arent Christians even said thank you. Thank you to the man who suggested it because Jesus def used it for His Glory Smile
3/17/2011 5:28:36 AM
Ginger United States
Ginger
John 3:16 was cool for yesterday but what about today John 3:17 For god sent not his son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved is may be what some of the lost may need more pp know 3:16 than know 3:17 think about that
3/17/2011 6:05:53 AM
Stevn Horsell United States
Stevn Horsell
This was a fun DAY TO spread the Love of the Lord to all his childern I was surprised How many of his childern didnt Know Jhon 3 / 16 and more of his childern that didnt know him knew it GOD BLESS US ALL .......
3/17/2011 6:51:09 AM
Brenda Gfeller United States
Brenda Gfeller
Easter Sunday in 2008 fell on 3/16, and Max Lucado released his book "3:16, The Numbers of Hope" leading up to that Easter Sunday.  He led readers through a word-by-word study of John 3:16, the passage that he calls the "Hope Diamond" of scripture.  Phenomenal book, as are all Max Lucado books!
3/17/2011 6:51:33 AM
Kerry United States
Kerry
I don't typically take challenges, but loved the simplicity of this one and took to heart the point of doing it verbally.  I met with an outside vendor that I didn't know if he was a Christian or not and mentioned March 16 being John 3:16 day.  He asked what the verse was which allowed me to quote it to him and say how it summarizes Christianity.  I feel I planted a seed today.  Thanks to K-Love for all your enthusism and different ideas of how to impact those around us for God.
3/17/2011 7:27:12 AM
Erin United States
Erin
Last night after work I opened my Bible, snapped a shot of the verse, and posted it to my blog.  I am a blogger who fully believes I blog only to myself, because I never get comments!  But, it is linked to my FB page too, so I hope it will touch someone there.
3/17/2011 7:39:19 AM
Lisa United States
Lisa
Hi, y'all!  Just listening to your program this morning.  Yesterday, I posted on my facebook page the verse John 3:16.  Not only is it a very significant verse in Scripture, but it's my birthday and I was married yesterday, too, because of this significance!  The day was awesome!  Have a great day and be blessed!
3/17/2011 7:47:03 AM
Beth United States
Beth
Yesterday, like most other days I sent my daughter the KLOVE encouraging word by text message.  She was at school.  She sent me a text message back that one of her friends would like me to send her the scriptures too. I asked her if she knew that it was John 3:16 day and what that scripture was. She didn't so that was the scripture I sent to her and her friend. When she came home she said another one of her friends thought she would feel better about her life if she received scriptures everyday too.  I sent her John 3:16 this morning. Now I get to send God's word to 3 15 & 16 year old girls everyday.  What a blessing and I think it's amazing that it happened when we were all talking about sharing John 3:16.    
3/29/2011 12:31:25 PM
Crystal French United States
Crystal French
John 3:16 is one of my favorite verses along with oh just a bunch of others that are just as important.WE should do things for God not just today but EVERY SINGLE DAY NONSTOP!!! Let us not stop what God is doing right now everyewhere wih everybody. God Bless.
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