The numbers 316 should inspire hope and joy in the life of every follower of Jesus. Why? John 3:16 says it all. In this first installment of our 4-week series on John 3:16, we discussed God’s infinite and intimate character, how love is expressed in both obvious and hidden ways, and how the world that God loved/loves so much is actually the people made in His image. John 3:16 is the benchmark by which all other Bible verses are measured. It is a summary of the Bible’s message. It is God’s love. It is the Gospel.