In recent years at most sporting events around the USA you’re bound to catch a glimpse of one of the most famous Bible verses on a homemade sign or even written on an athlete like Tim Tebow. John chapter 3, verse 16, has easily become the most visible and memorized verse in the culture.

Have you ever wondered why public promoters of John 3:16 stop there? Most of the signs you see behind the goal posts at football games have plenty of room and could easily include a longer citation. Maybe it’s because of tradition or maybe the thought is to just keep it simple but I think we’d all agree that the next couple of verses are also important to read.


What about for you? Are there verses that you’ve memorized over the years that have important context before and after them that are often skipped over? If so feel free to share in the comments section.