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Moses, the serpent and Jesus

Jesus talks with Nicodemus about Moses and the serpent in the wilderness.
Contributed by YO! Ministry
Story also available on our translated website: German
God met all of the needs of His people as they journeyed for 40 years through the wilderness. Deuteronomy 2:7, 8:15-16, 29:5 – Slide 1
‘Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey.’ Numbers 21:4 (NASB) – Slide 2
‘So the people spoke against God and Moses: “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we are disgusted with this miserable food.”’ Numbers 21:5 (NASB) – Slide 3
‘Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.’ Numbers 21:6 (NASB) – Slide 4
‘So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and against you; intercede with the Lord, that He will remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.’ Numbers 21:7 (NASB) – Slide 5
‘Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and put it on a flag pole; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, and looks at it, will live.”’ Numbers 21:8 (NASB) – Slide 6
‘So Moses made a bronze serpent and put it on the flag pole; and it came about, that if a serpent bit someone, and he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.’ Numbers 21:9 (NASB) – Slide 7
Over 1300 years after the Hebrews travelled through the Wilderness:  <br/>‘Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”’ John 3:1-2 (NASB) – Slide 8
Jesus said: ‘No one has ascended into heaven, except He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.’ John 3:13 (NASB) – Slide 9
‘And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up …’ John 3:14 (NASB) – Slide 10
‘…so that everyone who believes will have eternal life in Him.’ John 3:15 (NASB) – Slide 11
‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.’ John 3:16 (NASB) – Slide 12
‘For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.’ John 3:17 (NASB) – Slide 13
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