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Christ In The Old Testament

Saved By A Serpent

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | June 1, 1975

Selected highlights from this sermon

Jesus explained to Nicodemus the story of the bronze serpent Moses made in the wilderness. By looking at the bronze serpent, the people lived. In the same way, those who look to the Savior are saved.

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Old Testament fact and New Testament truth

Nicodemus was sent to question Jesus about His teaching

Jesus explains the story of the serpent in the wilderness

What does it mean to be saved?

  • Both the serpent and the Savior were provided to meet a great need
    • Men were lost in sin
    • They both saved them from death
  • Both the serpent and the Savior were provided by God alone
    • Men are born with the poison of sin
    • Taking away the symptoms does not remove the consequences or the cause
    • Nothing else can solve the problem
    • There is only one road to salvation and heaven.
    • Look to the One who suffered for you. We have never suffered for our sins.
  • Both were provided to be accepted by faith
    • All we have to do is look; we don’t have to understand to be saved
    • God makes it easy for people to be saved
  • Both worked when men believed
    • It doesn’t work for those who don’t know they’re dying, those who haven’t heard of the remedy, or those who won’t look
    • Why don’t we tell others the truth?

When you look, you live.

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