Margaret Street Church of Christ
The Bronze Serpent
June 26, 2022

The Bronze Serpent

June 26, 2022   /   Margaret Street Church of Christ

The story of the Bronze Serpent teaches us that we need to keep our eyes solely on Jesus – set our minds on things above, not on things on the earth (Col 3:2). 

I. The Bronze Serpent: SALVATION (Numbers 21)

A. V5 – They were complaining about all the things !

B. V6 – Should we not be and consider our ?

C. V7 – There was a recognition of .

D. V8 – There was nothing miraculous about the serpent – it was by the and that they were saved.

II. The Bronze Serpent: SUBJUGATION (2 Kings 18:4)

A. Context: The Bronze Serpent was nothing more than

B. V4(b) – God never gave ! There’s no !

C. They had become to that idol – .

III. The Bronze Serpent: APPLICATION (1 Timothy 2:5)

A. What are some everyday things that we turn into idols?

B. Point: Anything that comes between you and God is the .

C. A saving faith:

1. Looks to to provide the necessary remedy (Num. 21:8-9).
2. Involves recognizing and the justice of God (Num. 21:7a).
3. Recognizes the need for an (Num. 21:7b).
4. Looks to for sin, and hope of eternal life (John 3:14-18).

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