10 Jul There And Back Again Week 12 7.9.17
SLIDE: There and Back – John 3:16
SLIDE: Biblically Based, Relationally Driven, Spirit-Led
SLIDE: Exploring the connections between the Old Testament and New Testaments is important for our faith journey.
SLIDE: John 3:16
14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Pg. 862
READ: John 3:16 QUOTE OUT LOUD
It seems too simple. Too “right there”.
References to OT: Matthew 124, Luke 109, Mark 70, John 27.
John is into “Signs” 18 xs sign 13 chapters
SLIDE: Moses & The Bronze Serpent
Numbers 21:4-9 Pg. 124
A DOVE & Olive Branch
Make a healing symbol… Place it on a pole
and make it look just like the problem!
Take what is killing you… Now… look at it!
POLE in septuagent is the same is “SIGN”.
SLIDE: Rattle Snake Pic 4ft long and 13 rattles
What happened here !?!?
:4-5 “Go Around” Impatient Murmured GOD and MOSES
To Go Around Edom
You have the vision. God is in it. Should be easier.
dryer, or longer, or tougher = Remember God.
RED SEA! Place of their greatest miracle!
Yesterday… The rally
A group TOO long Impatient = Forget God
The punishment seems excessive for the crime!
A serpent! = Satan in the garden
What is behind all this…
THEY WORSHIPPED THE BRONZE SERPENT
The bronze serpent Tabernacle as a sacred object
1000 years later… Bronze serpent is back!
5 Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel.
2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.)
Now I see a “person” on a pole.
I see me. I see someone in my place
Lifted up FOOTNOTE “F” = “exalted”
SLIDE: 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
SLIDE: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE.