John 3:16; Acts 4:10-12; Romans 1:16-17; 10:9-11; Galatians 3:11
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.
In the wilderness, Moses lifted up the serpent to save the people. This is a picture of the salvation that Jesus brought when He was lifted up on the cross. His death brings salvation to all who believe.
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also making everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
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