Joe’s Podcast Episode #036

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This week I am continuing in our salvation series!  It is such a privileged to get to teach the gospel to people who have never heard it presented in a clear way!

Brass Serpent

Text: Numbers 21:4-9

*The simple explanation of the story!!!!
1.   The Sin
Numbers 21:5
“And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.”

Complaining:  You can see that the people had a wrong attitude toward God and Moses.  They were unthankful.

We can see that every sin has to be punished no matter how big or small.

2. The Judgment
Numbers 21:6
“And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.”

God sent these poisonous snakes, and many people died.

3. The Confession
Numbers 21:7
“Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.”

The people confessed and were sorry for the sin that they had committed.

BUT, we see that confession did not bring an end to the judgment!

4. The Way to be Healed
Numbers 21:8-9
“8And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”

They had to look upon the brass snake that was built by Moses.

*The story applied to your life.
(Remember we always try to put the person that we are talking to in the story!)

1.  We all have spoken against God!!!

We all have sinned.
(By this time you will not have to spend much time on this part.)

2.  We all have been bitten by the snake.
(Make it real!!!!!)
Let us say that everyone that is being talked to all got bit!

3.  Confession
Did God take away the snakes after they confessed and were sorry for their sins????????
Answer………-NO

Is confession enough to save you?-
Answer…….. NO

There has to be something more than confession.

4.  The Look of faith to the brass Serpent.

Back to the story about us four getting bit by snakes, and these bites will kill us in a matter of time.

We have about 10 minutes to live!

The camp of Israel had over 600,000 men of war at this time.

So, if they had a wife and kids the camp could have been 2 to 3 million people.

They might have had to walk or run to see the brass snake after they were bit.

We all have been bitten and have a decision to make:
1. Do I go to the doctor in the camp?
2. Do I try to suck the poison out myself?
3.  Do I go to the traditional Medicine Man?
4. Do I go all the way across camp to look at the serpent    on the cross?

We can only trust in one thing because we all have a set time to die.

So what is it going to be?

Whatever you truly think is going to work is where you will go.

1.    Say that the person you are talking to trusts in the wisdom of this world and chooses the doctor.  He thinks to himself, “He must know what is best because he has studied medicine.”…. He died….
2.    The second guy trusted in his own things to save him.   =Home remedy.
3.     The third man trusted in the medicine man.
4.    The fourth man trusted in what God had made for him to trust in.
It is the easiest thing to do but the hardest thing to trust in.

And because of faith in what God has made for the snake bite or God’s plan of salvation, the man is made whole and does not have to face the consequences of his sin.

Brass Serpent

 

Text: Numbers 21:4-9

 

*The simple explanation of the story!!!!

1.   The Sin

Numbers 21:5

“And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.”

 

Complaining:  You can see that the people had a wrong attitude toward God and Moses.  They were unthankful.

 

We can see that every sin has to be punished no matter how big or small.

 

2. The Judgment

Numbers 21:6

“And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.”

 

God sent these poisonous snakes, and many people died.

 

3. The Confession

Numbers 21:7

“Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.”

 

The people confessed and were sorry for the sin that they had committed.

 

BUT, we see that confession did not bring an end to the judgment! 

 

4. The Way to be Healed

Numbers 21:8-9

8And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

9And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”

 

They had to look upon the brass snake that was built by Moses.

 

*The story applied to your life.

(Remember we always try to put the person that we are talking to in the story!)

 

1.  We all have spoken against God!!!

 

We all have sinned.

(By this time you will not have to spend much time on this part.)

 

2.  We all have been bitten by the snake.

            (Make it real!!!!!)  

Let us say that everyone that is being talked to all got bit!

 

3.  Confession  

Did God take away the snakes after they confessed and were sorry for their sins???????? 

Answer………-NO    

 

Is confession enough to save you?-

Answer…….. NO

 

There has to be something more than confession.

 

4.  The Look of faith to the brass Serpent.

 

Back to the story about us four getting bit by snakes, and these bites will kill us in a matter of time.

 

We have about 10 minutes to live!  

 

The camp of Israel had over 600,000 men of war at this time. 

 

So, if they had a wife and kids the camp could have been 2 to 3 million people. 

 

They might have had to walk or run to see the brass snake after they were bit. 

 

We all have been bitten and have a decision to make:  

1. Do I go to the doctor in the camp?

2. Do I try to suck the poison out myself?

3.  Do I go to the traditional Medicine Man?

4. Do I go all the way across camp to look at the serpent    on the cross?

 

We can only trust in one thing because we all have a set time to die. 

 

So what is it going to be?  

           

Whatever you truly think is going to work is where you will go.  

 

1.                            Say that the person you are talking to trusts in the wisdom of this world and chooses the doctor.  He thinks to himself, “He must know what is best because he has studied medicine.”…. He died….

2.                           The second guy trusted in his own things to save him.   =Home remedy.

3.                            The third man trusted in the medicine man.

4.                          The fourth man trusted in what God had made for him to trust in. 

It is the easiest thing to do but the hardest thing to trust in. 

 

And because of faith in what God has made for the snake bite or God’s plan of salvation, the man is made whole and does not have to face the consequences of his sin.