The Gospel in the Old Testament: The Bronze Serpent

Jesus pointed to a bronze serpent on a pole — that Moses was instructed by God to make in the Old Testament — as a teaching tool to help us understand what an wonderful thing He did to save us!

Numbers 20:1-21:9
John 3:13-18
2 Kings 18:4
Revelation 2:1-5
1 Peter 2:7

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • Why is complaining against God so bad?

  • Why was the serpent both a chastisement and a gracious thing?

  • How does this point to Jesus?

  • Why are people still in danger of perishing?

  • Why did the bronze serpent need to be destroyed?

  • What does this teach us?