Snakes on a Plain

Pastor Jay continues his summer meandering with this weeks sermon “Snakes on a Plain” from Numbers 21:4-9.

Numbers 21:4-9 (ESV)

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

  • We sin.
  • We experience the venom of our sin.
  • We have to repent.
  • God has to make a remedy.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What are your feelings about snakes? Like them or hate them?
  • Satan tempted Adam and Eve as a snake. As a result, what do we all have in our hearts?
  • Is there anything we can do to remove sin from our hearts?
  • What is the only way we can remove sin from us?