The Bronze Serpent

The Bronze Serpent

The Sermon: Numbers 21: 4-9

Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged 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 our soul loathes this worthless bread.” So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. Therefore 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. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

The Bronze Serpent

  1. A Picture Of Our Sin And Death Judgment
  2. An Amazing Old Testament Type Of Christ Crucified
  3. A Reminder Of The Faith-Look That Saves

Listen to the sermon:

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Fifth Sunday In Lent

Sunday, March 22, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “Canon of Praise”(Hopson)
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Stephanie Mueller)
Based on Psalm 103

Opening Hymn LSB 531 : Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Confessional Prayer

The Versicles (Hymnal, Page 286 – 287)

Hymn LSB 945 : Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved Hymnary.org link
(Pastor will serve as Cantor with the congregation responding)

The Scripture Reading – John 3:14-18

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Baptismal Hymn LSB 602 (V 1-2,6): The Gifts Christ Freely Gives Hymnary.org link

The Baptismal Affirmation For Clara Madeline Starland

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Hymn LSB 571 : God Loved the World So That He Gave Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………………………………………………. Numbers 21: 4-9

Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged 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 our soul loathes this worthless bread.” So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. Therefore 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. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

The Bronze Serpent

  1. A Picture Of Our Sin And Death Judgment
  2. An Amazing Old Testament Type Of Christ Crucified
  3. A Reminder Of The Faith-Look That Saves

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.

Hymn: “There Is A Redeemer”

Our Lenten Offering

Our Prayer, Lord’s Prayer and Benediction

Closing Hymn LSB 917 : Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements