Our Sunday school topic for today
reviews Biblical situations involving
serpents and snakes, showing that God has overcome sin through serpents and
snakes and invokes a vibrant comparison between Moses and Jesus, both of
whom saved God's people from sin.
Ask the students - Do you ever do things that are wrong, even though you
know you are sinning?
Ask the students - When you feel you have sinned, what do you do about
Describe the Jews when they had sinned against God and condemned by God,
but then forgiven by turning to Moses, who had a rod with a serpent by which
God allowed them to live.
Describe the crucifixion of Jesus, showing how Jesus is this kind of
God, wrestking with sin for us and protecting us with God's forgiving grace.
What does the Bible say?
Describe the joy and personal reward of asking forgiveness when you
recognize sin in yourself
Challenge students to guide their friends to Jesus when their friends
confess that they have committed sins.
Bring a pencil or stick to use as a rod and an object to place on the rod to represent a serpent
(an eraser or other obejct)
discussion:The picture God painted for us with Moses and Aaron standing before Pharaoh that day was a picture
of something even Satan could not fathom. God was going to robe himself in sin (become as a serpent) and be put to death in order to destroy the serpent Satan. Jesus was transformed on the cross just as the rod was transformed. In doing so "Death (notice the
see also Rev. 6:8) is swallowed up in victory" (1 Cor.
1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh
the world, even our faith.