In John 3:13-15, Jesus referenced a specific Old Testament event to make a powerful point.
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”
What did Jesus mean when he spoke of being “lifted up”? As Christians, we’re cheating ourselves if we don’t work to make sure we understand his point. This sermon explores the historical account of Numbers 21 in search of Jesus’ original and intended meaning.