Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/14/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 571: Growing in Holiness, Pt.11
The bronze serpent on the pole is a symbol of Christ on the cross: an innocent man who died while facing the serpent from the Garden of Eden. But as this man died, He did what God had promised in Eden: He crushed the head of the serpent.
Gen.3:15 God said to the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
This verse is called the first gospel, the first time in the Bible that we see the curse due to sin, and God’s cure: taking the curse upon Himself.
1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
You can’t defeat temptation; none of us can. Only Jesus can.
Because of Christ, we can be holy.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.