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John 3:

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

“Preach nothing but Jesus Christ and of faith in him.  This is the sense of this Gospel text…it was not the act of looking at the serpent that cured,; it was the words, the faith in the words…it was faith in the Word that did it…I find that Christ, not only has the form of a serpent without venom; but I also feel power in Him which will cure me of venom…He was to assume the form of an accursed and damned man, yes, of a serpent, and become the Savior of the world. The world seeks to be saved by good works, but it pleased God to help mankind in this way…All the stories of Holy Writ, if viewed aright, point to Christ.”—From Dr. Luther’s Sermon on St. John 3: 14-16

 

 

 

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