Luke 15:1-10 (HCSB) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!” 3 So He told them this parable: 4 “What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the […]
Colossians 1:13-14 (HCSB) 13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves. 14 We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.
Nicodemus was a religious leader, but he didn’t have all the answers. So he came to Jesus one night to discuss spiritual matters. In the context of that conversation, Jesus said “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (John 3:14-15) This statement is the foundation of our salvation; our personal relationship with God. To help us understand its meaning we need to go back to the time of Moses and study the historical account of the snakes in the desert.