Encounters with angels are relatively common in Scripture. These inhabitants of the heavenly realm do not surprise us when we find them among the men and women we meet in the Bible. But what about today? In some ways the secular world is more interested in angels than is the church. What are we to believe about the presence of angels among us?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 3:24,18:1-22, 21:17-19; 1 Kings 19:3-8; Job 38:4-7; Psalm 34:7, 91:11; Daniel 8:16-19; Matthew 6:10,13:41; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 1: 11-17, 26-33; 2:9-14, 9:21-23, 24:1-7; Acts 12:6-10; Revelation 5:11-12
• The Issue
Why do you think there is such interest in angels?
What influences have shaped your view of what is ordinary and what is supernatural?
Have you heard any angel stories from friends or in the news?
• The Scriptures
Genesis 18:1-22: What was the specific message these angelic messengers had to deliver?
Luke 2:13-14: What was the role of angels in the following verses?
• The Application
Sample application questions:
How does the work of angels among us today appear to be different from their work described in Scripture? How is it similar?
What good can come from society's interest in angels? What are some pitfalls?
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• Rumors of Angels, by Timothy Jones (April 1993, 13 printed pages)
Total number of pages - 13