Angels part 1 / Matthew 26:53 (Sermon Audio and Notes)

Posted on August 24, 2013

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This is the first in a series of messages about angels. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of August 18, 2013. This message deals with the existence and reality of angels, as well as some of the perverted and twisted views from pop culture. This post contains an audio recording of my sermon, plus the sermon notes. The sermon notes are not a full transcript of the sermon.

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Angels 1

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Matthew 26:53

THE REALITY OF ANGELS

The spirit world is a hot topic today. The supernatural: angels, ghosts, spirits and demons.

The new age religion and pop culture has popularized them, and they are common topics in our popular media and entertainment.

The supernatural realm has become big business, and has spawned tv shows and movies.

Nearly as often as they are depicted in our culture, they are depicted wrongly.

However, our cultural view of angles has shaped our (wrong) understanding of them more effectively than the church has represented the truth about them.

Angels are real, and we will separate fact from fiction, as we move through this study of angels.

During this study, our single authority will be the Bible.

Angels are mentioned 273 times in Scripture. Christ testifies to their reality.

Mark 13:32

But what are angels?

Angel means messenger, and we will see how they fulfill that role in a number of different ways.

Our victorian view of angels as women with feathery wings and halos, is 100% wrong! (This will be seen later in the study.)

Our common belief that people become angels when they die, is also wrong.

Angels are not ghosts, there is no such thing as a disembodied spirit (human) roaming the earth.

First, angels are created beings, separate and apart from humanity.

Nehemiah 9:6

Hebrews 2:16

And they are innumerable.

Hebrews 12:22

When were the angels created?

Many people believe and teach that angels were created long long before God ever created the earth.

Job 38:4-7

We see from the following Scripture, that the angels had to have been created during the 6 day creation period.

Genesis 1:1

Exodus 20:11

Exodus 31:17

Not only does the Scripture not leave any room for creation prior to this 6 day period, if there were some prior creation, it wouldn’t truly be the beginning.

Angels are not to be worshipped.

Exodus 20:3-4

Colossians 2:18

Revelation 19:10

Revelation 22:8-9

As fascinating as angels may be, they are but a part of God’s creation, and we must not worship them as many have done.

To understand the true nature of angels, will prevent any false glorification of them.

They are part of God’s creation, and they testify to His greatness!

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