Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. Yes, praise the LORD, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will! Psalm 103:20-21 NLT
For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. Psalm 91:11-12 NLT
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14 NIV
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Psalm 34:7
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
- As a child, what did you believe about angels?
- What are some movies that you have seen that depict angels?
Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.
- Like us, angels are created beings. In what ways are we alike and in what ways do we differ? Discuss how the Bible instructs us not to worship angels and how it does not instruct us to pray to angels (Col. 2:18; Rev 22:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5). If you haven’t yet, ponder these ideas that Troy shared: God died for us, not the angels, and angels obey Him immediately, joyfully, and without question (Psalm 103:20-21).
- The term Guardian Angel is not found in the Bible, but how does God use angels to care for and protect us? (Psalm 91:11-12; Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 1:14) Can you think of specific biblical examples where God used angels in people’s lives? What about your own life?
Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.
- Since angels sometimes appear in human form, we are to be hospitable to strangers (Hebrews 13:2). Share a time when you think a stranger might have been an angel sent by God.
- In what situations do you become fearful and need to remember that God has His angels protecting you (Psalm 34:7)?
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
- Commit to memorizing Psalm 91:11-12. Read through it with your group.
- Think of someone in your life who doesn’t know the biblical view of a Plan a time to share with them what you have learned.
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
- Have someone in your group pray through the requests in your prayer journal.
- Ask the Lord to enable you to comprehend and become more aware of the invisible, eternal realm. Express gratitude to God for the presence of His angels who protect, direct and minister to you and those you love.
Start digging. For further study check these out and the article on the back.
- Only three angels are mentioned by name: _______________ (Luke 1:19) who acts as God’s _________(Luke 1:26); __________________ (Daniel 10:13,21) who is always mentioned in the context of _______(Revelation 12:7); and Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12 KJV) who was once a beautiful _________ (Ezekiel 28:12-17) before he fell from ______ to ________ (Isaiah 14:12).
- Angels in the Bible: What Do We Actually Know About Them? by Wayne Grudem