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Do angels have wings? Do they watch over us? Do we become angels after we die? In 8 intriguing studies, Douglas Connelly explores with you what the Bible really says about angels, including their service to God and their ministry to people.
Getting the Most Out of Angels
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
Burning in God’s Presence
The angel beings Isaiah saw above God’s throne are called seraphs. The word means “burning ones.” Why do you think they would be portrayed as burning?
Angels Among Us
In God’s dealings with Abraham, Lot and the people of Sodom, how do the angels demonstrate God’s judgment and God’s mercy? How receptive are you to the intervention of angels in your life?
Genesis 18:1-22; 19:1-29
Jesus and the Angels
Since angels are “sent to serve those who will inherit salvation,” would it be wrong to pray to an angel for assistance in a crisis? ut a light? How does the Bible shine on your path in life?
Dealing with Demons
In your opinion can a genuine Christian be possessed like the man in the passage was? Explain to what level you believe a Christian can be “demonized.”
The Battle Against Us
The word schemes in verse 11 implies a well-developed plan of attack. Where does Satan find it easiest to attack you?
Angels and Guidance
An angel directed Philip to the road; the Spirit of God directed him to a specific person. What distinctions can you draw between how an angel may guide a Christian and how the Spirit guides a Christian?
Acts 8:26-40; 10:1-48
Guarded by Angels
Why did God send an angel—a personal being—to lead Peter out rather than just instantly removing him from the prison?
Discerning the Spirits
Many Christians will justify a belief or an action by saying, “God told me,” or “I prayed about it.” In the light of these verses, is it sinful or judgmental to evaluate another Christian’s experience by the standard of God’s Word? Explain.
1 John 4:1-6
Total number of pages - 61 pages
Douglas Connelly (M.Div. and M.Th., Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He has written several books and Bible study guides, including the LifeGuide® Bible Studies Daniel, Elijah, Encountering Jesus, Forgiveness, Good & Evil, Heaven, Heroes of Faith, I Am, John, The Lord’s Prayer, Meeting the Spirit and Miracles.
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