Text: Matthew 18:10; Psalm 91:11; Hebrews 1:14
Summary: Angels protect all children of God.
Prop: A picture of an angel
Dedication: In memory of my mother, Nita Glover Kerlin, 1933-2006. One of her favorite verses was Psalm 91:11 for God’s protection for her children.
Jesus loves children. He loves you. Jesus loves you so much that he has a plan for your life. He wants you to grow to love Him and learn more about God. He sends his angels to protect every person that will one day accept Jesus as their Savior. Think about that for a moment. That means that for every person sitting here in church, their guardian angel is hovering over the pews or sitting on the roof! I know what you may be thinking. If you can’t see them, how do you know they are here? Because the Bible tells us so.
Angels are spirits and can only be seen if God chooses to let us see them. Angels of God appeared to many people in many different stories in the Bible. (Read Matthew 18:10) Jesus was telling grown-ups that we should never think we are better than children, or do anything to mislead or harm you, because your angels are close to God. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. (Psalm 91:11) God has a guardian angel to protect you from harm. I suppose many of the grown-ups here today could share a story about how God has protected them over the years. God sends these angels to protect us from danger. In another verse in the Bible we see that everyone who will be saved has an angel to protect them. (Read Hebrews 1:14)
We can give thanks to God for his protection by angels. We never worship angels. We worship Jesus (God). God created the angels before Adam and Eve were made. Some of the angels did not obey God and decided to follow the worst angel of all, Satan. He is very bad. He is a real and powerful angel that was so bad God threw him and the bad angels (demons) out of heaven. You have a good angel that loves and obeys God that is watching over you. Satan, the bad angel, tries to get us to do bad things. But since Jesus created him, Jesus is stronger than Satan (the Devil). Jesus will protect us and use His angels to protect us from harm because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
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