Christmas Angels

Is there is something beyond our senses?

Signposts that point to the fact that there is a spiritual world

Christians believe in a spiritual world


What do angels do?

“Angel” means “Messenger”

Angels deliver messages of greatest importance

Angels observe/report on how we treat strangers

Hebrews 13:2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Angels fight spiritual battles

Dan. 10:4-6 On April 23, as I was standing on the bank of the great Tigris River, I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people.

Dan. 10:10-14 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling. Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”

Hebrews 1:14 Therefore, angels are only servant spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Luke 2:9-12 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joythat will be for all the people. Today  in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:13-15 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven

Glory to God in the highest’ (up there)

Peace on Earth (down here)

“Savior, Christ, Lord” (up there)

“Born to you” (down here)

Bright shining Angels (up there)

Shepherds (down here)

Up There came to Down Here

Christmas is when up there, came to down here

We are carriers of up there

Christmas is when up there, came to down here