Synopsis: Although he is only mentioned in four of the thirty-nine Old Testament books and twelve of the New Testament books, we are not to deduce that he an insignificant being. He is a real personality, not an inanimate force, with different names. The various names or titles of the leader of evil angels either express a quality of his character, a method of operation, or both. He uses a variety of schemes/methods to accomplish his purposes. Believers needs to be aware of this enemy for their own spiritual good.
Synopsis: Last week we began looking at the second main classification of angels - "evil angels" (Cf. Matt. 25:41). We considered their organization and their work. Tonight we look at three other aspects of their work.
Synopsis: While organized differently than good angels, they are nonetheless part of a highly structured kingdom with their differences between being in the way they are organized and in their locations. They have differing duties or spheres of influence as well.
Synopsis: In what sense can angels be considered "sons of God?" In the Old Testament, is the expression "sons of God" always a reference to angels? Tonight we look at Job 1 and 2 and then Genesis 6:1-4 to discover the answer.
Synopsis: Angels fall into two broad classes: 1) Good angels or "holy angels" as Matthew calls is; angels associated with Christ, 2) evil angels, associated with the devil. Within these two classes there are subdivisions. Tonight we being looking at the different kinds of good angels.
Synopsis: Luke 2 records for us a third instance of an encounter with an angel who delivered good news from Heaven--this time to the shepherds who were out in the fields near Bethlehem. As we consider their encounter with "the Christmas angel" there is important truth for us to learn and by which to be challenged.
Synopsis: This NT text establishes the fact of Satan's Fall that Jesus witnessed. That raises the question--when did this happen? In this brief survey of the OT, there are some interesting hints of Scripture that may give us an idea of when it took place! The fall of Satan also encourages us that Satan's power is broken and Christ's entrance into this world was for the purpose of destroying the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
Synopsis: This message looks at two key Old Testament passages that describe for us the condition of Satan before his Fall as well as his expulsion from Heaven. We discover what led to his downfall. They also answer the mystery of how sin began and where it began. This teaching leads to some very powerful applications that will challenge your thinking and living to see if you are expressing the same characteristics as the devil did.
Synopsis: Having looked at the Origin of Angels and the Nature of Angels, we move on to see what God's Word has to say about the Fall of Angels. What happened that a full 1/3 of all angels were cast out of Heaven? How did demons come into existence? When did the fall of some of the angels take place? How could a perfect creature sin? What was the result of the angels' fall?
Synopsis: There are many conceptions about angels - including the idea that people becomes angels when they die. What does the Bible say about the nature of angels? This message surveys Scripture to discover the answer.
Synopsis: Tonight's message continues a look at the origins of angels--when they were created and how many of them were created. We learn from their creation, important lessons about our own creation and how we find fulfillment in living.