Sermon Prepared by James McCullen
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DO ANGELS EVER GET TIME OFF?
Text: Various (All NKJV)
Note to those interested in using this sermon
idea. You will need as always to
be led of the Lord. I think you need to
give a dramatic flare to this message.
When you come to poins 11 and 12;
I suggest you sit down where you can be seen.
Pretend you are the angel sitting down to watch
the resurrection of Jesus.
One friend said he believed the angel sat down
"I can't wait to see all heaven break loose."
During the Easter season many people get time off. Do angels ever get
time off ? I want to evaluate that question. We will look at several verses
where angels are mentioned.
1. Angels Announced The Birth of
Jesus - - No Time Off
Luke 2:9-10 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and
the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. NKJV
2. Angels Warned Joseph to Flee to
Egypt - - No Time Off
Matt 2:13 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared to Joseph in a
dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to
Egypt, and stay there until I
bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."
3. Angels Told Joseph When to Return
- - No Time Off
Matt 2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared
in a dream to Joseph
in Egypt, NKJV
4. Angels Guarded Jesus - - No Time
Matt 4:6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself
down. For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and,
'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash
your foot against a stone.' " NKJV
5. Angels Ministered After The Temptation
- - No Time Off
Matt 4:11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered
to Him. NKJV
6. Angels Are Given to Guard Us -
- No Time Off
Matt 18:10 "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My
Father who is in heaven. NKJV
7. Angels Were Involved in His Ministry
- - No Time off
John 1:51 and He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter
you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending
upon the Son of Man." NKJV
8. Angels Ministered for A Time in
the Garden - - No Time off
Luke 22:43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening
9. Angels Were Not Called To Fight
in the Garden - - Some Time Off!
Matt 26:53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and
He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? NKJV
10. Angels Left Jesus Alone On The
Cross - - Some Time Off!
Matt 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice,
saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have
You forsaken Me?" NKJV
11. An Angel Rolled Back the Stone
and Sat upon it - - Some Time Off!
Matt 28:2 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel
of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from
the door, and sat on it. NKJV
12. Angels Sat on the Slab Where
Jesus Body Had Laid - - Some Time Off!
John 20:12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head
and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. NKJV
13. Angels Will Gather God's Elect
at the End Time - - No Time Off!
Matt 24:31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end
of heaven to the other. NKJV
14. Angels at the Death of God's
Children - - No Time off
Luke 16:22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels
to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. NKJV