Kitchen Table Theology

078 How We Relate to Angels

October 10, 2021 Pastor Jeff Cranston Episode 78
Kitchen Table Theology
078 How We Relate to Angels
Show Notes

“Scripture makes it really clear God wants us to be aware of the existence of angels and the nature of what they do.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston 

Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family!  In this episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue their discussion on Angelology. So far in this series, we’ve discussed what angels are and what they do within God’s purpose. Today we discuss how we relate to angels.  


[00:01] Angelic Encounters with Humans in the Bible

  • Introducing today’s topic 
  • Some examples of angelic encounters in the Bible 
    • Daniel 10 
    • Acts 8:26-40
    • Rev 22:8
    • Acts 27 

 [05:09] How Angels Affect Our Lives

  • According to Dr. Wayne Grudem, we should be aware of angels in our daily lives.
  • Several ways our lives can be enriched by an awareness of the existence and ministry of angels in the world today
    • When we worship we are joining a myriad of angels (Hebrews 12:22) 
    • Angels are watching our obedience or disobedience to God through the day
    • Angels can put on human form and hold angelic visitations (Hebrews 13:2) 
    • God can send angels to  miraculously deliver us from danger or distress (Psalm 91) 

 [18:28]  Warnings and Cautions From The Bible

  • Scripture warns us from receiving false doctrine from supposed angels (Gal 1:8) (1 Kings) 
    • If there's a clear possibility of satanic deception, tempting us to disobey the clear teachings of Scripture or claiming a new revelation, we should stay away 
    • Many false preachers and prophets will add to the Bible, or justify their desires or actions by saying they received a new revelation from angelic beings 
  • We are not to worship angels
  • We are not to pray to angels (1 Tim 2:5) 
  • We're not to go around seeking angels and their presence   

 [32:01] Final Thoughts    

  • Final words 
  • Connect with us! 


Key Quotes

“We can be comforted by the realization that perhaps hundreds of angels are witnessing your lonely struggle, and they are daily peering into your life. The scriptural phrase regarding our salvation is that they long to look. So angels are daily looking at the way Christ's great salvation is finding expression in our lives.” -  Pastor Jeff Cranston 

“We're not to worship angels, we're not to pray to angels, and we're not to go around seeking angels and their presence.”   -  Pastor Jeff Cranston


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