O Angels, Who Are You?

Dec 19, 1999
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Hymns: ILHS Choir Concert; 94; Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord Jesus, as the day of Your birth draws near, continue to prepare my heart and the hearts of my fellow believers for the celebration of Christmas AND for your return on Judgement Day. Lord, we are gathered to worship you and to hear Your Word—Come to us and bless us! Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 91

First Reading: 

Acts 12:1-11

God promises you that He will send His angels "to keep you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11). God uses His angels to accomplish His will. In the case of Peter, God’s earthly work for Peter was not yet complete and he was about to lose his life. So, God sent an angel to deliver him.

Second Reading: 

1 Peter 1:3-12

Peter declares the glory of our Salvation—the abundant mercy of God, the living hope we have in Christ Jesus, the perseverance in this life to a great and wonderful inheritance reserved for us. Our place with God is even greater than that of the angels.