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Sermon #7502

Good Angels



Sermon Description

The doctrine of good angels is one of the great doctrines of the Christian faith.. Angels were created by God before the creation of man, they appear throughout the Bible, and the good angels serve God in many capacities. Listen to this sermon from Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he explores Scripture regarding angels and the God who created them. NOTE: There is no recording of the subsequent lecture titled “The Devil and the Fallen Angels.”

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Angels are created beings, not eternal like God. They were created by God before the creation of the world and humans.

  2. Angels likely have spiritual bodies appropriate for their spiritual nature. They do not marry or reproduce. They are referred to using masculine pronouns but it is unclear if they have a gender.

  3. Angels do not die. They are immortal beings.

  4. Angels are inferior to God and Jesus but superior to humans. They have a hierarchy and order among themselves.

  5. Angels are referred to as spirits, thrones, dominions, principalities, powers, and authorities. They are also called the elect angels, holy angels, and mighty angels.

  6. Cherubim and Seraphim are a special class of angels that dwell in God's presence. They represent redeemed and glorified humanity.

  7. There are countless numbers of angels, too many to number.

  8. There are good angels and evil angels. This sermon focuses on good angels.

  9. Good angels dwell in heaven and surround God's throne.

  10. Good angels spend their time worshipping and adoring God. They await and watch for God's will and commands.

  11. Good angels are intrigued by and study human salvation and the church.

  12. Good angels observe and watch over humans. They are present when believers gather for worship.

  13. Good angels act as God's messengers and instruments to carry out His will. They helped give the law to Israel, reveal God's purposes, announce the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, guide and direct people, provide comfort, protect, deliver, and more.

  14. Good angels will gather the elect and usher them into God's presence at their death. They will also execute God's judgment on the wicked at the end of time.

  15. While good angels minister to all believers, there is no evidence each individual has their own personal guardian angel as some believe.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.