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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you see visions? Do you believe in angels? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that angels exists, and GOD's protection for people around us is because of us. IV. TEXT: Acts 27:24 (New Living Tra

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you see visions? Do you believe in angels?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that angels exists, and GOD's protection for people around us is because of us.

IV. TEXT:

Acts 27:24 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’

V. THESIS:

Share GOD's Good News to everyone for we are protected by angels.

VI. TITLE:

Encouragement Via Vision

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Main theme: Missionary Campaigns in the Early Church

B. Author: Dr. Luke, the beloved physician

C. Date written: uncertain, probably 62 A.D.

D. Purpose: To document the growth of the early church.

E. To whom written: Specifically, Theophilus

Acts 1:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach

F. Key words: Holy Spirit and the Church

G. Key verses: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-47

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. The angel said: "Do not be afraid."

"and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid,"

1. Ministering angels

Psalms 91:11 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Hebrews 1:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Hebrews 13:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

Daniel 6:22 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.”

Angels are true because the GOD that sends them is true, GOD never change, He's the same yesterday, today and forever. There are lot of times that I have entertained strangers and they in return guided me, unknowingly, they are angels sent by GOD to protect and guide me, to minister to me.

B. You must stand trial before Caesar

"you will surely stand trial before Caesar"

1. For sharing the gospels to Caesars

Romans 5:3 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.

Philippians 4:22 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household.

There's a benefit to enjoy in all the sufferings we have in this world, it develops endurance on our part. As long as we endure, our sufferings for the sake of the gospel will bring people to GOD.

C. GOD has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.

"God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you."

Ezekiel 33:4-6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die.


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