Summary: How to see God’s angels in both the spiritual as well as the day to day sense.
Nov 26 morning Service Hebrews 13:1-6 Entetaining Angels, or Charlies?
What exactly is an angel? We hear of angelic beings and their
intercession in times of great despair and tragedy. We read of
the messages they have brought to both Old and New Testament
Saints. We live in a day that at times may get mixed up
between touched by an angel, Charlies Angels, and what it
truly means to encounter a supernatural messenger of God.
In Hebrews 13:1-6 the writer is addressing the social and
spiritual duties of believers.
I. Let Brotherly Love Continue.
a. the emperical edict from creation throughout the annuals of
times is dealing with love. We are to develop and cultivate
love towards those we despise, and resent. Loving the
unlovable, isn’t that what Jesus is about doing? Let= allow,
allowing ourselves to be both vulnarable and nieve enough to
give of our time.
The most adequate way to share your life and express love with
someone, is through the giving of time. It may be the most
precious commodity in which we trade.
Time has in its self the prepetual gift of giving. An example
is found in the teacher who spends extra hours after class
toiling and working, seeing that the pupils get the extra help
they need, making certain that they are learning rather than
mearly getting by. In return, although the teacher may never
see the fruits of labor, the student moves forward and
contributes in some form to the society in which we all must
So it is and has become as we attribute our Christian walk as
believers, we learn from each other of the love manifest in
the great sacrafice of Christ upn Calvary’s cross. We spread
the gospel message at times perhaps, never seeing the fruits
of our labor but we walk with the confidence of knowing that
God is in charge.
What is this notion of brotherly love?
The word used in the greek text regarding brothrely is
phila-as in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Phila
means deep seated affection and care. A deep and warm feeling
from the heart, an emotional feeling of love towards another.
The greek worm for brother is adelphos, meaning from the same
wound ( also see Philadelphia). The concept is thus that if
two people have come from the same wound, figuratively
speaking, are in essence from the same source.
As Christians we are all originating from the same source via,
the new birth. We have each one come from that well spring we
call Christ Jesus.
Like the hymn says, " there is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Emanuel’s veins
and sinners plunged beneath that flood loose all their guilty
When we are each born into the family of God, then we realize
that, skin color no longer has a bearing;that man or woman is
part of our family. We see that socio-economic issues do not
seperate us from those in need. Let me interject however, it
does not mean we are going to give those who have less than
ourselves the farm,leaving our family hurting and potentially
starving. That is not what it means we can love someone as our
family and not endow them with all that we own.
Jesus Says we should love each other:
Botherly love is the greatest need of our hour and yet its in
short supply. We live in a world that screams me first! A
exhausted church looks to itself and surveys the wreck, as
carniage lines the way. We wonder how things could have become
like this? Where did we go wrong? We had the best programs and
the newest technology, we had good ideas what happened? And
the answer is too many folks are trying to put me first, and
look at me, instead of exhaulting Christ who has said, He will
draw all men to Himself.
2. Entertaining angels or Charlies.
It seems to me that ecah of us can either be an angel of light
or an angel of darkness in the life of some one in need.
1. the angel is there ministering to us and at times we in
turn minister to each other.
2. We should be thankful at Thanksgiving not for just what we
have, but what we have not been burdened with.
- I am thankful that we only elect a President onec every four
- I am thankful that I am not a turkey this week?
-I am thankful that hugs and kisses are not fattening,or
causes of cancer.
-I am thankful that love last long after the giddy feelings of
-I am thankful that tee-shirts, and bumper stickers cannot say