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Teaching Goal: God uses angels to deliver his messages.

Scripture: Luke 2:10 (Angels announce the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.) But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news.”

Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.”

Hebrews 13:2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Genesis 16:9 Angel delivers message of blessing. Additional verses of angels delivering messages:

Genesis 22:11 Angel delivers message of protection. Exodus 23:20 Angel as guide providing direction. Judges 6:23 Message of safety.
Acts 10:4 Angel arranges meeting.

Materials: Paper, pen & yellow marker/crayon

  1. Play theme song

  2. Pray

  3. Review last lesson

  4. Lesson and discussion

✓ Words written in bold are when the leader is speaking. Feel free to use your own words.

A. God uses angels to deliver His messages to people. Several times angels were used to announce the births of babies: Isaac; John the Baptist; Jesus. Invite a volunteer to read Luke 2:10. Angels were also used to bring messages about war, to provide directions and to announce a blessing from God! Invite a volunteer to read Genesis 16:9.

There is one message that angels delivered over and over again, “Do not be afraid.” Invite a volunteer to read Luke 1:13.

Have you ever seen or received a message from an angel? Listen to their answers.Here is a very interesting comment about angels that comes from the book of Hebrews 13:2. It says, “Be kind to strangers because in doing so, some people have been kind to angels without even knowing it.” It is possible that God has sent his angels to help us without us even knowing it!

B. ACTIVITY: Using the design for a paper airplane included in this activity, make a messenger angel. This paper airplane represents a messenger angel. Using the yellow marker, draw an angel image on the airplane’s wings.

Write a message on the body of the plane under the angel drawing or unfold the plane to write longer messages before refolding. The messages can be things that angels said in the Bible:

Do not be afraid.
God hears your prayers.

Or, you may want to write an encouraging verse or another blessing that models something God might want to say to us.

Fly the “angels” back and forth in a game of catch. When you catch someone’s angel for the airst time, read the message.

C. OPTIONAL: Tell the children that after they go to bed, you are going to aly an angel into their room with a special message for the next day. When they wake up they need to try and aind the angel and read their message. Message ideas:

Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:32

Be encouraged! I Thessalonians 4:18 God loves you! John 3:16

5.  Memorize

Angels from above,
Deliver God’s messages of love. -OR-

Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.”

  1. Close in Prayer

  2. Pass It On: Make an extra copy of this lesson and pass it on to another family.