What Amazes Angels?

LUKE 1:26-38

  1. The angel Gabriel had been sent 530 years earlier to Daniel (Daniel 9:21).
    • What is the relationship between prayer and the arrival of angels?
    • What factors in this story encourage you to more devoted prayer?
  2. The angel Gabriel had been sent six months earlier to Zechariah (Luke 1:11-20).
    • After over four centuries of silence, what excitement would Gabriel have?
    • How can we overcome and remove our doubts when God speaks?
  3. The angel Gabriel then appeared to a young girl named Mary (Luke 1:26-38).
    • How did angels respond to the creation? (Job 38:4-7)
    • How do angels respond to the return of an erring brother? (Luke 15:7,10)
    • What happened with Mary that differed with previous angelic visits?
    • How do you think the faith of Mary affected Gabriel? –How does it affect us?
  4. Gabriel normally stood before God (Luke 1:19).
    • What would it mean to stand in the presence of God? (Isaiah 6:1-9; Heb. 1:14)
    • How often are we standing in the presence of God? (Hebrews 4:16)
  5. The angel who announced Jesus’ birth isn’t named (Luke 2:8-14).
    • How did angels complete the task of announcing the birth of Christ?
    • How eager and amazed are we in our task of announcing the Christ?

Call to Action: To share God’s message from an amazed heart.


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