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Ralphella Washington

Title: Angels

Specific purpose: To inform my audience that angels exist

Central idea: I will discuss three angels I have encountered which are my mother, a friend and a complete stranger.

I. Introduction

What comes to mind when you here the word angels? You immediately visualize someone with wings flying through the air depicting a superhero. I am sure all of us at some point in our lives could use a superhero from time to time. The definition of an angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. They are attendants or guardians to man, typically act as messengers from God. In Zoroastrianism religion they believe that there is different angel like animals and each person has a guardian called “Fravashi”. They patronize human beings and other creatures and also manifest God’s energy. Angels are referred to as “Holy Ones” Zechariah 14:5. They are spoken of as the “Host of Heavens” Deuteronomy 17:3. In the New Testament angels appear frequently as the minister of God and the agents of revelation Matthew 1:20. The Christian Greek scriptures imply angelic hierarchy: archangels, principalities, powers, thrones and dominions. Let’s begin by doing the most important thing, opening our minds.

II. Body

The first angel of divine creation that I have encountered is my mother, also called caregivers or guardians. God used her as a channel for me to enter this world. He entrusted her with specific responsibilities:

1. Guide

2. Provide

3. Protect

A. In the Hebrew Bible, angels often appear to people in the shape of humans of extraordinary beauty and often are not immediately recognized as angels. Genesis 18:2 describes them as pure and bright as heaven. Though superhuman, angels can assume the human form: this is the earliest conception. In post Biblical time, angels came to be imagined in a form corresponding to the nature of the...