Series: Alpha and Omega

Revelation 8:1-5

What does it mean for angels to “serve the Lord”? And for me?

We continue our series on the connection points between Genesis and Revelation, and how to live life in between. This week, we consider the role of angels in both books, and what that means for us today.

 Discovery Questions


Read Revelation 8:1-5. Then use Bible software or a concordance to look up occurrences of “angel” in Genesis and Revelation. What do you notice about them and their activities?

With your family:

Show a video of incense burning (or burn incense). Ask your kids to make observations about the smoke (sights, smells, etc.). Then talk about how prayer is a little bit like that - wafting up to God and He loves the “smell” of prayers.

With your small group:

  1. Read Revelation 8:1-5.
  2. What stands out to you in these verses? Why?
  3. What bothers you about these verses? Why?
  4. Discuss the self-reflection question above.
  5. How can your small group help one another in this?
  6. Given this passage, what should you do this week?


Next week, we continue our series by looking at bearing the image of God.

Reading the Bible Through as a Church for 2019

We will be reading a Bible plan from YouVersion, "Solid Life Reading Plan (New Testament)"

We encourage you to:

1) Download the YouVersion Bible app onto your device;

2) Then select "Plans" and then "Find plans;"

3)  Search for and find "Solid Life Reading Plan (New Testament)" plan;

4) Select "Start plan."  

5) Each month you should be able to "catch me up" to the first day of each month and stay on track reading through the Bible together.

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