What are Angels?
The Bible tells us that angels fulfill purposes such as ministering, protecting, and serving as messengers.
- Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1: 14)
- My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. (Daniel 6: 22)
- And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, “Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. (Mark 16: 5-6)
The picture is from the BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story hardcover children’s book that can be found in our store.
Who were the Christmas Angels?
- The angel Gabriel delivers news to Mary.
- The angel of the Lord delivers news to Joseph.
- A host of angels appear to the shepherds along with the angel of the Lord.
What is Ministering?
The Bible verses below help to explain:
- And he said unto them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.” (Luke 4: 43)
- That I should be the minster of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. (Romans 15: 16)
- And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Ephesians 4: 11-12)
You are the Illustrator
Antonella Chirco illustrated the pictures for this Bible story. Now you or someone you know can print this picture and have fun being an artist too!
Antonella developed the original artwork for this story with an air-brush, and paint-brushes, with canvas as her medium.
Christmas Coloring Page
You are welcome to right-click and save this image from the BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story (First Edition) “coloring book” to use for free printing and coloring purposes. These coloring pictures are NOT to be used for anything else without written consent from BibleRhymes Publishing.