Babylon: Humanities Tragic Love Story
GOING DEEPER Questions (Small Group)
- What stood out to you about this message and why?
- Why is Babylon pictured as a woman enticing through Immorality?
- What about the woman was so shocking to you? Why?
- Name some similarities between Revelation 18 & Genesis 19.
- Is there any part of you living in Babylon (Rev 18:4)? Reread 2 Peter 2:7-22. How do you resist the influence of Babylon in your life?
Title: Babylon: Humanities Tragic Love Story
Text: Revelation 17-18
Main Idea: God’s Kingdom is Coming; His Will is Being Done
- All This World Can Offer… (Revelation 17)
- A Woman Rides the Beast
- Her Character: Whore (v.1)
- Her Influence: Kings & Kingdoms (v.2)
- Her Pimp: The Beast (v.3)
- Her Appearance: Alluring (v.4)
- Her Identity: Mystery (v. 5)
- Her Cost: Blood / Conviction (v.6)
- A Deadly Captivation
- John marvels at this woman (v.7)
- The Influence of the Beast will:
- Come from among the Nations (Vv.9-12)
- Wage war against the Gospel Effort (Vv.13-14)
- Win over the world through the woman (v.15)
- Turn on the woman (v.16)
- God is still in Control (Vv. 17-18)
- …Has a Tragic Cost (Revelation 18)
- Babylon has become:
- A Ghost Town of unmet expectation (Vv.1-2)
- A loss to the entire world (v.3)
- God calls His Family out of Babylon (Vv. 4-5)
- See Genesis 19
- See 2 Peter 2:7-22
- God visits the cost of sin upon her citizens (Vv.6-9)
- The world mourns such a loss (Vv.10-19)
- The Saints Rejoice (Vv.20-24)
- See Romans 12:19
The world offers you everything.
But when the world is gone
all that is left