Sermons

Coming Out of Babylon (Revelation 18:1-24; Jeremiah 51:6-10)

COMING OUT OF BABYLON
REVELATION 18:1-24
JEREMIAH 51:6-10

Falling for the allurements of the world leads to your ruin.

I.    EXPOSING BABYLON (18:1-3)
    A.    Bright Glory (18:1; cf. Isaiah 48:11, John 8:12)
    B.    State of the City (18:2-3; cf. Ephesians 2:22, Jeremiah 51:37)

II.    LAMENTING FOR BABYLON (18:9-19)
    A.    The Kings of the Earth (18:9-19)
    B.    The Merchants of the Earth (18:11-17a)
    C.    The Men of the Sea (18:17b-19)

III.    REJOICING OVER BABYLON (18:4-8, 20)
    A.    Come out Before It’s Too Late (18:4-8a; cf. Genesis 11:4)
    B.    Rejoice, Judgement is Coming (18:8b, 20; cf. Hebrews 12:2)

IV.    UNDOING BABYLON (18:21-24)
    A.    A Millstone in the Sea (18:21; cf. Matthew 18:5-6)
    B.    No More (18:22-24)
    C.    Defeating Babylon (2 Corinthians 8:9)
    D.    A Table of Luxury
DISCUSSION STARTERS

1.    Monday—What usually makes you anxious and fearful? What is it about the future that makes you sweaty thinking about it? If you knew how things will end up, would it change the way you live now?
2.    Tuesday—Who is the first angel in chapter 18? What does his glory say about him? What kind of message does the angel give? Is it a good message or a bad message?
3.    Wednesday—Why has Babylon fallen? Who dwells and keeps guard of it? How have the nations participated in the ways of Babylon?
4.    Thursday—Who are the 3 types of people lamenting for Babylon? What stands out to you about them? Are you ever allured by the riches of the world? How do you responded to the world’s enticement?
5.    Friday—What does it mean to come out of Babylon? Does it mean we seclude ourselves from the physical world? What will Babylon be like when she is undone?