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The Fall of Babylon: A Symbolic City

Title: The Fall of Babylon: A Symbolic City

Today, we will be looking at Revelation 18:1-24, which describes the fall of Babylon as a symbolic city. This passage may seem mysterious and confusing, but as we study it together, we will uncover valuable lessons and insights that are relevant to our lives today.

Key Points:
1. Babylon as a symbol of worldly power and corruption: In the Bible, Babylon is often used as a symbol of a powerful, wealthy, and corrupt city or empire. In Revelation 18, Babylon represents all the forces of evil and temptation that exist in the world. As seniors, we may have experienced the allure of worldly power and wealth, but we must remember that these things are temporary and ultimately empty.

2. The judgment of Babylon: In this passage, we read about the judgment that will come upon Babylon for its sins and wickedness. Just as Babylon fell in the past, so too will the forces of evil in our world be judged by God. This serves as a reminder for us to remain faithful to God and to resist the temptations of this world, knowing that God’s justice will prevail in the end.

3. The call to come out of Babylon: In Revelation 18:4, we hear a voice from heaven calling God’s people to come out of Babylon so that they will not share in her sins and suffer her punishment. This is a reminder for us to separate ourselves from the ways of the world and to live according to God’s will. As seniors, we have the wisdom and experience to discern what is truly valuable and important in life, and to make choices that align with God’s purposes.

As seniors, we may face many challenges and temptations in our daily lives. We may be tempted to seek after worldly power, wealth, and recognition, but we must remember that these things are temporary and ultimately unfulfilling. Instead, let us focus on living in obedience to God’s will, trusting in his justice and righteousness.

Let us also remember the call to come out of Babylon and to live as citizens of God’s kingdom. May we be faithful in our witness to the love and grace of Jesus Christ, and may we be a light in the darkness of this world, pointing others to the hope and salvation that can be found in him.

Closing Prayer:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your word and the lessons that we can learn from it. Help us to discern the ways of the world and to live according to your will. Give us the strength and wisdom to resist temptation and to remain faithful to you. May we be a shining example of your love and grace to those around us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Possible Viewpont: Anglican Christian


1. Revelation 18:2-3
2. Isaiah 13:19-22
3. Jeremiah 51:7-8
4. Revelation 14:8
5. Revelation 18:21

Questions for Lesson

1. How does the fall of Babylon in Revelation 18:1-24 inspire hope and faith in your own life?
2. In what ways does the symbolic city of Babylon represent sin and corruption in our world today?
3. According to Revelation 18:1-24, how can we as Anglican Christians resist the temptations and allure of Babylon?
4. What lessons can we learn from the fall of Babylon in Revelation 18:1-24 about the consequences of turning away from God?
5. What role do you think prayer and repentance play in overcoming the influence of Babylon in our lives, as discussed in Revelation 18:1-24?
6. True or False: According to Revelation 18:1-24, Babylon’s fall is a reminder of God’s ultimate victory over evil.

Worship Music for Lesson

1. “Jerusalem” by Hubert Parry
2. “For All the Saints” by William How
3. “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” by Theodulph of Orleans
4. “The Church’s One Foundation” by Samuel John Stone

Object Lesson

Illustration: The Fall of Babylon: A Symbolic City for Seniors

Props needed:
– A small model city made out of cardboard or other materials
– A hammer or other tool to represent destruction
– A black cloth or sheet to cover the city

1. Begin by showing the small model city to the seniors, explaining that this represents Babylon, a symbolic city from the Bible.
2. Read Revelation 18:1-24 to the seniors, explaining that it describes the fall of Babylon due to its sins and corruption.
3. As you read through the passage, start to slowly cover the city with the black cloth, symbolizing the darkness and destruction that is coming upon Babylon.
4. Finally, take the hammer or tool and gently knock down parts of the city, representing the ultimate fall and destruction of Babylon as described in the passage.
5. Reflect on the significance of Babylon’s fall and how it serves as a warning about the consequences of sin and corruption in our own lives.

This illustration can help seniors visualize and understand the message of Revelation 18 in a tangible way, making it more accessible and meaningful to them.


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