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Unveiling the Great Prostitute

Title: Unveiling the Great Prostitute

Today, we will be looking at Revelation 17:1-13, which describes the doom of Babylon, also referred to as the great prostitute. This passage may seem daunting and complex, but we will break it down and glean important lessons from it.

1. The seduction of worldliness: Babylon symbolizes the world and all its allurements. Just like a prostitute lures people with promises of pleasure, wealth, and power, the world tempts us with materialism, greed, and immorality. As seniors, we must be vigilant not to be enticed by the empty promises of the world but to remain faithful to God.

2. The judgment of God: Despite the temporary success and power of Babylon, ultimately, it will face destruction and judgment from God. This serves as a reminder that God is sovereign and just, and every evil deed will be brought to account. As seniors, we can take comfort in knowing that God’s justice will prevail in the end.

3. The call to holiness: In contrast to the great prostitute, the bride of Christ is described as pure and faithful. As seniors, we are called to live lives of holiness and purity, reflecting the character of Christ in all that we do. Let us strive to resist the temptations of the world and pursue righteousness.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for your Word that reveals the truth about the world and your judgment. Help us, as seniors, to remain faithful to you amidst the temptations of the world. May we live lives of holiness and purity, reflecting your character in all that we do. In Jesus’ name, amen.

As we reflect on the passage of Revelation 17:1-13, let us remember the importance of remaining faithful to God and resisting the seductions of the world. May we be encouraged to live lives of holiness and purity, knowing that God’s justice will prevail in the end.

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Possible Viewpont: Anglican Christian


– Revelation 17:1-18
– Revelation 18:1-24
– Revelation 19:1-21
– 2 Corinthians 11:14
– Revelation 9:20-21
– Revelation 14:8

Questions for Lesson

1. How does the description of the Great Prostitute in Revelation 17 challenge your understanding of sin and temptation?
2. In what ways can we guard against being deceived by false teachings, as warned about in Revelation 17?
3. What do you think the symbolism of the seven heads and ten horns on the beast in Revelation 17 represents?
4. According to Revelation 17, what will be the ultimate fate of the Great Prostitute and Babylon?
5. How does the message of Revelation 17 about the fall of Babylon give you hope for the future?
6. True or False: In Revelation 17, the angel explains that the waters that the prostitute sits on represent people, multitudes, nations, and languages. (True)

Worship Music for Lesson

1. “Be Thou My Vision” – This hymn speaks to the idea of seeking God’s guidance and clarity in all things, including unveiling false idols like the Great Prostitute.
2. “Holy, Holy, Holy” – This classic hymn focuses on the holiness of God and the need for purity and righteousness in our lives, which is a fitting theme for discussing the dangers of following false teachings.
3. “Amazing Grace” – This beloved hymn reminds us of the importance of God’s saving grace and the forgiveness available to all who repent, even for those who have fallen into the trap of false teachings.
4. “Rock of Ages” – This hymn acknowledges our need for a strong foundation in Christ, especially when faced with the temptations and deception of the Great Prostitute. It is a comforting reminder that God is our refuge and strength in times of trial.

Object Lesson

Illustration: Unveiling the Great Prostitute (Rev 17:1-13) for Seniors

Props Needed:
– A large scarf or shawl
– An old-fashioned key
– A miniature replica of the city of Babylon
– A magnifying glass

1. Begin by explaining to the seniors that you will be exploring the passage in Revelation 17:1-13 which talks about the downfall of Babylon, also known as the “Great Prostitute.”
2. Hold up the large scarf or shawl and cover your head with it, symbolizing the mystery and secrecy surrounding Babylon.
3. Take out the old-fashioned key and jingle it in front of the seniors, explaining that this key represents the secrets of Babylon that will be unveiled.
4. Bring out the miniature replica of the city of Babylon and place it in front of the seniors. Use the magnifying glass to zoom in on the details of the city, showing its grandeur and opulence.
5. Finally, unveil the truth about Babylon’s downfall as revealed in the passage, emphasizing the consequences of her sins and the judgment that will befall her.
6. Encourage the seniors to reflect on the passage and consider the importance of staying faithful to God and avoiding the temptations of worldly pleasures.

This interactive illustration will help seniors visualize and understand the message of Revelation 17:1-13 in a tangible and engaging way.


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