This section follows the themes of Babylon and Jerusalem through the Bible. The story of each emerges early in Genesis and their contrasting characters are clearly seen in two kings – Sodom and Salem – who met Abraham. This church and the iconic Hollywood sign symbolises the two kingdoms in juxtaposition.

Babylon Part 1

The Tower of Babel – another episode of communal rebellion and judgement; Quest for power and reputation – a great name Confusion and scattering; Babylon – pride, independence, rebellion, wickedness and persecution…

Babylon Part 2

God’s people must live in Babylon. They were also called to leave it. We too are called to leave Babylon. The example of Daniel and his friends – clues about how to live in physical Babylon as a citizens of spiritual Jerusalem…

Babylon Part 3 & Jerusalem Part 1

Revelation tells of the final destruction of Babylon and the rejoicing of God’s people. Jerusalem represents mankind living under God’s authority. It was the place of Abraham’s ultimate testing…

Jerusalem Part 2

The Temple in Jerusalem was the place where God chose to put His Name. The people went up the holy mountain to a place where Heaven and earth “overlapped”. In this sacred space God and man could meet in safety…

Jerusalem Part 3

The prophets foretold the coming of Messiah to His City and Temple and of his rejection by the leaders of Israel. They prophesied about the death and resurrection of the Messiah. The confusion of Babel was reversed in Jerusalem when the Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost…

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