A TALE OF TWO CITIES

 

Babel                                                                          Jerusalem at Pentecost

Refused to “fill the earth”                             “Be my witnesses to the ends of the earth”        (Acts 1:8)

United in self interest “Let us”                  United in the purposes of God

City to climb up to Heaven                           City in which God came down

Focused on their great name                        Focused on making God’s name great

Communication was “confused”                 Heard the wonders of God in our own tongues

Tribalism and Separation                               Jew and Gentile, slave and free now one

 

 

TWO MEN

Nimrod                                            Abram

Wouldn’t fill the earth         Couldn’t multiply (without God’s help)

Stayed in Babel                         Left Ur of the Chaldeans

Built a city in defiance          Sought a better city (Heb 11:8-12)

Made his name great               God made his name great (Gen 12:2)

 

TWO SONGS

Fame                                                Salvation Belongs to our God