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August 16, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 9

STUDY SESSION 9 Introduction (pp. 119-137)             Christian and Hopeful leave the delectable mountain and run into several unique characters on their way towards the Celestial City. Ignorance, Flatterer, and the Enchanted ground await them. One altercation between the two (Christian and Hopeful) is very instructive for all of us.   Readers Narrator (119) – […]

August 13, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 8

STUDY SESSION 8 Introduction (pp. 115-119) Christian and Hopeful escaped Giant Despair’s Doubting Castle. In this session, we will read of Christian’s experience of the “delectable Mountain.” He encounters four shepherds (Knowledge, Experience, Watchful, and Sincere) on that mountain.   Readers Narrator (115) – a good normal amount Christian (115) — normal amount Shepherds (115, […]

August 12, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 7

STUDY SESSION 7 Introduction (pp. 95-115) At this point, Hopeful joins Christian after Faithful is killed. On their journey, they encounter “By-ends” and several other men. They end up being captured by Giant Despair.   Readers Narrator (95) – normal amount Christian (97) — normal amount Hopeful (97) — normal amount By-ends (97) — a […]

August 12, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 6

STUDY SESSION 5 Introduction (pp. 83-95) Christian and Faithful come upon the Town of Vanity. Evangelist had already warned them of its dangers. In Vanity Fair, our Pilgrims meet with men and women who are greatly offended by their speech and lifestyle. Their faith is tried and Faithful dies as a martyr.   Readers Narrator […]

February 25, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 5

STUDY SESSION 5 Introduction (pp. 55-66) Christian needed good Christian fellowship and he meets with Faithful after braving the “Valley of the shadow of Death. “ Faithful tells of his own personal encounters. After a season of godly fellowship, they run into Talkative which opens up for them another important opportunity to discuss holy matters. […]

February 16, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 4

STUDY SESSION 4 Introduction (pp. 55-66)             In this study, Christian will go through two valleys, the Valley of Humiliation and the Valley of the Shadow of Death. He will be confronted by the dreaded Apollyon and will also encounter two men who will give a bad report. Christian’s conflicts in the Valleys represent the […]

February 16, 2017

Larger Catechism, #102-104, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Questions 102-104 102. Q. What is the sum of the four commandments which contain our duty to God? A. The sum of the four commandments containing our duty to God is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and […]

February 17, 2016

Larger Catechism, #100-101, pt. 2

The Larger Catechism 101 Q. What is the preface to the ten commandments? A. The preface to the ten commandments is contained in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.[436] Wherein God manifesteth his sovereignty, as being JEHOVAH, […]

February 3, 2016

Larger Catechism, #100-101, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Questions 100-101 100 Q. What special things are we to consider in the ten commandments? A. We are to consider in the ten commandments, the preface, the substance of the commandments themselves, and several reasons annexed to some of them, the more to enforce them. Question 100[1] This question serves as a […]

January 2, 2016

The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth

The Heart of Christ in Heaven Towards Sinners on Earth Have you ever wondered why Christ should care for you as a believer? Why should He love you after your repeated failures and sins? Since He is in heaven and exists in His exalted state, why should He care about me? We feel ourselves to […]

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