Pastor’s Blog

January 18, 2018

Leviticus 1:1-2

Leviticus 1:1-2, Introduction[1] The first book the children of the synagogue used to read and study was Leviticus. Admittedly, it is probably the last book NT believers will want to read. But it is part of the inspired book of the Bible and therefore instructive. It will be difficult since we do not have corresponding […]

December 2, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 11

STUDY SESSION 11 Introduction (pp. 145-154) Christian and Hopeful come to Beulah land and then enter the gates of the celestial city. Their death before entering heaven and their struggles with their own personal failures also come to light.   Readers Narrator (145) – does most of the reading Gardener (146-7) — a few lines […]

December 2, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 10

STUDY SESSION 10 Introduction (pp. 137-145)             Christian and Hopeful discourse about good spiritual matters. Hopeful gave a wonderful account of the Lord’s dealings with his soul. Ignorance is also invited to the conversation and his misunderstanding of God’s method of justifying sinners comes to light. After this, they discuss how or why a man […]

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 […]

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