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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 […]

November 6, 2015

Pleasing Secrets

Pleasing Secrets   The apostle Paul said that there is a “day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” (Rom. 2:16). This can easily cause many of us to tremble. But William Jay notes that there are three kinds of secrets that will be revealed. One is the […]

October 31, 2015

Mocking God with Our Prayers

Mocking God with our Prayers As important and vital as prayer is, we must not forget that in this most holy duty, we can easily sin and bring judgment upon ourselves. I am not talking about cold, lifeless, distracted, etc. prayers — we are all too well aware of these struggles and problems. William Jay […]

September 6, 2015

Facing Grief by John Flavel

Facing Grief: Counsel for Mourners[1] by John Flavel (1627-91) This book was written by a Presbyterian minister in 1674. He witnessed the death of his only child and three wives. He was survived by his fourth wife. After the death of his second wife and the death of his first and only child (mom and […]

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