Lessons at Interpreter’s House

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7naGqwxhKj7vpyuQBXTEwR?si=bBhf2TqkT7yxzdcInEIttQ In our previous reading, Christiana, her four sons, and Mercy set forth upon their journey and entered through the Wicket-Gate. Though Mercy was fearful of being rejected for not having a received a letter from the King as Christiana had, the Keeper assured her of her acceptance. In our present section, the pilgrims continue …

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When I Think on My Ways | Psalm 119:59

When I think on my ways,I turn my feet to your testimonies; Psalm 119:59 ESV Thus far, in our present stanza, the psalmist has confessed that the LORD is his portion and promised to keep His word; however, knowing his sinfulness, he also entreated the LORD’s favor, not according to his good works but according …

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The Abomination of Desolation | Mark 13:14-23

“But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, and let the one who is …

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Mercy & the Wicket-Gate

https://open.spotify.com/episode/40wWIMlsOcPt21KskeueTm?si=04BxaQ7PTr-g4P2PtZqSGA Last week, we began our journey reading through the second part of the Pilgrim's Progress. There we met Christiana, Christian's wife, as she wrestled with the guilt of having mocked Christian's desire to become a pilgrim. After some visions in the night and a visit from Secret, Christiana resolved to set forth for the …

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I Entreat Your Favor | Psalm 119:58

I entreat your favor with all my heart;be gracious to me according to your promise. Psalm 119:58 ESV As we gaze upon this verse, we should note that the two lines are essentially the same. Especially within the Old Testament, the favor of God is much the same as the grace of God. For instance, …

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The One Who Endures to the End Will Be Saved | Mark 13:9-13

“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. And when they bring you to trial and deliver …

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Christiana, the City of Destruction, & Mrs. Timorous

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6wwxABqLDlMaXmCHnXaHYd?si=Kl5rerI-TpCBcX45J09BtQ As we begin reading Part II, we are greeted again by Bunyan who transmits this story to us as the sharing of his dream, and from the very first paragraph, we discover the subject of this tale: Christian's wife and children that he left behind in the City of Destruction. Yet unlike the First …

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God, Who Never Lies | Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began Titus 1:2 ESV A few days ago, my eldest daughter and I had a conversation about why we can fully trust God, and as so often happens with smaller children, it was not the first time that we treat down …

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Wars and Rumors of Wars | Mark 13:1-8

And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And as he sat …

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Let’s Read Part II of The Pilgrim’s Progress

Even among those who are familiar with The Pilgrim’s Progress, many are unfamiliar with its Second Part. As we noted, the First Part was written while Bunyan was imprisoned in Bedford jail, and many of the events throughout the story correspond to events from the author’s own life. Although the First Part was immediately well-received, …

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