Faithful & Talkative

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6QbgtnwrrhtwbBzWi6srMH?si=LBMBykfGR3-2F1AaSjd4ZA Having passed through the Valleys of Humiliation and the Shadow of Death, Christian's journey marches onward. On this leg of his travels, we have two distinct parts. First, Christian begins to walk with Faithful and hears of his pilgrimage thus far. Second, Faithful has a dialogue with another traveler named Talkative. Faithful’s Testimony In …

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Humiliation, Apollyon, & the Valley of the Shadow of Death

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3OVPUmhnXglwwzGGRI6Wmn?si=QnCcQXsZT-6v-YJRudAc2Q Our reading picks up with Christian setting out from his stay at the House Beautiful. Discretion, Prudence, Piety, and Charity accompany him down to the foot of the hill, the beginning of the Valley of Humiliation. Here Christian discovered a different kind of difficulty. Scaling the Hill of Difficulty left Christian ascending slowly upon …

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Deliverance, Difficulty, & the House Beautiful

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5EA6RiIe6kbD6mGnpxlNjn?si=8OTJcUEATKKAZjlEfAOA2A Leaving Interpreter's House, Christian soon comes to a little hill upon which stands a cross. At this marvelous sight, Christian's burden is immediately loosened and rolls into the sepulcher, never to be seen again. The burden, as we said previously, is the guilt and shame of sin, not necessarily sin itself. For this reason, …

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Interpreter’s House

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4GsjUGa6XaWJDY0FEfjYqf?si=ptPp5vwHRCKjodQ6-oQYoA We ended our first week's reading with Christian being sent back to the narrow path toward the wicket-gate by Evangelist. In our present reading, Christian enters the gate, has a brief conversation with Goodwill, and then is given much to meditate upon by Interpreter. After Christian's wandering from the path, his journey to the …

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Fleeing the City of Destruction

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2qjEpP2gVYIxleDwf2Hh2Q?si=Mi6N3JqIT-aRVwYebfsYYw Being one of the greatest books ever written (Christian or otherwise), we should begin by noting that there will be far more regarding The Pilgrim's Progress that could be said than we will ever have time to actually say. My aim, therefore, during these discussions is to be more devotional than literary. For an …

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What’s the Point? | C. S. Lewis on Learning in Wartime

I recently read the second essay compiled in the book, The Weight of Glory, by C. S. Lewis. The first essay from which the book was named is worth the purchase alone, which is exactly what I did. Yet I finally ventured beyond that initial writing and read the essay titled, "Learning in War-Time." It …

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Let’s Read The Pilgrim’s Progress Together!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5DG1GiCv4fWPLokwrkU2e7?si=LoJ0-qHTSX6jEqnMFbDjeQ Charles Spurgeon once wrote: Next to the Bible, the book I value most is John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.” I believe I have read it through at least a hundred times. It is a volume of which I never seem to tire; and the secret of its freshness is that it is so largely compiled …

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Telling the Story | Philip Ryken

Last Sunday I preached through plagues seven through nine. While moving through those passages, I essentially bypassed the first two verses of chapter 10, which preface the eighth plague: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show …

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Right Now Counts Forever

My wife and I have been subscribed to Ligonier’s Tabletalk Magazine for around two years now, and it has been a tremendous blessing to our home. My wife loves the daily Bible study readings, and we often read the articles aloud together. But since we subscribed after R. C. Sproul went to be with the …

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Gifts, God, & Our Desperate Struggle Against Time

Although I read N. D. Wilson’s Death by Living back in 2017, I have regularly visited certain passages and chapters ever since. The following is one such quotation: Our futile struggle in time is courtesy of God’s excessive giving. Sunset after sunset make it hard to remember and hold just one. Smell after smell. Laugh …

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