Journey to House Beautiful

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5XTwKfa8pgILmqO80d0rXn?si=WpPza3twSkaMtVjuxY7G0A In our previous reading, Christiana and the other pilgrims came to Interpreter's House, where they were given a warm and joyful welcome since Interpreter had already received word that Christian's family had finally become pilgrims themselves. Having shown the travelers a number of lessons, they were ready again to set out. In these pages, …

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R. Kent Hughes on Media Consumption

Recently, the men of our church have begun to read R. Kent Hughes’ The Disciplines of a Godly Man. Nearly halfway through, it is already a book that I cannot recommend highly enough. The following quotation comes from his chapter on the discipline of the mind. I am aware of the wise warnings against using …

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By-ends & Demas

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4NyJ4mmmzM5WE8NxL7CtWD?si=Vh5Bkq0KTLu3VzOfleNy3w After witnessing the death of his fellow companion, Faithful, under a faux trial at Vanity Fair, our last reading ended with Christian escaping from his cell and setting back on his journey, singing in honor of his victorious brother. Along this stage of Christian's pilgrimage, he is joined by a new companion named Hopeful, …

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Vanity Fair

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZOFtj5jaSGiHiVdhrLwvR?si=wvh5MzboRXei5jA4532qKQ After Talkative's departure, Christian and Faithful continue on to the next stage of their journey. In this week's reading, the two pilgrims meet with Evangelist who prepares them for the suffering and even death that awaits them in the town called Vanity. Once in Vanity Fair, the pilgrims are mocked, arrested, tried, and Faithful …

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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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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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The Expository Genius of John Calvin

The Expository Genius of John Calvin is the first book in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles series, which is edited by Steven Lawson. It is my fifth volume to read in the series (the others being on Lloyd-Jones, Luther, Watts, and Owen). If you are not familiar with the series, they are not …

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