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Sermons from the series: Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress

Now turn with me, if you would, to Revelation, chapter 22. We come this evening to the end of our summer journey that has taken us through the first part of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress — probably the only part of Pilgrim's Progress most of us have read.

We began when we encountered Christian in his home village, bowed down beneath an enormous burden that he was...

Pilgrim's Progress

Now turn with me, if you would, to the prophecy of Isaiah.

Isaiah 33 is like a psalm — it feels like a psalm, it reads like a psalm. It's a depiction of the judgment that will befall Assyria, who at this point in Judah's history is their most inveterate enemy, and the prophet is foreseeing a day when Assyria will be no more, when sin...

Pilgrim's Progress

Turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 88. As those of you who have been with us all summer will remember, we are looking through John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, using that as a window, a portal through which to view the truths in passages of Scripture to which it alludes. And tonight we come to the Castle of Giant Despair, so-called Doubting-Castle; and the text for...

Pilgrim's Progress

Now, if you have your Bibles at hand turn with me to Ecclesiastes, chapter one. Ecclesiastes, chapter one. And the reason, of course, why we're going to read a few verses from Ecclesiastes 1 is because there we will come across the use of the word vanity. And as we have been pursuing these summer weeks Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, allowing that to be the window...

Pilgrim's Progress

Please turn with me in your bibles to Ephesians six and verse 18.

As you will know, if you've been with us throughout the summer, we began...oh, three months ago, now...in Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan's famous allegorical interpretation of the Christian life, and we've been working our way through the First Book of Pilgrim's Progress, stopping at various locations along the way.

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Pilgrim's Progress

The Valley of Humiliation

The Fight with Apolloyon

Now turn with me, if you would, to Ephesians, chapter six, and we're going to read from verse 10. Ephesians, chapter six, and beginning at verse 10.

We've been looking through, these Sunday evenings, at Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, allowing that to be a window through which we may view the Scriptures and the truths that are taught in the Scriptures, and tonight as we come in...

Pilgrim's Progress

Now turn with me in the Scriptures first of all to the Book of Revelation, and to chapter twenty. The reason why we are reading this particular passage of Scripture this evening will become clear as we delve once again into the narrative of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

If I can just tempt you along just a little bit, you will remember, those of you who...

Pilgrim's Progress

The Hill Difficulty

Where Is the Joy I Once Knew?

Now turn with me if you have your Bible with you, and if you don't, there’ll be one somewhere in the chair to your left or right. Please turn with me to I Thessalonians, chapter five, and verses seven through nine. First Thessalonians five, and verses seven through nine.

If you’re visiting with us this evening — and welcome, if you are — we're in the...

Pilgrim's Progress

This is our fourth in our study of The Pilgrim's Progress, and we come tonight - and as it so happens in the marvelous providence of God...it wasn't something that I had particularly planned...but tonight we come to The Cross. I'm so glad it wasn't last Sunday evening when we were looking at The Man in the Iron Cage and somber and dour as that necessarily was, tonight...

Pilgrim's Progress

This evening we return once again after a gap of a couple of weeks to our study of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

Before I begin, let me once again recommend to you an edition of Pilgrim's Progress. If you've never read Pilgrim's Progress...and some of you have told me that you read it a long time ago, when you were a child or teenager...

Pilgrim's Progress

The Wicket Gate

The Burrden of Sin

Now we come once again this evening to our series on Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and we come to the section of the story that leads us to the Wicket Gate. Our text for this evening...and there’ll be a reason why this is the text this evening which will become clear, almost at the end of the sermon, because this is the text that hangs above the Wicket Gate...

Pilgrim's Progress

City of Destruction

The Burden of Sin

Now turn with me, if you would, to The Acts of the Apostles, and to chapter sixteen. Some very familiar words of the Philippian jailer, as he cries out from his prison cell, “What must I do to be saved?” We’re going to pick up the reading at verse 28 of Acts 16. Before we read the passage together, let's ask for God's blessing. Let's pray.

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