A Guide to John Bunyan's
The Pilgrim's Progress

Christian at the Cross

Notes and Commentary by Ken Puls

1.    Burden and Distress (Introduction)
2.    Met by Evangelist
3.    Christian Flees Destruction
4.    Encounter with Neighbors
5.    Ridiculed by Obstinate
6.    Forsaken by Pliable
7.    Slough of Despond
8.    Yonder Shining Light
9.    Met by Worldly Wiseman
10.  The World's Scorn of the Word
11.  Directed to the Village of Morality
12.  Beneath the High Hill
13.  Admonished by Evangelist
14.  Christian Returns to the Way
15.  Christian Arrives at the Gate
16.  Met by Goodwill
17.  Pulled Inside the Gate
18.  Shown an Open Door
19.  Christian Laments His Neighbors
20.  Christian Reflects on God's Mercy
21.  Christian Is Directed in the Way
22.  The House of the Interpreter
23.  A Portrait of a Minister
24.  A Dusty Parlor
25.  Passion and Patience
26.  A Fire Burning Against the Wall
27.  A Stately Palace
28.  A Man in an Iron Cage
29.  A Frightening Dream
30.  A Wall Called Salvation
31.  Christian Arrives at the Cross
32.  Simple, Sloth and Presumption
33.  Formalist and Hypocrisy
34.  A Coat for Rags
35.  Hill Difficulty
36.  A Pleasant Arbor
37.  Timorous and Mistrust
38.  The Lost Roll
39.  The Roll Recovered
40.  Christian Arrives at Palace Beautiful
41.  Conversation with Discretion
42.  Conversation with Piety
43.  Conversation with Prudence
44.  Conversation with Charity
45.  Supper at Palace Beautiful
46.  Rest at Palace Beautiful
47.  Instruction at Palace Beautiful
48.  Into the Armory
49.  A View of Immanuel's Land
50.  Into the Valley of Humiliation
51.  Confronted by Apollyon
52.  Battle with Apollyon
53.  Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death
54.  Christian Confounded
55.  The Light of Day
56.  Pope and Pagan
57.  A Little Ascent
58.  Faithful's Escape from the City of Destruction
59.  Run in with Wanton
60.  Run in with Adam the First
61.  Run in with Moses
62.  Run in with Discontent
63.  Run in with Shame
64.  Sunlight in the Valley
65.  Conversation with Talkative
66.  The Truth About Talkative
67.  The Fallacy of Talkative
68.  Faithful Confronts Talkative
69.  Faithful Explains Saving Grace
70.  The Departure of Talkative
71.  A Meeting with Evangelist

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"A Guide to John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress"
was originally published from January 1993 to December 1997
in "The Voice of Heritage," a monthly newsletter
of Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas

 


Lord, we pray for those now burdened
'Neath the weight and guilt of sin,
Those who read Your Word and tremble
As conviction grows within.
Father, help us point to Jesus,
Those who flee the coming wrath,
That they find the gate and entrance
To the cross, Salvation's path.

From  A Prayer for Pilgrims (a hymn based on Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress)

 

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