• How Then Should I Live in This World? by

    Ours is an ethically confused world. Materialist scientists tell us that since all is matter, there is no ultimate basis for judgments of “good” and “evil.” Relativists claim that what is “good” for one person or culture may not be …

  • Saving the World by

    Throughout history, well-meaning Christians have sought to save and change the world through earthly means. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will explore what it means to be a remnant. He will affirm that Sodom was destroyed not because of …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Pilgrim’s Progress by

    In this session Dr. Derek Thomas explores a timeless tale of faith’s triumph in The Pilgrim’s Progress, based on his teaching series by the same name. Written by John Bunyan over 300 years ago, The Pilgrim’s Progress …

  • On to the Celestial City by

    Christiana and her companions have reached the River of Death, but they do not all cross the river at the same time. This reflects the actual experiences of believers. Just as God raises up new disciples, He also calls His …

  • On to Enchanted Ground by

    Christiana and her fellow pilgrims draw steadily nearer to the Celestial City. As they journey through the Delectable Mountains, Enchanted Ground, and Beulah Land, they continue to encounter both spiritual opponents and spiritual allies. As their company grows and as …

  • From Vanity to Doubting Castle by

    Though there are often points of similarity between the experiences and struggles of believers, each person engages certain spiritual realities differently. For instance, Christian and his other family members spent time in Vanity and visited Doubting Castle; they covered the …

  • The Road to Vanity & Vanity Fair by

    Though we do not know what the road ahead of us may hold, God’s pilgrims can be confident that He knows their needs. During a long stay at the Palace Beautiful, Christiana and her fellow travelers find much-needed respite …

  • The Trek to the Palace by

    Though no two Christians have identical spiritual biographies, there are often points of similarity in the stories and experiences of believers. As Christiana, Mercy, and the children follow the same route that Christian walked earlier, they continue to encounter many …

  • Foes and Friends: The Road to Interpreter’s House by

    Some dangers in life are apparent, and others are not. As Christiana and her companions approached the wicket gate, they encountered unexpected opposition from the forces of darkness. In all ages, pilgrims need to remain vigilant and sober-minded even when …

  • A New Journey Begins by

    After a follower of Jesus has departed from this life, God may continue to use his or her influence to change the lives of others. Even those whose hearts were once hardened against the gospel can later be softened by …

  • The Celestial City by

    Eventually, each Christian’s pilgrimage in this world will come to an end. As Christian and Hopeful discover, the end of the journey brings with it a variety of emotions and experiences. Just as each believer’s life is different …

  • The Delectable Mountains by

    Though God’s people are often called to walk difficult paths, God is faithful to supply moments of rest in order to strengthen and sustain His pilgrims. After enduring numerous hardships and trials, Christian and Hopeful at last arrive in …

  • The Castle of Giant Despair by

    The pilgrimage of the Christian life carries the believer through all types of terrain. After escaping from persecution at Vanity Fair, Christian journeyed onward, sharing the joys and difficulties of the road with Hopeful, a new fellow pilgrim. Choosing to …

  • The Godless City: Vanity Fair by

    Christian has withstood spiritual warfare against the foul Apollyon, and he has safely traversed the Valley of the Shadow of Death. While the dangers behind him were apparent, some dangers are less obvious. Though Vanity Fair may not be known …

  • The Valley of the Shadow of Death by

    After Christian left the Valley of Humiliation, his path led him to an even darker and more foreboding place. This is often the case in the Christian life, as one period of difficulty may follow another. In these times, Christians …