• 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 …

  • The Valley of Humiliation by

    In the wake of Satan’s rebellious struggle against God’s rule, Christians do not remain neutral. As soon as a person is united by faith to Jesus Christ, he or she has become a potential target of the Enemy …

  • The Hill Difficulty by

    Though the Christian journey often contains unique moments of joy and closeness to God, day to day life can challenge a believer’s zeal, joy, and sense of purpose. After his powerful arrival at the cross, Christian’s journey brings …

  • The Cross & the Sepulcher by

    Many people who have embraced Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord continue to question whether or not they are truly saved. Sometimes this struggle is rooted in intellectual uncertainties. Others may wrestle with their salvation due to the enemy’s …

  • The Interpreter’s House by

    When a person has been awakened to his or her need for a savior, that person also needs to learn about the fundamental realities of the gospel and the Christian life. As Jesus cautioned in Luke 14:27-33, those who …

  • The Wicket Gate by

    When a person becomes aware of his or her sinfulness and need for a savior, he or she may experience a sudden and dramatic spiritual rebirth. Many Christians today and throughout church history have attested to their lives being instantly …

  • The City of Destruction by

    John Bunyan’s timeless work Pilgrim’s Progress powerfully expresses the truth that the present life is a spiritual journey. When Jesus Christ liberates a sinner from the power of sin, He also extends an invitation to a lifetime of …

  • The Palace Beautiful by

    Amidst the challenges and difficulties of the Christian journey, it is important to remember that we are not solitary travelers. After Christian experienced setbacks on the hill Difficulty, his road led him to a place where he found rest, refreshment …

  • If God Is Good, How Could He Command Holy War? by

    Numerous skeptics have challenged the goodness of God by pointing to His command in the Old Testament to exterminate the Canaanites, including the women and children. Christians have also wondered how to understand those passages of Scripture. In this lecture …

  • How Do We Know Which Interpretation Is Right? by

    There are many conflicting and mutually exclusive interpretations of Scripture. Skeptics point to this as a reason to reject Christianity’s truth claims, and many Christians who accept the truth of Scripture wonder how they are to know which interpretation …

  • Questions and Answers #2 by ,

    R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas answer questions about suffering and God’s sovereignty. Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C …

  • Take Up Your Cross by

    There are those who tell unbelievers that if they become Christians, all their troubles will be over. In reality, to become a Christian means to enter into an intense battle, and battles involve suffering. In this lecture, Dr. Derek Thomas …

  • Sin, Satan, and Suffering by

    All human beings will experience suffering of one kind or another in their life. And almost all human beings will at some point wonder why. In this lecture, Dr. Derek Thomas looks at the root cause of all suffering in …