• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • A Transforming Birth by

    When God saves a sinner from His wrath and curse, He creates a new person. Yet, we will never be completely sinless in this life; in fact, sometimes it can feel like we are getting worse. As we grow in …

  • The Desires of Your Heart by

    People are profoundly shaped by their desires and dreams. This is why Proverbs 4:23 exhorts, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Any object, person, or idea that finds a foothold in a …

  • Against Our Own Sin by

    The Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn once wrote: “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” As Christians, it is very easy to fall into the trap of seeing the enemy as “over there.” If …

  • Chapter 13-Chapter 14, Sec. 2 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the Westminster’s doctrine of sanctification and saving faith.

  • Chapter 14, Sec.3-Chapter 15, Sec. 5 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner studies the place of repentance in sanctification.

  • Love the Lord your God with All Your Mind by

    Ours is an age that emphasizes emotionalism and experience. Emotions and experiences are not necessarily bad things, but they should not be set up in opposition to the mind, to reason. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul exhorts us …

  • Losing My Religion by

    Even among those who hold to the basic truths of the Christian gospel, there is a tendency to remain content with milk and never strive to dig into the meat of the Word. Doctrinal shallowness is endemic and accepted. In …