Tag Archives: John Bunyan

On the borders of Heaven

It was said of the Puritan Richard Sibbes, “Heaven was in him, before he was in Heaven.” Have you ever known a godly man or woman who, nearing the end of their lives, had such peace, assurance, and quiet joy, … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress and the necessity of “the burden”

I’m excited to begin a church-wide study of my favorite extra-biblical book tonight, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I decided to go with the “Pure Gold Classics” edition, edited … Continue reading

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John Bunyan: Christ a Complete Savior

“. . . but to be saved and brought to glory, to be carried through this dangerous world, from my first moving after Christ till I set my foot within the gates of paradise, this is the work of my … Continue reading

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Millions of Pardons, and all by Grace

We have been thinking about God’s grace a great deal lately as we work through Galatians on Sunday mornings, and especially as we approach Reformation Day. Earlier this year I read John Bunyan’s Saved by Grace, an extended meditation on … Continue reading

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Six Cautions to Keeping a Tender Heart

1. Take heed that you choke not those convictions that at present do break your hearts, by laboring to put those things out of your minds which were the cause of such convictions; but rather nourish and cherish those things … Continue reading

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Bunyan on the Word and the Spirit in Prayer

Dr. Donald Whitney was the first to teach me about the sweet union that should exist between our Scripture meditation and our prayers. So often when I feel I have exhausted my resources in prayer as far as what to … Continue reading

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John Bunyan on Prayer

John Bunyan has always been a reliable guide through the Christian life for me. As I have been seeking a deeper and more consistent life of prayer, I was blessed read Bunyan’s treatise “On Praying in the Spirit,” in which he … Continue reading

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