Category: Pastor’s Blog

“Great Reversals”

Throughout history and perhaps in your life, there have been great great reversals. You feel like you are at a dead end. Your dream has died. Whatever it may be. Then–wham!–you experience a great reversal. God can do that, you know. Take Joseph in the book of Genesis, for instance. He asks for trouble by […]

Christian and Hopeful Pass Over to “The Other Side”

A friendly reminder that Bunyan’s outstanding book, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” is an allegory. But it has much helpful instruction for those who are Christian and those considering things that matter most. In his portrayal of death and arriving at the Celestial City, I most appreciate Bunyan’s recognizing that facing death can be a struggle–even for Christians. […]

Entering abundant and eternal life through “the strait and narrow” way

[From] Christian hastily makes his way to the Wicket-gate. When he gets there, he sees a sign over the Gate reading, “Knock and it shall be opened unto you.” Christian knocks several times, asking if a rebel like himself can be admitted. At last, a solemn person named Good-will answers and asks who’s there. Christian introduces himself as […]

Christian at the Foot of the Cross

The following is from John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress.” THE CROSS Now I saw in my dream, that the highway up which CHRISTIAN was to go was fenced on either side with a wall; and that wall was called “Salvation”. “In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation […]