- Talkative, an agent of Satan, is the opposite of Apollyon’s direct aggressive attack. His approach is underhanded and deceptive. He appears handsome from a distance, why? He professes seeking heaven, but without heart _________. He talks of doctrine, but with no corresponding change in personal ____________.
- Faithful is too eager to encourage Talkative. Faithful uplifts his __________. Talkative expounds on God’s gospel of sovereign grace, but without personal experience of its effects (WD, CP, GREVT, GMS) Talkative is encouraged to lead in this discussion because of his apparent __________ of knowledge.
- Christian unmasks Talkative’s lifestyle. He is a master of ____________. He is __________ in his pilgrimage. He is a “saint abroad,” but a __________ at home. He is the cause for many to ___________ at the truth. Talkative confuses the relationship between saying and __________. He is an illustration between spiritual gifts and __________ of the Spirit.
- Faithful then tests Talkative. In doing so, Talkative’s company has lost it’s ______________. Talkative really needs a __________ heart and a challenged heart. “Where is your proof of saving grace in your heart,” cries Faithful. He says it’s in his __________ against sin. Faithful says it must be a _________ of personal sin. The Godly must out cry against their own sin and the sin of _________. Talkative speaks of knowledge of gospel mysteries, but Faithful speak of knowing and _________. Knowledge cannot lead to only bare speculation, but must produce working __________. Talkative says Faithful is being tricky, but Faithful answers his own questions. Saving grace bring a true knowledge of ________. We are convicted of personal ______; we desire ___________ of sin and a turning to ___________; we actively seek ____________ which results in service; finally, our carnal confusion requires from us a sound __________. Saving grace in people’s hearts is ___________ to others. Their holiness is manifested in their ___________, their ____________, their conversations and how they promote the ____________ of God. To have experienced saving grace, you must know _______ agrees with your testimony, your conscience, and your _____________. Talkative takes the fifth and his blush condemns him. He is unprepared to answer, believes he is not obliged to be __________, and is unsure of Faithful’s ____________. Talkative is charged with gross hypocrisy because his faith is all talk and no ________, which is NOT biblical. He is offended and bails. Christian and Faithful were relieved to see him go. Faithful’s examination reached down to his ____________ before God, which is very much needed today.
- Evangelist pops up again in the _____________, and invokes the _________ of God. They greet him warmly and with deep __________. Evangelist assesses their progress, and rejoices in their victories through __________. He says they have reaped because he has ________, and they must endure to the end. They must run to obtain the incorruptible __________ which lays before them so as not be be deprived of it. He reminds them they are not out of _________ reach. They need to keep the ___________ in mind, esteem the ____________ over the material, not let the _________ enter their soul, flee from _________ lusts, have faces of ________as they press ahead, and know that all the power of heaven and ________ is on their side.
- Evangelist predicts future tribulation for them. However, this is both mandatory for pilgrims as well as _________. They will find persecution in Vanity Fair where either one or both will be __________. They are encouraged to know this individual will receive the crown of life and be first to reach the _______________, while the remain person shall encounter more __________.
- They next encounter the town of Vanity and the ______ it produces. There they will move from a personal to a ________ witness. The fair is as old as the fall of ______. It is a purveyor of _________ desires. Can you name any? Vanity Fair is the City of Destruction dressed up. Its location is strategic and _____________, thus all ____________ must encounter it. Pilgrims need to follow the Lord, he was offered all the enticements of the Fair (invitation to buy merchandise, a presiding role over the Fair, and world dominion), but ___________ every proposition.
- Residents of Vanity Fair react strongly to transients. They notice their __________ clothing, their uncommon __________, and their disinterest in what they were ___________. Because they reject what the Fair has to offer, the residents react with verbal ________, and a call to _____________. They are preliminarily examined, and declare themselves to be ___________ to this world who are going to their own ____________. Thus there should be no cause for _________. However, they are declared mad trouble makers who are then __________ and caged. Their testimony produces conflicting __________ and re-examination. While treated with derision, they respond with __________ and good works. While drawing sympathetic followers, they also find militant ____________. Further investigation cause another beating and continued humiliation, they react with ____________ and patience, which only __________ their opponents. They are now found to be worthy of _________, and sent to trial. They desire to suffer and commit to God’s ___________ ways. What do we learn from this? They will be tried with ____________ by Judge Hate-Good. Faithful’s defense states the Lord is Lord of all and thus must be ________. As men of peace, they gained followers by ________. Beelzebub is the enemy of the Lord and must be __________. Envy, Superstition, and Pickthank take the stand against them. What are their false testimonies? Faithful’s rebuttal is that he has been called upon with _____________. He has only spoken God’s _________, regardless of Mr. Envy; he has only spoken God’s revealed __________, regardless of Mr. Superstition, he has only spoken ___________, regardless of Mr. Pickthank. Judge Hate Good uplifts the witnesses as __________________. He uses enemies of God as precedent (P, N, D) for how the law works. According to these, Faithful is found ____________, and deserves to die. The corrupt jurists agree. His sentence is cruel, and he is executed with fiendish __________. Christian is remanded for further consideration, yet is released by the confounding power of the ________. He sings __________ of Faithful’s reward for his devotion, and the horror that awaits the faithless.
- Hopeful replaces Faithful as Christian continues his journey. He is the first fruits of the ___________ of Christian and Faithful. He is compensation for Christian’s _______, and will be the first of many fruits to come.
- Encountering By-ends, we find he is from the affluent town of ____________. He is ashamed of his _________. (Rightfully so! His nickname means a man who will use “any means, especially religious flexibility, by which he may obtain a selfish end or personal gain.”) He has a number of aristocratic __________ though he come from humble means. His marriage was a function of honor and ___________, and his wife a daughter of _______________. Thus their religion was more about cultural ___________, than true faith. Religion for them must be comfortable, pleasurable, and ___________. It also must be ornate, admirable, and ____________. Sound like anything today? This type of religion focuses on whom?
- Christian discuses By-ends with Hopeful in private. Christian states he is recognized by his own ____________ and is a rogue. By-ends, being firmly questioned, eventually ________ to his own nickname because of his reputation. By-ends invites himself to join their _____________. Christian, however, sets strict ______________. Pilgrims must go against the wind and tide; they must own religion in rags as well as wealth; they must accept _____________ as well as applause. By-ends resists these ___________, because he wants _____________ and doesn’t want to give up his _____________ principles.
- By-ends encounters his own who are from Love-gain in ___________ County. When he describes Christian and Hopeful to them he paints them as overly demanding in their ___________ and overly separatist in their ______________. Save-all then denounces them as judgmental and _____________. By-ends is for _____________ religion; Hold-the-world is for _____________ religion; Save-all wants a ____________ religion; and Money-love wants a _____________ religion.
- By-ends offers the idea of a _____________ minister. Money-love likes an _______________ minister. To them, ministry is really a trade in which people can legitimately accumulate ___________ of all sorts. The foolish company agree to challenge Christian and Hopeful, with _____________ debating.
- Christian refutes them saying ______________ isn’t to be bartered for bread. Nor is He to be a cover for our religious ___________. Christian excoriates Hold-the-world’s prosperity doctrine saying the ___________, _____________, and ____________ all used the world for personal gain. The foolish company are left speechless and dismayed. Christian warns them of God’s greater _________ and his greater _____________.
- Plain Ease gives respite to Christian and Hopeful. They find solitude and contentment away from the __________. Unfortunately, it is a narrow passage all too quickly ___________. Further on is the Hill Lure which holds an attractive yet ____________ silver mine. Those pilgrims venturing too close are __________ or severely maimed. Demas, the mine keeper, works to lure our pilgrims. He offers great __________ for little effort. Christian refuses because the mine has been an obvious ___________ to pilgrims.
- Demas is firmly rejected as an __________ of the Lord. His offer leads to __________, which is no surprise since __________ is his father.
- By-ends and his company accept Demas’ invitation and are never ________ again.
- Hopeful and Christian come upon a female shaped monument. It is a recollection of _______ wife, which promotes discussion.
- They reflect over its warning. It helps them to visualize what might have happened to __________, and cautions them of her escape and judgment. Hopeful repents of his own __________ when tempted. He is amazed at his own _____________ and not hers. She was judged because she would not give up the sin of _____________. Hopeful is amazed at the blindness of Demas and his friends, because the ___________ of Lot’s wife seemed less devious. Christian distinguishes barefaced sin as like an impudent thief, this attitude was the downfall of the haughty citizens of _________, and also Demas, _________ and their company. Hopeful gives thanks for _______ mercy.
- Christian and Hopeful stop by a river where they find food, drink and rest to refresh themselves. However, this precedes a deceptive ___________. Because the path become more __________,
they are tempted to _____________. The greener __________ and smoother ___________ attracts them. How easy our rational is to transition from the straight to the ____________ path.
- They seek counsel from Vain-confidence who is an ____________ traveler. They ignore his _________ and ___________. They follow him into the night and are promptly _________, leaving Christian ___________. When darkness arrives, so does a ___________. We learn from this the Christian experience is often quite fragile, even after overcoming so many formidable obstacles.
- Waking to his foolish leadership, Christian is both __________ and forgiven. He calls to return to the narrow _______, however, they find it difficult to ___________. The situation leading up to their captivity by the Giant Despair is caused by a number of factors: self-interest, carnal leadership, vain-confidence, and neglecting the means of grace.
- They find they slept in the fields of of a plundering despot, and are roughly awakened and are locked away in the ___________ of the doubting castle. Here we learn we must be wary of sustained comfort along the way.
- Their captivity is brutal, with distress caused by __________, ____________, and remorse. Diffidence increases their trial through ___________ and the suggestion to commit ___________. Hopeful gives a strong case against this by establishing how it is prohibited by ________; it kills the body and the _________; and it doesn’t offer ease beyond the _________. He offers many alternatives which show mercy continues to be offered to even the greatest of ___________.
- The giant rages at the fact they remain ________. He now promises much worse if they live. Their distress is alleviated by sunny weather which causes temporary ___________ of the Giant Despair. While Christian is severely discouraged by their situation, Hopeful offers sound ___________, and sound ___________.
- Sunday dawns with a powerful impulse to _______. Christian regains insight that he has the means to be _______. It is a _____ of promise, which is applied to the dungeon door. Hopeful and Christian rapidly __________. The Giant awakens to pursue, but collapses due to a __________. The duo reach the King’s Highway and erect a warning at the ________ to protect fellow ____________. They sing of their _________ detour.
- Christian and Hopeful make it to the Delectable Mountains. Here they find ___________, __________, ___________, and fountains, and are __________ in their salvation. They ask the shepherds a variety of _____________. The shepherds themselves ask the pilgrims about their _____________ and are welcomed to the Delectable Mountains. The four shepherds who attend to them and from whom they are to learn are ____________, _____________, ____________, and ____________. This is another representation of the local church, with an emphasis on multiple elders and their spiritual oversight focusing on a warning ministry.
- The hill of _______ has a dangerously steep side. Deluded pilgrims plunge to their ___________ and are left exposed. The resurrection error of Hymenaeus and Philetus are shattered examples of the too ______________. On the Mountain of Caution they see somber valley of the stumbling ___________ men who live among the _________. The informed shepherds interpret this ___________ scene. The shepherds point to the nearby stile that leads to the ___________ Castle, where the Giant Despair __________, ____________, and buries the pilgrims there. Christian and Hopeful cry in silent _____________. Only pure ________ has delivered the pilgrims. They are now to walk with caution and circumspection.
- Additionally, our pilgrims are shown the by-way to hell, which has the appearance of ____________, the sound of ___________, and the smell of _____________. This is the entry way of ____________ like Esau, Judas, Alexander, and Ananias and Sapphira. This is a lesson that apostates can still venture for great distances, virtually to the gates of heaven and fail. So pilgrims should be prompted by these examples to pray for strength and discernment.
- The climb Clear Hill to be given a view of the Celestial City. However, looking through the telescope, they find the image shaky because of _______ of the past. Additionally, the picture of heaven’s glory is ___________. The pilgrims sing praises of the shepherd’s ____________.
- The shepherds gave them a ministry of ____________. Knowledge gave the a map of the _______ ahead. Experience warns them of ____________ ahead. Watchful cautions against ____________ on the enchanted ground. Sincere ________ that God will give them speed and safety.
- On their journey they meet brisk lad named ___________ from Conceit Country who enters from a __________ lane. His confidence is in a _________ gospel. He expects to gain entrance to the Celestial City due to intrinsic personal __________ and evident religious ___________. The gospel of Christ holds no attraction, thus his society finds no need for the _____________ since they establish their own gospel. This false pilgrim spurns the concern of ____________, who says he lacks a proper __________ for entrance and will be judged as a __________ in the night.
- In Christian’s evaluation, a _______ has more hope than this boy. This false pilgrim is only ________ to his own conceit, and _________ to his own foolishness.