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Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of the time, because the days are evil. (Eph. 5:15-16, ESV)

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Study Outline for Pilgrim's Progress, Lessons #1-9
(taken from Gulliver)

Lesson               Subject                                                                                    (brackets indicate

                                                                                                                         inclusiveness of content

                                                                                                                       as single theme or episode)

                           Introduction to the book: The Life and Times of John Bunyan

                           Introduction to the book: A Survey of Plot and Themes

   #1                    Introduction to Christian, his circumstances & burden
                                                     meeting Evangelist, the parchment scroll

   #2                    The period of conviction and inquiry -
                                                     Pilgrim leaves his wife & children
                                                    Obstinate & Pliable
                                                    Christian & Pliable discourse
                                                    Slough of Despond
                                                    Fate of Pliable

   #3                    Justification by faith and by works -

                                                     Worldly Wiseman & the City of Morality

   #4                    The act of conversion -
                                                     The Wicket Gate/Goodwill

                                               The teachings of the Spirit -
                                                     Picture on Wall

   #5                    Law and Grace
                                                    Patience & Passion
                                                    Fire of grace in heart
                                                    Palace Gate
                                                    Man in Cage
                                                    Man in Judgment

   #6                    Faith before the Cross -
                                    The Cross, the burden lifted, the empty tomb

                                              Early Christian experience -
                                     Simple, Sloth, Presumption
                                                     Formalist, Hypocrisy

   #7                   He unites with the visible Church -
                                                   Hill of Difficulty/Loss of Scroll
                                                   Timorous & Mistrust/Lions
                                                   Beautiful Palace/Watchful/Passing the Lions
                                                   Being late due to sleep in Arbor/Scroll

   #8                  The Benefits of the Church of Christ

                                                  Discretion, Prudence, Piety, Charity

                                                         Examination for Membership

                                                         Self-Examination before the Lord's Supper
                                                  First Sight of Delectable Mountains

                                                         and Emmanuel's Land
                                                  Christian given the Armor of God
                                                  Faithful seen in area

   #9                     Valley of Humiliation
                                                  Meeting Apollyon & fighting him
                                                  Valley of the Shadow of Death
                                                  Children of the Spies


David G. Barker