Christian & Hopeful cross Enchanted Ground. To stay awake, they discuss Hopeful's conversion. Bunyan shows us we must start our pilgrimage properly. Do you fully acknowledge God for your salvation?
The hardest part of running a race is finishing it. The same is true of the Christian life. Others flatter us into thinking we can finish on our own. We flatter ourselves into thinking nothing can stop us! But we finish our pilgrimage only by God's strength.
Christian & Hopeful make it to Immanuel's Land. But they aren't at the Celestial City yet! The shepherds warn them against losing focus this late in their pilgrimage. How can we set our people's sights on heaven?
Many of us can relate to depression. In this stage, Christian is brought to the brink of suicide! Bunyan likely felt depressed at times too. Luckily, we can draw encouragement from the same sources they did.
Christian & Hopeful continue showing us how to be "in the world but not of it." We mustn't get caught up pursuing money or happiness. Whether Jesus grants us these or not, we follow Him.