What Do We Ask?-John Bunyan

  “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Eph. 3:20). It is a text made up of words picked and packed together by the wisdom of God, picked and packed together on purpose for the succour and […]

UNCONDITIONAL PARDON-John Bunyan

  There was a certain man that had committed treason against his king; but for as much as the king had compassion on him, he sent him, by the hand of a faithful messenger, a pardon under his own hand and seal. But in the country where this poor man dwelt there were also many […]

To Believe-John Bunyan

  “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth….” (Heb. 12:6). To believe he loves us when he shows himself terrible to us, is also very much becoming of us. Wherefore has he given us grace? Is it that we should five by sense? Wherefore has he sometimes visited us? Is it that our hearts might […]

The New Birth-John Bunyan

  THESE WORDS have a dependence on what goes before, and therefore I must direct you to it for the right understanding of them. You have it thus: “He (Christ) came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons […]

The Conversion of John Bunyan-John Bunyan

  [John Bunyan was arguably the last and the greatest of the Puritans. An uneducated tinker by training, Bunyan spent nearly fourteen years of his life in prison because he refused to stop preaching the gospel without a license. Nonetheless, even the eminent Puritan theologian John Owen often came to hear him preach and once […]

Refined-John Bunyan

  “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled” (I Peter 3:14). Dost thou suffer for righteousness’ sake? why then, thy righteousness is not diminished, but rather increased by thy sufferings. Righteousness thriveth best in affliction, the more afflicted, the more holy […]

One Sin-John Bunyan

  “Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Tim. 2:19). And, indeed, if a man will depart from iniquity, he must depart from his darling sin first; for as long as that is entertained, the others, at least those that are most suiting with that darling, will always be […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – Sin-John Bunyan

  Sin is the great block and bar to our happiness, the Procurer of all miseries to man, both here and hereafter. Take away sin, and nothing can hurt us; for death, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, is the wages of it. Sin, and man for sin, is the object of the wrath of God. How […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – OF THE TORMENTS OF HELL.-John Bunyan

  Heaven and salvation are not surely more promised to the godly, than hell and damnation is threatened to and executed on the wicked. When once a man is damned, he may bid adieu to all pleasures. O! who knows the power of God’s wrath.? none but damned ones. Sinners’ company are the devil and […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – OF THE JOYS OF HEAVEN.-John Bunyan

  There is no good in this life but what is mingled with some evil; honours perplex, riches disquiet, and pleasures ruin health. But in heaven we shall find blessings in their purity, without any ingredient to embitter, with everything to sweeten them. O! who is able to conceive the inexpressible, inconceivable joys that are […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – OF SUFFERING.-John Bunyan

  It is not every suffering that makes a martyr, but suffering for the word of God after a right manner; that is, not only for righteousness, but for righteousness’ sake; not only for truth, but out of love to truth; not only for God’s word, but according to it; to wit, in that holy, […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – OF PRAYER.-John Bunyan

  Before you enter into prayer, ask thy soul these questions–1. To what end, O my soul, art thou retired into this place? Art thou not come to discourse the Lord in prayer? Is he present; will he hear thee? Is he merciful; will he help thee? Is thy business slight; is it not concerning […]

Mr. John Bunyan’s Dying Sayings – OF AFFLICTION-John Bunyan

  Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin; would you, therefore, be fitted for afflictions, be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what afflictions soever you may meet with will be very easy to you. If thou canst hear and bear the rod of affliction […]

Light-John Bunyan

  “And God said, Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3). This is the first thing with which God began the order of the creation; to wit, light, ‘Let there be light:’ From which many profitable notes may be gathered, as to the order of God in the salvation of the soul. As, . . . […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Preface-John Bunyan

  A PREFACE, OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK, WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF, AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM GOD HATH COUNTED HIM WORTHY TO BEGET TO FAITH, BY HIS MINISTRY IN THE WORD. Children, grace be with you, Amen. I being taken from you in presence, and so tied up, that […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Part 5-John Bunyan

  [A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR’S IMPRISONMENT] 318. Having made profession of the glorious gospel of Christ a long time, and preached the same about five years, I was apprehended at a meeting of good people in the country, among whom, had they let me alone, I should have preached that day, but they […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Part 4-John Bunyan

  [ENTERS INTO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AT BEDFORD, IN WHICH HE AFTERWARDS BECAME A MINISTERING ELDER.] 253. Now I shall go forward to give you a relation of other of the Lord’s dealings with me, of his dealings with me at sundry other seasons, and of the temptations I then did meet […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Part 3-John Bunyan

  [BUNYAN ATTENDS THE MINISTRY OF MR. GIFFORD, AND BECOMES INTENSELY EARNEST TO UNDERSTAND THE DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL.] 117. At this time, also, I sat under the ministry of holy Mr. Gifford, whose doctrine, by God’s grace, was much for my stability. 30 This man made it much his business to deliver the people […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Part 2-John Bunyan

  [HIS CONVERSION AND PAINFUL EXERCISES OF MIND, PREVIOUS TO HIS JOINING THE CHURCH AT BEDFORD.] 37. But upon a day, the good providence of God did cast me to Bedford, to work on my calling; and in one of the streets of that town, I came where there were three or four poor women […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Part 1-John Bunyan

  GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS; OR, A BRIEF RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF GOD IN CHRIST, TO HIS POOR SERVANT, JOHN BUNYAN. [BUNYAN’S ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF PREVIOUS TO HIS CONVERSION.] 1. In this my relation of the merciful working of God upon my soul, it will not be amiss, if, in […]

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners – Introduction-John Bunyan

  GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: A BRIEF AND FAITHFUL RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF GOD IN CHRIST TO HIS POOR SERVANT, JOHN BUNYAN; WHEREIN IS PARTICULARLY SHOWED THE MANNER OF HIS CONVERSION, HIS SIGHT AND TROUBLE FOR SIN, HIS DREADFUL TEMPTATIONS, ALSO HOW HE DESPAIRED OF GOD’S MERCY, AND HOW THE […]

Affliction with Patience-John Bunyan

  “Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip” (2 Sam. 22:37). I have often thought that the best Christians are found in the worst of times: and I have thought again, that one reason why we are no better, is because God purges us no more. I know […]

A CASE OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED

A CASE OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED; by John Bunyan  WHETHER, WHERE A CHURCH OF CHRIST IS SITUATE, IT IS THE DUTY OF THE WOMEN OF THAT CONGREGATION, ORDINARILY, AND BY APPOINTMENT, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR BRETHREN, AND SO TO ASSEMBLE TOGETHER, TO PERFORM SOME PARTS OF DIVINE WORSHIP, AS PRAYER, ETC., WITHOUT THEIR MEN? AND […]

A Few Considerations Of Encouragement

First Encouragement.] Consider, for I would fain have thee come in, sinner, that there is way made by Jesus Christ for them that are under the curse of God, to come to this comfortable and blessed state of Lazarus I was speaking of. See Ephesians 2.   [Second Encouragement.] Consider what pains Christ Jesus took […]