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John Bunyan (1628 - 1688)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker John Bunyan in text and pdf format. Was the most famous of the Puritan writers and preachers. He was born at Harrowden (1 mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He is most well-known for his book “The Pilgrim's Progress”, one of the most printed books in history, which he composed while in prison for the crime of preaching the Gospel without a license.
John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress in two parts, of which the first appeared at London in 1678,which he had begun during his imprisonment in 1676. The second part appeared in 1684. The earliest edition in which the two parts were combined in one volume came out in 1728. A third part falsely attributed to Bunyan appeared in 1693. The Pilgrim's Progressis the most successful allegory ever written, and like the Bible has been extensively translated into other languages.
A Case of Conscience Resolved
A CASE OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED;
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 ... read more
A Few Sighs from Hell
A Few Sighs from Hell;
The Groans of a Damned Soul.
here was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, which was laid at his gat ... read more
Affliction with Patience
"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 ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Introduction
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 TEM ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 1
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 upo ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 2
[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 t ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 3
[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 Th ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 4
[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, ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Part 5
[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 alo ... read more
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - Preface
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 i ... read more
"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 ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF AFFLICTION
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 tho ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF DEATH AND JUDGMENT.
As the devil labours by all means to keep out other things that are good, so to keep out of the heart as much as in him lies, the thoughts of passing from this life into another world; for he knows if he can but keep them from the serious thoughts of deat ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF PRAYER.
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 busines ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF REPENTANCE AND COMING TO CHRIST
The end of affliction is the discovery of sin, and of that to bring us to a Saviour. Let us therefore. with the prodigal, return unto him, and we shall find ease and rest.
A repenting penitent, though formerly as bad as the worst of men, may, by grac ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF SUFFERING.
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 t ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE JOYS OF HEAVEN.
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.
... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE LORD'S DAY, SERMONS, AND WEEK DAYS.
Have a special care to sanctify the Lord's day; for as thou keepest it, so it will be with thee all the week long.
Make the Lord s day the market for thy soul; let the whole day be spent in prayer, repetitions, or meditations; lay aside the affairs o ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE LOVE OF THE WORLD.
Nothing more hinders a soul from coming to Christ, than a vain love of the world; and until a soul is freed from it, it can never have a true love for God.
What are the honours and riches of this world, when compared to the glories of a crown of life ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - OF THE TORMENTS OF HELL.
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 d ... read more
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings - Sin
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 objec ... read more
"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 mos ... read more
"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 th ... read more
The Conversion of 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 eminen ... read more
The New Birth
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 pow ... read more
"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 v ... read more
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 th ... read more
What Do We Ask?
"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 ... read more