Christian encounters two major trials.

He battles with Apollyon, a wicked fiend who desires to destroy the pilgrim. The Valley of the Shadow of Death is his second trial as he walks a lonely and scary pathway.

Discussion Questions:

What lessons did you learn as Christian battled Apollyon?

Which passages of the Bible did you hear in the conversation?

What made the Valley of the Shadow of Death so difficult?

What are some of your favorite Bible verses for battling discouragement or fear?

Previous Videos:

Background of Pilgrim’s Progress

Chapter One: Pilgrim Begins His Journey

Chapter Two: The Swamp of Despondence

Chapter Three: Pilgrim and Legality

Chapter Four: The Gate and Goodwill

Chapter Five: Christian Meets Interpreter

Chapter Six: The Place of Deliverance

Chapter Seven: The Hill of Difficulty

Chapter Eight: Meeting the Family

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*Read with permission from the publisher. Order the book here.


Mark Vroegop is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis. He’s the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the ECPA 2020 Christian Book of the Year and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation.

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