Christian’s burden is gone, but his journey is filled with new challenges.

As he approaches the Hill of Difficulty, Christian makes a decision he’ll come to regret. It isn’t long until he meets Mistrust and Fearful who are running the opposite direction with a dire warning.

Discussion Questions:

Why do you think Bunyan adds the Hill of Difficulty so quickly after Christian’s burden is removed?

What are the names of the men who are running from the mountain?

Why do you think Bunyan chose those names, and how do you relate to the feelings associated with their names?

Why did Christian lament his time of rest on the mountain?

How is the comfort of the Document similar to the Bible?

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

Videos are posted at least once a week – usually by Friday afternoon. Subscribe at the bottom of the home page.

*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.

Share This