Christian and Faithful encounter persecution in Vanity Fair.

After an uproar in the market, they are arrested and put on trial. Wicked men testify against them. Evil jurors hear their case. Martyrdom awaits.

Discussion Questions

1. What is the significance of the name “Vanity Fair”?

2. Bunyan details the history of this city and its marketplace. What’s the background?

3. Why were the Pilgrims not accepted and even offensive to the people?

4. List the names of those who brought charges or the jurors. Describe what they are like.

5. Some of the people are amazed at the Pilgrims’ conduct while on trial. What was remarkable to them and why?

6. What is the reason that one pilgrim is set free?

7. What are the main lessons from this chapter for you?

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

Chapter Nine: Apollyon and the Valleys – Part 1 / Part 2

Chapter Ten: The Two Pilgrims Meet

Chapter Eleven: Meeting Talkative

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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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