Lesson Five—Hopeful / By-Path Meadow / Delectable Mountains

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Questions To Answer

1. According to Christian and Hopeful, why is it important to always “remember Lot’s wife?” (pp. 91-92)

2. Why did Christian and Hopeful become discourage when their way departed for a time from the River? (pp. 92-93)

3. What three things make By-Path Meadow attractive? (p. 93)

4. What danger lies in going through By-Path Meadow? (pp. 93-94)

5. Who owned By-Path Meadow? What did he do with Christian and Hopeful? (pp. 94-95)

6. The owner of Doubting Castle counseled Christian and Hopeful. What was his counsel and how did they respond? (pp. 95-96)

7. What two ways did Hopeful encourage Christian to not heed the counsel of the enemy and to have patience? (pp. 96-97)

8. How did Christian and Hopeful escape Doubting Castle? (p. 98)

9. What did Christian and Hopeful do to warn other pilgrims about By-Path Meadow? (p. 99)

10. Who owns Delectable Mountains? (p. 99)

11. Who did Christian and Hopeful meet at the mountains? (p. 99)

12. What four wonders were Christian and Hopeful shown at the Delectable Mountains? Explain each. (pp. 100-101)

13. After leaving Delectable Mountains, whom did Christian and Hopeful come upon? (p. 102)

14. Where did this man come from, and how had he entered the way? (p. 102)

15. Christian shared a story with Hopeful about a man called Little-Faith. What did this story illustrate?

16. How was Little-Faith different from Esau? (p. 106)

17. Why did the thieves, Faint-heart, Mistrust and Guilt, flee after they had robbed Little-Faith?

18. What are we to learn from the story of Little-Faith (pp. 108-109)

19. “Let us never desire to meet with an ______________, nor vaunt as if we could do _____________, when we hear of others that have been _____________, nor be tickled at the thoughts of our own ______________; for such commonly come by the worst when tried.” (p108)

20. How did Christian and Hopeful come to be snared by a net? (p. 109)

21. How were Christian and Hopeful freed from the net? (p. 110)

22. What did their rescuer remind them of, and how did he teach them the “good way?” (p. 110)

23. What was Atheist’s response when Christian and Hopeful told him they were going to Mt. Zion? (p. 111)

24. Who long had Atheist sought the city? (p. 111)

25. What does Christian identify as Atheist’s problem? (p. 112)

26. What had kept Hopeful from being saved? (p. 113)

27. List the things that the Spirit of God used to convict Hopeful of his sin. (p. 114)

28. What did Hopeful first try as a remedy for conviction of sin? (pp. 114-1115)

29. What two thoughts did Hopeful have that showed him the vanity of his first attempt to remedy his sin problem? (pp. 114-115)

30. After Hopeful became convinced that the Lord Jesus could justify him before God, what objection did he raise? (p. 116)

31. Summarize the effect Hopeful’s salvation had on his soul. (p. 118)

32. How did Ignorance respond to Christian’s question: “How stands it between God and your soul now?” (p. 119)

33. What had Ignorance chosen as his authority? (p. 119)

34. What standard did Christian identify as the sole determiner on whether our thoughts are good or not? (p. 120)