Little Pilgrim's Progress Guide for Children: Meet the Good Guys

Little Pilgrim's Progress Guide for Children: Meet the Good Guys - Father Abraham

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Little Pilgrim's Big Journey is written for children ages 2 -12.

Based on John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, an incredible story that has moved the hearts of countless generations of Christians journeying to heaven as pilgrims in this fallen world.

Little Pilgrim's Big Journey: Pilgrim's Progress for Kids is available in a boxed set. The set comes in two parts. Part One follows a little boy named Christian who becomes aware of his burden (sin) and flees the city of destruction. We accompany Christian as he enters the narrow gate to start his journey to the Celestial City (heaven).

Part Two of the boxed set is a story about the siblings Christian left behind in the City of Destruction. The story starts with Christiana, Eli, and Jude dealing with the aftermath of Christian's departure. This book is written from the perspective of Christiana and will be an excellent resource for parents with little girls.

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Little Pilgrims Progress Big Journey: Pilgrim’s Progress for Kids: Part 1 & 2 Boxed Set
Follow Christian on his unforgettable journey and help equip your kids to lead a life of faith as they follow the King’s path to the Celestial City. Made with an heirloom quality cloth hardcover with gold foil print, this is a book meant to last for generations. With 224 pages of captivating illus…

Little Pilgrim's Progress For Kids Modern Guide

  1. Learn about the Good Places
  2. Meet the Good Guys
  3. Meet 15 Worldly People
  4. Learn About the Bad Places
  5. Meet the Bad Guys
  6. Christian's Armor of God Explained

Modern Guide of the 'Good Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress

Modern Guide to the 'Good Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress - Father Abraham

The King

The King is the Lord.

Important: God is light. God will be with you wherever you go. God is our refuge. God is immortal. God is the creator of all. God never changes. God is everlasting. God is perfect. He is a just God. He is a jealous God. He is a merciful God. God is Judge. God is gracious and full of compassion. God is righteous. But the best part is that God sent his son Jesus down to Earth to die for our sins on the cross. The love God has for us is amazing.

Talk about this verse:

  • “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

Evangelist

Evangelist represents the gospel from the Bible.

Important: You must faithfully read your Bible every day. The more you know about the Bible, the better you’ll see the difference between truth and lies in this life. This ability is important because men lie, and the devil is the father of lies. So you must be thoughtful and careful and watch out for the enemy.

Talk about this verse:

  • For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

Interpreter

Interpreter represents parents, preachers, and Sunday school teachers.

Important: God has instructed parents to teach their children in the ways of the Lord, which is the most important job parents have. That's why we spend time discussing Christian's journey and learning about what the Lord wants from us.

Talk about these verses:

  • Train up a child in the way he should go,
    Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Faithful

Faithful is a fellow pilgrim who is on the same journey as Christian.

Important: Faithful uses the Bible to defend himself from Lord Hate-Good. You need to read the Bible and understand God's word. Everything in the Bible is perfect and from God, and you can use the Bible to discern truth from lies. All will be well if you trust and hope in God.

Talk about this verse:

  • All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16)

Good-Will

Good-Will most likely represents the compassion and favor God has for His people who are still living with their sins.

Important: The Lord is compassionate and wants you to obey Him and turn from sin. You must obey Him. However, He has compassion for all poor sinners while we’re living a life that doesn’t glorify Him. Therefore, you need to be compassionate toward people around you. None of us are better than the unbelievers; we need to pray that they will repent of their sins.

Talk about these verses:

  • Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’ (Ezekiel 33:11)
  • “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14)
Modern Guide to the 'Good Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress - Father Abraham

Charity

Charity represents compassion and love for others.

How can you be charitable? You must live the gospel every day. You must show love to those around you and be quick to forgive and move on. Do you know why this quality is important? Because if you tell unbelievers you’re a Christian but don’t practice what the Lord has commanded us to do, you aren’t glorifying God. Instead, you’re being a hypocrite. Other people will think you don’t mean what you say, and they won't even want to talk about the good news that Jesus has died for their sins.

Talk about these verses:

  • And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; (1 Corinthians 13:4)
  • does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; (1 Corinthians 13:5)
  • does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; (1 Corinthians 13:6)
  • bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7)

Help

Help most likely represents the Holy Spirit (although he could also be a pastor).

Important: Christian gets stuck in the bog of despond. Despondency is another word for being sad, unhappy, without joy, and hopeless. These feelings can surface when we realize how bad our sins are and that nothing in this world can fix that (except, of course, the cross). Sometimes, you may feel so ashamed about how guilty you are that you forget to focus on the promise of salvation. Remember the armor of God? Christian wears the Helmet of Salvation. Salvation is assured and can never be taken from you.

Talk about these verses:

  • “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. (John 15:26)
  • In Christ, all God's promises are true and Amen (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Discretion

Discretion represents a fellow Christian who is good at taking time to understand other people and situations.

How can you make wise decisions? Discretion means to be prudent and careful. You don't want to be hasty in making a decision; you should take the time to think things through first. For example, maybe somebody wants to be your friend, but you don’t know much about them. So, you should ask many questions to get to know them and carefully weigh all the facts before deciding if they should be your friend. Having discretion will help you avoid a lot of possible pain in this life.

Talk about these verses:

  • Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you (Proverbs 2:11)
  • That you may preserve discretion, And your lips may keep knowledge. (Proverbs 5:2)

Hopeful

Hope is like a great friend who is always ready to encourage you and tells you they hope for the best. Amazing, right?

Who should you hope in? If you believe you can rely on yourself, then you won't have a good time as a believer. You must put all your hope in God because this world won't last, and nobody is like God. If you put your trust and hope in God, He will sustain you and strengthen your faith. Also, when you put your hope in God, it will keep you going when you have bad days or things get tough.

Talk about these verses:

  • This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil (Hebrews 6:19)
  • Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:24)
  • Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Patience

Patience is the type of Christian who is good at being calm and who can stay focused on the Celestial City (Heaven) even when things get tricky from time to time.

How can you be more patient? Sometimes when life gets hard, it's easy to become discouraged and start wanting things to go your way. But when you’re patient, you know that some days can be challenging. The Lord will give you strength and encourage you to be patient when that happens. Sometimes, when your faith grows small, you need to remind yourself to be more patient and rely on God instead of yourself.

Talk about these verses:

  • But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:4)
  • strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy (Colossians 1:11)
  • He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly. (Proverbs 14:29)
Modern Guide to the 'Good Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress - Father Abraham

Piety

Piety represents a fellow Christian who prays often, reads the Bible, asks God for guidance, and wants to live a Godly life.

How can you be pious? The Lord wants you to obey Him, which means living a Godly life. When you exercise self-control and live by faith, you don't give in to worldly things that people think are fun. You need to be faithful to the Lord in your actions and deeds. You need to be ready to sacrifice and endure hardship if necessary.

Talk about these verses:

  • for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:2)
  • teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, (Titus 2:12)
  • And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, (Colossians 3:23)

Prudence

Prudence represents a fellow Christian who is cautious, plans, and seeks advice from other believers.

How can you be prudent? Instead of making quick decisions, you can take your time to think about them. You should also not believe what someone else says without first confirming that it’s true. When you’re prudent, you ask other believers (like your parents) for advice when you plan to do something important.

Talk about these verses:

  • The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps. (Proverbs 14:15)
  • Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. (Proverbs 15:22)
  • The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning. (Proverbs 16:21)

Summary

Parents, I hope you found this modern guide on the 'Good Guys' in Little Pilgrim's Progress helpful in preparing your kids for their journey as little Christians.

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