The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Time is a precious commodity that must be treasured.  Such is the argument in Jonathan Edward’s piece entitled, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. The subject of time was no stranger to Edwards.  He thought about the “improvement” of time often.  Even in his famous 70 resolutions, he addressed the matter of […]

Wrath Upon the Wicked To the Uttermost – Jonathan Edwards (1735)

The sermon is dated May, 1735.  Jonathan Edwards makes his way into the pulpit to read his manuscript – which was his consistent habit.  The full title of the sermon is When the Wicked Shall Have Filled Up the Measure of Their Sin, Wrath Will Come Upon Them to the Uttermost.  The text that theContinue reading “Wrath Upon the Wicked To the Uttermost – Jonathan Edwards (1735)”

The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)

Psalm 65:2 is Edwards text in the winter of 1735, January 8. O you who hears prayer, to you shall all flesh come. Doctrine – It is the character of the Most High, that he is a God who answers prayer. Four headings drive the sermon. 1. The Most High is a God that Hears Prayer ThoughContinue reading “The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)”

The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Time is a precious commodity that must be treasured.  Such is the argument in Jonathan Edward’s piece entitled, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. The subject of time was no stranger to Edwards.  He thought about the “improvement” of time often.  Even in his famous 70 resolutions, he addressed the matter of […]

WICKED MEN USEFUL IN THEIR DESTRUCTION ONLY (1744) – Jonathan Edwards

The sermon is dated, July 1744.  Jonathan Edwards is thirty-one years of age.  The title of the message is Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only.  The text is Ezekiel 15:2-4. Doctrine If men bring forth no fruit to God, they are wholly useless, unless in their destruction. Edwards seeks to prove his doctrine with fourContinue reading “WICKED MEN USEFUL IN THEIR DESTRUCTION ONLY (1744) – Jonathan Edwards”

THE NATURE AND END OF EXCOMMUNICATION – Jonathan Edwards

The Nature and End of Excommunication is a timely and practical sermon.  For many churches in our generation simply refuse to exercise church discipline on the unrepentant.  This act of passivity is not only cause for grave concern; it is a violation of Scripture. Edwards utilizes 1 Cor. 5:11 as his text: “But now I amContinue reading “THE NATURE AND END OF EXCOMMUNICATION – Jonathan Edwards”

UNBELIEVERS CONTEMN THE GLORY AND EXCELLENCY OF CHRIST

The 21st century ushered in a new emphasis that had an effect on ecclesiology and anthropology.  The so-called seeker-sensitive movement held that unregenerate people seek God.  However, the notion that unconverted people seek God is absent from the pages of Scripture.  Jonathan Edwards present the biblical case against such an idea in his sermon, Unbelievers Contemn the GloryContinue reading “UNBELIEVERS CONTEMN THE GLORY AND EXCELLENCY OF CHRIST”

GOD THE BEST PORTION OF THE CHRISTIAN – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition of The Institutes, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God.  The title of the sermon was God the Best Portion of the Christian.  Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25: Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.Continue reading “GOD THE BEST PORTION OF THE CHRISTIAN – Jonathan Edwards (1736)”

The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)

Psalm 65:2 is Edwards text in the winter of 1735, January 8. O you who hears prayer, to you shall all flesh come. Doctrine – It is the character of the Most High, that he is a God who answers prayer. Four headings drive the sermon. 1. The Most High is a God that Hears Prayer ThoughContinue reading “The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)”