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”

The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel – Jonathan Edwards

In this masterful sermon, Jonathan Edwards sets forth what sets apart a minister of the gospel. He establishes his doctrine at the beginning of the sermon: ‘Tis the excellency of a minister of the gospel to be both a burning and a shining light. Six propositions guide the doctrinal assertion: I would show that Christ’sContinue reading “The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel – Jonathan Edwards”

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd

COMMENDING JONATHAN EDWARDS I will never forget a very special evening with a small group of Christ-followers at the McLean home.  My good friend, Don suggested that we read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards in one sitting – on our knees.  And so a group of middle-aged adults gathered in Don’sContinue reading “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God – Brian Zahnd”

Heaven is a World of Love – Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, Heaven is a World of Love (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2020), 118 pp. “Happy, thrice happy those who shall thus be found faithful to the end and then shall be welcomed to the joy of their Lord! There they shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, norContinue reading “Heaven is a World of Love – 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”

The Eternity of Hell Torments – Jonathan Edwards (1739)

The doctrine of hell is under attack.  The opposition to eternal punishment is more diverse than one might expect as unbelieving philosophers and some pastors in the emergent church seek to extinguish this doctrine once and for all. In the 18th century, people opposed hell as well.  Yet it was taught with more faithfulness andContinue reading “The Eternity of Hell Torments – Jonathan Edwards (1739)”

The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel – Jonathan Edwards

In this masterful sermon, Jonathan Edwards sets forth what sets apart a minister of the gospel. He establishes his doctrine at the beginning of the sermon: ‘Tis the excellency of a minister of the gospel to be both a burning and a shining light. Six propositions guide the doctrinal assertion: I would show that Christ’sContinue reading “The True Excellency of a Minister of the Gospel – Jonathan Edwards”

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 CHRISTIAN PILGRIM – Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards reminds readers that there are on a journey towards heaven. The title of the message is The Christian Pilgrim. Section 1 – A Pilgrimage to Heaven “We ought above all things to desire a heavenly happiness; to be with God; and dwell with Jesus Christ,” argues the Puritan divine. This is a journey toContinue reading “THE CHRISTIAN PILGRIM – Jonathan Edwards”

True Grace, Distinguished From the Experience of Devils – Jonathan Edwards (1752)

On September 28, 1752, Jonathan Edwards was invited to preach a sermon before the Presbyterian Synod of New York.  His son-in-law, Aaron Burr (who had recently married his daughter Esther) was the president of the College of New Jersey and undoubtedly had an influence in the invitation that Edwards received. James 2:19 is the textContinue reading “True Grace, Distinguished From the Experience of Devils – Jonathan Edwards (1752)”