Edwards' Resolutions The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (1722-1723)
Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God's help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ's sake.
Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week.
1. Resolved, that I will d ...read
Edwards' "Personal Narrative" "Personal Narrative"
Jonathan Edwards' own account of his early years and testimony to his own saving faith in Christ.
I had a variety of concerns and exercises about my soul from my childhood; but had two more remarkable seasons of awakening, before I met with that change by which I was brought to those new dispositions, and that new se ...read
Few There Be That Find It Matthew 7:14
Few there be that find it.
Not dated. From Grosart's 'Unpublished Writings.' It will be observed from the facsimile that [this] Sketch of a Sermon is written on the leaf of a letter. Very many of Edwards's MSS. are thus written on all manner of kinds and scraps of paper.
Doc[trine.] 'Tis a hard thing to find the right ...read
God Glorified in Man's Dependence
I COR. 1:29, 30, 31
That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
THOSE Christians to whom the apostle directed this epistle, dwelt in a p ...read
God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals His Mercy and Love God Makes Men Sensible Of Their Misery Before He Reveals His Mercy And Love
Not dated. Three sermons.
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
Subject: That 'tis God's manner to make men sensible of their misery and unworthines ...read
God's Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men God's Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men
Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and
whom he will he hardeneth.
THE apostle, in the beginning of this chapter, expresses his great concern and sorrow of heart for the nation of the Jews, who were rejected of God. This leads him to observe the difference which God ma ...read
Hope And Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation And Repentance Hope And Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation And Repentance
Dated September, 1737
And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
In the context, the church o ...read
Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer
Will he always call upon God?
CONCERNING these words, I would observe,
1. Who it is that is here spoken of, viz. the hypocrite; as you may see, If you take the two preceding verses with the verse of the text. "For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God t ...read
Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever
Dated April, 1738.
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Subject: Jesus Christ is the same now that he ever has been and ever will be.
The exhortation which the apostle gives the Christian Hebrews in the verse preceding this is to remember and follow t ...read
Justification by Faith Alone Justification By Faith Alone
Dated November, 1734 - Prepared from 2 Sermons
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Subject: We are justified only by faith in Christ, and not by any manner of goodness of our own.
THE following things may be ...read
Man's Natural Blindness In Things Of Religion Dated February 1739/1740. Three sermons
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The Lord knoweth the t ...read
Many Mansions Many Mansions
Dated December 25, 1737. The Sabbath after the seating of the New Meeting House.
In My Father's house are many mansions.
IN these words may be observed two things,
1. The thing described, viz. Christ's Father's house. Christ spoke to his disciples in the foregoing chapter as one that was about to leave ...read
Men Naturally Are Godís Enemies Men Naturally Are God's Enemies
Dated August, 1736.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.
Subject: Natural men are God's enemies.
THE apostle, from the beginning of the epistle, to the beginning of this chapter, had insisted on the doctrine of justification by faith alone. ...read
Natural Men in a Dreadful Condition Natural Men In A Dreadful Condition
Dated February, 1753. Preached to the Stockbridge Indians
Acts 16:29, 30
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs what must I do to be saved?
WE have here and in the context and account of the conversion ...read
Pardon for the Greatest of Sinners
For thy name's sale, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.
IT is evident by some passages in this psalm, that when it was penned, it was a time of affliction and danger with David. This appears particularly by the 15th and following verses: "Mine eyes are ever towards the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net ...read
Praise, One Of The Chief Employments Of Heaven Praise, One Of The Chief Employments Of Heaven
THANKSGIVING SERMON, Nov. 7, 1734
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps.
We may observe in these words (1.) What it was that John heard, viz. the voice ...read
Pressing into the Kingdom of God
The law and the prophets were until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
In these words two things may be observed: First, Wherein the work and office of John the Baptist consisted, viz. in preaching the kingdom of God, to prepare the way for its introduction to succeed the law and t ...read
Ruthís Resolutions Ruth's Resolution
Dated April 1735
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
Subject: When those that we have formerly been conversant with, are turning to ...read
Safety, Fulness, and Sweet Refreshment, to be Found in Christ Safety, Fulness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ
And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
In these words we may observe,
1. The person who is here prophesied of and commended, viz. the Lord Jesus Chr ...read