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Sermons

Jonathan Edwards

One will be hard pressed, outside of the Reformers and Puritans, to find sermons as insightful and biblically compelling as Edward’s sermons. He is, no doubt, the greatest preacher that God ever produced in America. More will be added and updated as can be finished.

Disciplinary Sermons

The Vain Self Flatteries of the Sinner - Psalm 36:2, “For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.”

The End of the Wicked Contemplated by the Righteous
- Revelation 18:20, “Rejoice over her thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.”

The Portion of the Wicked
– Romans 2:8, 9, “But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.”

When the Wicked Shall Have Filled Up the Measure of Their Sin, Wrath Will Come Upon Them to the Uttermost
- 1 Thess. 2:16, “To fill up their sins always; for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.”

Wicked Men Inconsistent With Themselves
– Matthew 11:16-19, “But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented…”

The Eternity of Hells Torments
– Matthew 25:46, “These shall go away into everlasting punishment.”

Sinners in Zion Tenderly Warned
– Isaiah 33:14, “The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

The Future Punishment of the Wicked Unavoidable and Intolerable
– Ezekiel 22:14, “Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord save spoken it, and will do it.”

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
- Deuteronomy 32:35, “Their foot shall slide in due time.”

Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only
– Ezekiel 15:2-4, “Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree? Or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; The fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burnt: Is it meet for any work?”

Sinners Delay Concerns the Soul
- Acts 24:25, “And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”

Natural Men in a Dreadful Condition
- 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?”

Doctrinal Sermons

Christians A Chosen Generation, A Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation, A Peculiar People
– 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

Few There Be That Find It
- Matthew 7:14, “Few there be that find it.”

God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals His Mercy and Love
– Hosea 5:15, “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.”

God’s Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men
– Romans 9:18, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.”

Pardon for the Greatest of Sinners
– Psalm 25:11, “For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.”

The Warnings of Scripture Are in the Best Manner Adapted to the Awakening and Conversion Of Sinners
- Luke 16:31, “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

The Final Judgment
– Acts 17:31, “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained.”

The Perpetuity And Change Of The Sabbath
- 1 Corinthians 16:1, 2, “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” 2 Sermons

God Glorified in Man’s Dependence
– 1 Corinthians 1:29-31, “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.”

The Wisdom of God, Displayed in the Way of Salvation
– Ephesians 3:10, “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places, might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” 6 Sermons

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Five Discourses Concerning the Soul’s Eternal Salvation

Justification by Faith Alone
– Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

Pressing into the Kingdom of God
- Luke 26:16, “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.”

Ruth’s Resolutions
- Ruth 1:16, “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.”

The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners
– Romans 3:19, “…That every mouth may be stopped.”

The Excellency of Jesus Christ
- Revelation 5:5-6, “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain.”

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The Folly Of Looking Back In Fleeing Out Of Sodom
– Luke 17:32, “Remember Lot’s wife.”

The Sole Consideration, That God is God, Sufficient to Still All Objections to His Sovereignty
- Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

Unbelievers Contemn The Glory And Excellency Of Christ
- Acts 4:11, “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders.”

Men Naturally Are God’s Enemies
– Romans 5:10, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.”

Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday, Today, And Forever
– Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

Christ Exalted
- 1 Corinthians 15:25, 26, “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death.”

The Character Of Paul An Example To Christians
– Philippians 3:17, “Brethren, be followers of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.” 4 Sermons

Man’s Natural Blindness In Things Of Religion
- Psalm 94:8-11, “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 thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” 3 Sermons

Christ’s Agony
– Luke 22:44, “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

Wicked Men of the Past are Still in Hell
– 1 Peter 3:19, 20, “By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison, etc…”

The Scripture Is The Word Of God
– 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”

Occasional Sermons

A Divine and Supernatural Light
– Matthew 16:17, “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”

The Most High a Prayer Hearing God
- Psalm 65:2, “O thou that hearest prayer.”

Many Mansions -
John 14:2, “In My Father’s house are many mansions.”

The Nature and End of Excommunication
– 1 Corinthians 5:11, “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat.”

The Sorrows of the Bereaved Spread Before Jesus
– Matthew 14:12, “And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.”

The True Excellency Of A Gospel Minister
- John 5:35, “He was a burning and a shining light.”

The Church’s Marriage To Her Sons, And To Her God
- Isaiah 62:4, 5, “Thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”

True Saints, When Absent From the Body, Are Present With the Lord
- 2 Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

God’s Awful Judgment In The Breaking And Withering Of The Strong Rods of a Community
- Ezekiel 19:12, “Her strong rods were broken and withered.”

Christ the Example of Ministers
– John 13:15, 16, “For I have given you an example, that he should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord, neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.”

True Grace Distinguished From the Experience of Devils
- James 2:19, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou dost well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

A Farewell Sermon
- 2 Corinthians 1:14, “As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

Pastoral Sermons

Christian Knowledge
– Hebrews 5:12, “For when the time you ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which is the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”

Procrastination
- Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

A Warning To Professors
- Ezekiel 23:37, 38, 39, “That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery… “

Christian Charity
- Deuteronomy 15:7-11, “If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart…”

The Christian Pilgrim
– Hebrews 11:13, 14, “And confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country.”

Christian Cautions
- Psalms 139:23, 24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting…”

Praise, One Of The Chief Employments Of Heaven
- Revelation 14:2, “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…”

The Preciousness Of Time And The Importance Of Redeeming It
– Ephesians 5:16, “Redeeming the time…”

The Unreasonableness Of Indetermination In Religion
- 1 Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

God The Best Portion Of The Christian
– Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.”

Hope And Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation And Repentance
- Hosea 2:15, “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.”

Temptation and Deliverance
– Genesis 39:12, “And he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.”

The Portion of the Righteous
- Romans 2:10, “But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good.”

Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer
– Job 37:10, “Will he always call upon God?”

Dishonesty
– Exodus 20:15, “Thou shalt not steal.”

The Manner in Which the Salvation of the Soul is to be Sought
- Genesis 6:22, “Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.”

Peace With God
– Romans 5:1, “… we have peace with God.”

The Peace Which Christ Gives His True Followers
- John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”

Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment, to be Found in Christ
- Isaiah 32:2, “And a man shall be 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.”

The Pure In Heart Blessed
- Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Charity and Its Fruits

1. All True Grace in the Heart Summed up in Charity, or Love


2. Charity or Love, More Excellent Than Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit


3. All That Can be Done or Suffered in Vain Without Charity, or Love


4. Charity Meek in Bearing Evil and Injuries


5. Charity Cheerful and Free in Doing Good


6. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of an Envious Spirit


7. The Spirit of Charity an Humble Spirit


8. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit


9. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of an Angry or Wrathful Spirit


10. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Censorious Spirit


11. All True Grace in the Heart Tends to Holy Practice in the Life


12. Charity Willing to Undergo All Sufferings for Christ


13. All the Christian Graces Connected and Mutually Dependent


14. Charity, or True Grace, Not to be Overthrown by Opposition


15. The Holy Spirit Forever to be Communicated to the Saints, in Charity, or Love


16. Heaven, A World of Love