Tasting Heaven in the Backyard

Our 20 month-old Titus, a brute of a boy, was churning his chunky legs up the grassy hill with a determined, yet jovial look on his face. He was on mission to find a Black and Decker toy drill. He is a boy’s boy. Tools, balls, trucks, tractors, dirt, collisions. He was in heaven. We…

Heaven, a World of Love

Jonathan Edwards is often referred to as one of the greatest minds America has ever produced. He was a theologian and philosopher, yes. But most of all, he was pastor. His writing and and speaking and ministry did not happen in a classroom or an ivory tower. His sermons prove this. He is most famous for his…

God Doesn’t Need Your Praise

Jonathan Edwards reminds us of this in his sermon on Zechariah 4:9. Here he speaks of God’s matchless grace after Adam’s sin and how God is, in himself, sufficient and complete without our praise (emphasis added): Now who but God of boundless grace, would not have been provoked, after this, to leave [Adam] as he…

Monday Miscellanies: Sovereignty of God

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 414. Sovereignty of God. Affliction of the Godly. ‘Tis part of God’s sovereignty, that he may if he pleases bring afflictions upon an innocent creature if he compensates it with equal good; for affliction with equal good to balance it is just equivalent to an indifference. And if God…

Monday Miscellanies: Happiness in Heaven

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 95. Happiness in Heaven When the body enjoys the perfections of health and strength, the motion of the animal spirits are not only brisk and free, but also harmonious; there is a regular proportion in the motion from all parts of the body, that begets delight in the soul…

What is Justification?

Series Index What is Justification? What Does Justification Do? (Part 1) What Does Justification Do? (Part 2) Jesus Became Sin For Us Christ’s Imputed Righteousness Justification by Grace Justification by Faith Does James Contradict Paul? Part 1 in an 8 part series. View series intro and index. During the Reformation, Martin Luther and others recaptured…