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A Divine and Supernatural Light

A Divine And Supernatural Light IMMEDIATELY IMPARTED TO THE SOUL, BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, SHOWN TO BE BOTH A SCRIPTURAL AND RATIONAL DOCTRINE Preached in Northampton, and published at the desire of the hearers, in the year 1734. Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Sim... Read More

A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God

A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God is Jonathan Edwards' own account of the mighty way in which God moved among the people of Northampton, Massachusetts and other nearby communities in the early stages of what has become known as The Great Awakening. There is much to be learned from E... Read More

A Farewell Sermon

A FAREWELL SERMON Preached at the First Church in Northampton, MA after being voted out as the Pastor July 1, 1750. 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. Subject: Ministers and people that are u... Read More

An Account of the Revival of Religion in Northampton in 1740 - 1742

An Account of the Revival of Religion in Northampton in 1740 - 1742 As Communicated in a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Prince of Boston, MA Evidently intended for publication, this letter was entitled "The State of Religion at Northampton in the County of Hampshire, About 100 Miles Westward of Boston". ... Read More

An Unpublished Essay on the Trinity

IT IS COMMON when speaking of the Divine happiness to say that God is infinitely happy in the enjoyment of Himself, in perfectly beholding and infinitely loving, and rejoicing in, His own essence and perfection, and accordingly it must be supposed that God perpetually and eternally has a most perfec... Read More

Christ Exalted

Christ Exalted Or JESUS CHRIST GLORIOUSLY EXALTED ABOVE ALL EVIL IN THE WORK OF REDEMPTION Dated August 1738. Lecture. 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. Subject: Our Lord Jesus Christ in the work ... Read More

Christ the Example of Ministers

Christ The Example Of Minsters Preached at Portsmouth, at the ordination of the Rev. Mr. Job Strong, June 28, 1749. 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 se... Read More

Christian Cautions (Or the necessity of self-examination)

Christian Cautions Or THE NECESSITY OF SELF-EXAMINATION 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.. Dated September 1733. This Tract contains the substance of four posthumous disco... Read More

Christian Charity (Or the duty of charity to the poor, explained and enforced)

Christian Charity Or THE DUTY OF CHARITY TO THE POOR, EXPLAINED AND ENFORCED Dated January 1732/3. Deuteronomy 15:7-11 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... Read More

Christian Knowledge

Christian Knowledge Or THE IMPORTANCE AND ADVANTAGE OF A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF DIVINE TRUTH Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of stro... Read More

Christians A Chosen Generation, A Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation, A Peculiar People

Christians A Chosen Generation, A Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation, A Peculiar People 5 Sermons 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.... Read More

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. OUR Lord Jesus Christ, in his original nature, was infinitely above all suffering, for he was "God over all, blessed for evermore;" but, when he became man, he wa... Read More

Diary - After Receiving Masters Degree - 1723

AFTER RECEIVING MASTER’S DEGREE AT YALE Thursday forenoon, Oct. 4, 1723. Have this day fixed and established it, that Christ Jesus has promised me faithfully, that, if I will do what is my duty, and according to the best of my prudence in the matter, that my condition in this world shall be better f... Read More

Diary - Back at Home - 1723

BACK IN EAST WINDSOR WITH TRAVELS TO NORWICH AND BOSTON Wednesday forenoon, May 1. Last night I came home, after my melancholy parting from New York. I have always, in every different state of life I have hitherto been in, thought that the troubles and difficulties of that state were greater than th... Read More

Diary - Dwight's Preface - 1829

PREFACE TO JONATHAN EDWARDS DIARY By Sereno Dwight, 1829 HIS DIARY The diary of Mr. Edwards begins Dec. 18, 1722, when he was nineteen years of age. As far as to Jan. 15th, at night, it is written on two detached slips of paper; and the remainder in a book. [He mentions, Jan. 14th, his making the bo... Read More

Diary - First Pastorate 1722

AT NEW YORK PASTORATE Dec. 18. This day made the 35th Resolution. The reason why I, in the least, question my interest in God’s love and favor, is, — 1. Because I cannot speak so fully to my experience of that preparatory work, of which divines speak: — 2. I do not remember that I experienced regene... Read More

Diary - Northampton Pastorate - 1726

AT NORTHAMPTON PASTORATE Sept. 26, 1726. ’Tis just about three years, that I have been for the most part in a low, sunk estate and condition, miserably senseless to what I used to be about spiritual things. ’Twas three years ago, the week before commencement; just about the same time this year, I be... Read More

Diary - Tutor at Yale - 1724

TUTOR AT YALE COLLEGE Saturday night, June 6. This week has been a very remarkable week with me, with respect to despondencies, fears, perplexities, multitudes of cares, and distraction of mind: it being the week I came hither to New Haven, in order to entrance upon the office of Tutor of the Colleg... Read More

Directions For Judging of Person' Experiences

"See to it That the operation be such upon the will or heart, not on the Imagination, nor on the speculative understanding or motions of the mind, though they draw great affections after 'em as the consequence. That the trouble of mind be reasonable, that the mind be troubled about those things that... Read More

Dishonesty (or the sin of theft and of injustice)

Dishonesty Or THE SIN OF THEFT AND OF INJUSTICE Dated July, 1740. Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Subject: An unjust usurping of our neighbor’s property without his consent is forbidden by the eighth commandment. This is one of the ten commandments which constitute a summary of man’s duty, as rev... Read More

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