Heaven is better

Jonathan Edwards, in “The Christian Pilgrim” (Works, vol. 2): God is the highest good of the reasonable creature; and the enjoyment of him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.—To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, […]

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Theology deals for your Kindle

Several excellent theological resources are available for a short time for your Kindle — many of them published by Crossway.  Consider these examples: A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards ed. by John Piper & Justin Taylor ($1.99) Jonathan Edwards and Justification ed. by Josh Moody ($3.99) God’s Grand Design […]

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Grab bag

Some helpful articles I’ve recently read: Some Thanksgiving leftovers: Mark Talbot explains why even suffering is something for which we can praise God. Jerry Bridges reminds us that, “Paul said we’re to come to God “with thanksgiving.” We should thank Him for His past faithfulness in delivering us from troubles. We should thank Him for […]

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3 lessons from Brainerd’s death

From Jesse Johnson: David Brainerd died 265 years ago. Yesterday [Tuesday] was the anniversary of his home going. Brainerd’s life ended when he was only 29 years old. He was not exactly famous when he died; he was expelled from Yale for declaring that an empty chair had more evidence of grace than the seminary […]

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Be heavenly minded

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21; NASB). Jonathan Edwards was a man who longed for heaven.  In one sermon he said, “Labor to obtain such a disposition that you may choose heaven for your inheritance and home, and may earnestly long for it and be willing to […]

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He hears our prayers

In reading through the Psalms on Sunday mornings, certain themes recur.  One of those is the frequency with which the psalmists pray and the regular reminders of the truth that God hears (and responds to) our prayers. Consider these recent examples: “Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You […]

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Living Ready for Heaven

Though he is best-known for a sermon about hell, I have often said that some of my favorite writings from Jonathan Edwards are about heaven.  Here is an example: We ought not to rest in the world and its enjoyments, but should desire heaven. We should “seek first the kingdom of God.” 236 We ought […]

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I need Scripture

It is the work of the Spirit of God to use the Word of God to change the fleshly man into the man of God.  I need Scripture for the transformation of my heart. So says Jonathan Edwards: Saturday, May 23. How it comes about I know not, but I have remarked it hitherto, that […]

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Inexpensive audio books

Christian Audio has a number of books on sale for $0.98 through the end of the month.  Several of the books are pamphlets (including ones by John Piper and John MacArthur).  Additionally, the full length book All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon and a collection of the best sermons of Jonathan Edwards are available. Go […]

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Four truths about trials

As to my own circumstances, I still meet with trouble and expect no other as long as I live in this world. [Jonathan Edwards] Things haven’t changed much since the time of Edwards.  In fact, it has always been that way, and as long as we live in an unredeemed state, it always will be […]

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