“How often has God loved his haters? How often has he loved his mortal enemies with an everlasting love? There is such love and such grace in the heart of God [that] if you understood the length and breadth and height and depth of it, you would never be discouraged.” – Jonathan Edwards
Text: 1 John 4:16
Read: October 22, 2017
Location: Immanuel Nashville
Jonathan Edwards is considered by many to be the greatest theologian in American history. He was a pastor in Northampton, Massachusetts, in the 18th century in the midst of the First Great Awakening.
Dane Ortlund is executive vice president for Bible publishing at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Edwards on the Christian Life.
The text of this sermon is found in The Glory and Honor of God: Volume 2 of the Previously Unpublished Sermons of Jonathan Edwards (ed. Michael McMullen; B&H, 2004), 338-41.
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