I have been enjoying Jonathan Edwards’, Charity and Its Fruits, in preparation for a study series I will be teaching, entitled, “Living the Ultimate: Studies in 1 Corinthians 13.” Charity is Edwards’ series of sermons on 1 Corinthians 13, including the very famous sermon, “Heaven, A World of Love.

Kyle Strobel recently published an edited version of Charity that is even more enjoyable (and more complete) than the popular version edited by “T. E.” You can read Justin Taylor’s interview with Strobel on the book here. A pdf of the introduction – well worth the read – is available here.

Here is the schedule for, “Living the Ultimate,” as taught on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 PM, at New Canaan Baptist Church, Washington, DC:

August 29

Why Live for the Ultimate Rather than Anything Else

Mt. 22:34-40; Jn. 13:34-35; 1 Cor. 13:1-13

September 5

A Picture of the Ultimate

1 Cor. 13:1-13

September 12

Be the Ultimate or an Annoyance

1 Cor. 13:1

September 19           

Have the Ultimate or Insignificance

1 Cor. 13:2

September 26           

Do the Ultimate or It’s Worthless

1 Cor. 13:3

October 3      

A Compassionate Ultimatum

1 Cor. 13:4

October 17    

Getting Rid of an Ultimate Problem: Your Selfishness

1 Cor. 13:4-5

November 14

The Ultimate Attitude Adjuster

1 Cor. 13:5

November 28

The Ultimate Joy

1 Cor. 13:6

December 5  

You Will Not Get the Ultimate by Quitting

1 Cor. 13:7

January 9

Ultimately it is about Meeting Him

1 Cor. 13:8-12

January 16

Keeping the Ultimate Ultimate

1 Cor. 13:13

A pdf version of the outline notes for this Wednesday’s study is available here.

For extra, see Kevin DeYoung’s comments on Edwards, “Heaven, A World of Love.” Also, a bound version of “Heaven, A World of Love,” is available in the Puritan Paperback Series (Amazon, WTS).