Brown, John (of Wamphray)
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. —John 17:24
Robert Traill’s treatment of Christ’s intercessory prayer for His people is a masterpiece of Puritan experiential doctrine. Mining the depths of John 17:24, Traill discovers the comforts of the doctrine of election, the blessing of our hope of heaven, and the believer’s delight in the glory of Christ—all founded on the immovable love of the Father for His Son. Traill’s exposition is full of practical application, careful to address both believers and unbelievers alike.
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Robert Traill (1642–1716) was a Scottish Covenanter who later served congregations in England alongside his Puritan colleagues.
“Robert Traill’s sermons on John 17:24 are vintage Puritan. They are theologically rich, yet accessible and filled with practical wisdom. They should be read thoughtfully, prayerfully, and expectantly by anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ’s priestly intercession and glory and what that means for the believer. They are especially suitable for those suffering through various trials. Indeed, Traill has a way of redirecting our thoughts from our earthly sorrows to Christ in heaven, where all our hopes are found. I highly and unreservedly recommend it.” — Randall J. Pederson, managing editor, Westminster Theological Journal, and coauthor of Meet the Puritans