The Native Language of the Law (Gurnall)

 Here are two sections of William Gurnall's discussion of "the gospel of peace" (Eph 6:15): The news which the gospel hath in its mouth to tell us poor sinners is good.  It speaks promises, and they are significations of some good intended by God for poor sinners.  The law, that brings ill news to town.… Continue reading The Native Language of the Law (Gurnall)

Justification by Grace Alone: Defense Against Satan’s Attacks (Gurnall)

 There are quite a few Bible truths and texts that help us when Satan comes to accuse and trouble us.  For example, we can think about the armor of God in Ephesians 6.  We could think about God's promise that he'll soon crush Satan under our feet (Rom. 16.20).  William Gurnall gave some helpful Christian… Continue reading Justification by Grace Alone: Defense Against Satan’s Attacks (Gurnall)

How We May Strengthen Our Hope

Christian hope is one of the greatest blessings because it increases our joy, assures us of our blessed future, gives us patience to bear burdens, and it helps us keep our eyes above, where Christ is.  But how can we strengthen our Christian hope?  William Gurnall gave six directions for strengthening hope.  I'll summarize them… Continue reading How We May Strengthen Our Hope

Why Does God Make Us Wait?

Quite often waiting is very difficult.  In our instant culture, most of the time we don't even like waiting one week for a package to come in the mail; we get impatient if our internet is a tiny bit slower than usual or if our data connection isn't lightning fast.  Waiting can be frustrating! When… Continue reading Why Does God Make Us Wait?

Regeneration, Christian Graces, and Assurance of Salvation (Gurnall)

When God sovereignly regenerates a sinner, that person is renewed, reborn, made new.  "...If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come" (2 Cor. 5:17 NASB; c.f. Gal. 6:15).  The person then walks in the newness of life (Rom. 6:4).  This doesn't mean a… Continue reading Regeneration, Christian Graces, and Assurance of Salvation (Gurnall)