Lastly, Paul will show that keeping in step with the Spirit is not self-‐focused . As J.I. Packer notes, “To be right with God the judge is a great. J. I. Packer’s Keep in Step with the Spirit focuses on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Now in its second edition, this book is not merely a theological. In this new edition of his classic Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer seeks to help Christians reaffirm the biblical call to holiness and the Spirit’s role in.

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For not only is this, as we saw, a key theme in Scripture, it speaks to an obvious and universal human need. The author pulls in scripture after scripture to illuminate not his own points, but rather the doctrines of scripture.

He also gave me some food for thought on the whole charismatic movement stuff. Feb 27, Andrew Strenn rated it really liked it.

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He recognizes his own bias. If done right, you don’t actually see the sources of the light but only the shone bu The best single treatise on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Packer explains Scripture beautifully and clearly. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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A necessary tonic for the rampant Keswick quietism that rules the day in evangelicalism. Jan 23, Scott Hubbard rated kedp really liked it Shelves: It is thoroughly biblical in approach.


Holiness is in essence obeying God, living to God and for God, imitating God, keeping his law, taking his side against sin, doing righteousness, performing good works, following Christ’s teaching and example, worshiping God in the Spirit, loving and serving God and men out of reverence for Christ. The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ.

Packer’s insistence on centering all thoughts concerning the Spirit around the essence of His ministry as displayed especially in chapters of John’s gospel proved remarkably enlightening and served to tie together the various mental threads I had concerning the role of this third Person of the trinity in the New Testament era.

This book gives excellent balance to the various teachings on the Holy Spirit in the Church today. Oct 14, Don Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I found the style of writing to be erudite, but often it got in the way of a straightforward reading of the material.

I highly recomend this book to anyone in those movements. Oct 14, Carl Hesler rated it really liked it Sstep Packer gives an impassioned analysis of the work of the Holy Spirit, evaluated against the Scripture, and without taking a side in the polemical debate between spirut charismatic vs.

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He encourages us to live a pious life to the glory of God. Early on, Packer acknowledges the reality that “because God is gracious, He His basic summary of New Testament teaching on the Trinity is breathtaking and challenging.


Stsp is rightly taken to mean “guides”, but the guidance tthe view here is not a revealing to mind of divine direction hitherto unknown; it is, rather, an impelling of our wills to pursue and practice and hold fast that sanctity whose terms we know already. Added to that, parts of the book are obviously a little dated.

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And the empowering spiriit always the work of the Holy Spirit, even when Christ only is named as its stpe, for Christ is the Spirit giver John 1: This is what “speaking the truth in love” looks like, it would seem to me. This is my first book by Packer and not the last. Readers wanting to understand this movement, believers interested in the ministry of the Spirit, and fans of J.

The activity Augustinian holiness teaching encourages is intense, as the careers of such prodigiously busy holy men as Augustine himself, Calvin, Whitefield, Spurgeon, and Kuyper show, but it is not in the least self-reliant in spirit. Instead, it follows this four-stage sequence.