Keep in Step with the Spirit Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God If we live by the Spirit let us keep in step with the Spirit Galatians The Holy Spirit empowers us guides us and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus

  • Title: Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God
  • Author: J.I. Packer
  • ISBN: 9780801065583
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • If we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit Galatians 5 25The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ Often the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, the Spirit is someone of great focus and attention today amid church revivals and renewals.In this new edition o If we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit Galatians 5 25The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ Often the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, the Spirit is someone of great focus and attention today amid church revivals and renewals.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 keeping our covenant with God Packer discusses both the merits and shortcomings of the current charismatic movement and how Christ must always be at the center of true Spirit led ministry.Packer encourages believers to implement the Spirit s directives and discusses how to map the Spirit s path in your life If you want to understand and experience of life in the Spirit, you will cherish this latest offering from one of Christianity s most respected scholars J I Packer is recognized as one of today s leading evangelical theologians He is Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the best selling author of Knowing God.

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      What do J I Packer, Billy Graham and Richard John Neuhaus have in common Each was recently named by TIME magazine as among the 25 most influential evangelicals in America Dr Packer, the Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College, was hailed by TIME as a doctrinal Solomon among Protestants Mediating debates on everything from a particular Bible translation to the acceptability of free flowing Pentecostal spirituality, Packer helps unify a community evange licalism that could easily fall victim to its internal tensions Knowing God, Dr Packer s seminal 1973 work, was lauded as a book which articulated shared beliefs for members of diverse denominations the TIME profile quotes Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington as saying, conservative Methodists and Presbyterians and Baptists could all look to Knowing God and say, This sums it all up for us In a similar tribute to Dr Packer almost ten years ago, American theologian Mark Noll wrote in Christianity Today that, Packer s ability to address immensely important subjects in crisp, succinct sentences is one of the reasons why, both as an author and speaker, he has played such an important role among American evangelicals for four decades For over 25 years Regent College students have been privileged to study under Dr Packer s clear and lucid teaching, and our faculty, staff and students celebrate the international recognition he rightly receives as a leading Christian thinker and teacher regent college about_r

    939 thoughts on “Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God”

    1. I would give it 6 stars if I could. "Keep in Step with the Spirit" is a very challenging read that is an unflinching stream of thoroughly developed and well-articulated points on the Holy Spirit, a topic that is due more attention that it has received, both in my life and in the church as a whole. The book frustrated and deepened the way I view the Spirit and his role in the Trinity. I WILL reread it one day.

    2. I found this to be a very helpful book. I read this book for the purpose of learning more about the nature of sanctification, and in this area Packer provided some excellent insights.He also gave me some food for thought on the whole charismatic movement stuff. I don't agree with all he had to say, but it was a good counter balance to my assumptions about the "baptism in the Holy Spirit" and the sign gifts.Here is some of the stuff I found helpful:Certainly God sometimes works wonders of sudden [...]

    3. This book was somewhat different from what I had expected, but I found as I moved through it that I really liked it. Packer believes of greatest importance is that Christians be committed to holiness as their goal in life, and of second importance to understand how to achieve holiness in their daily lives. He discusses three views or approaches to holiness as ascribed to throughout history: Augustinian Holiness, Wesleyan Perfectionism, and Keswick Teaching–a Halfway House. Packer then goes on [...]

    4. Unparalleled depth. Only read the first 3 chapters which deal grapple with life in step with the Holy Spirit. Didn't venture into the following chapters because they deal with the charismatic debate and that is not why I ventured into this book. Packer's emphasis on holiness in the Christian life is a welcome reminder. His basic summary of New Testament teaching on the Trinity is breathtaking and challenging.

    5. As Packer's work always proves to be, Keep in Step With the Spirit is an adeptly evaluated, warmly argued, and incredibly helpful book. Packer's insistence on centering all thoughts concerning the Spirit around the essence of His ministry (as displayed especially in chapters 14-16 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. Again and again, Packer bri [...]

    6. It's hard to rate this because, in my opinion, despite being exceptional in content it is far from Packer's best in terms of form. Added to that, parts of the book are (obviously) a little dated. Let me draw up a list of positives and another of negatives in reviewing this book.Positively:- unapologetically biblical, and therefore not only a vital corrective for the common misunderstandings and gross misrepresentations of the Spirit's work in the church, but also gracious in rebuke and generous [...]

    7. This is one of Packer's best books but also one of his most overlooked. Here he has a sane, thoroughly biblical, and charitable evaluation of the Pentecostal/charismatic (PCs) movement. While he doesn't buy into the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a second work of grace evidenced by speaking in tongues, he does find a way to include PCs within the Evangelical family and fellow laborers in the vineyard. Packer would be totally distanced from MacArthur's Strange Fire conference and his constant disp [...]

    8. Clear, well-written, precise, honest, bold and even humorous in places. Packer is a tremendous writer, well organized and thought-provoking. The author pulls in scripture after scripture to illuminate not his own points, but rather the doctrines of scripture. I never get the sense that Packer is trying to bolster his own theory or doctrine, but rather that he is genuinely seeking to mine the doctrine directly from the scripture itself.Packer describes John Wesley as "eclectic to his fingertips" [...]

    9. Good overview of the charismatic movement from a balanced author who don't take position on many issues at the cessationism, tongues . But anyway he gives clues to answer the baptism of the Spirit understanding of charismatics. More than just speaking about the charisma debate, he shows us that the main new covenant ministry of the Spirit has to deal with Christ, christcenteredness is the clue ! He succeeds to gives both the strenghts and the weak points of Pentecotalism. Besides, he has a lot o [...]

    10. This was a good follow up to my reading of D.A. Carson's, Showing the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12-14). Packer is not quite as deep as Carson, but there is plenty of meat to chew on. His main theme is that the Spirit came to glorify Christ, but I'm not sure he sticks to this throughout. His discussion of sanctification seemed especially helpful. He spends much time on the charismatic movement, and seems more skeptical than Carson. He represents a variety of views in his writing and discusses history [...]

    11. The best single treatise on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. 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 the charismatic vs. the uncharismatic, the power-driven vs. the purity-driven, etc. A memorable analogy was comparing the work of the Holy Spirit to the light that shines on a building at night. If done right, you don't actually see the sources of the light but only the shone bu [...]

    12. What a great book by Packer. It is considered a classic, however the 2nd edition makes it completely relevant to the church today. As I read this book, I realized I had based my view on the Holy Spirit mostly on experiences, not on biblical truth. Also, as he began to describe the different interpretations of the role of the Holy Spirit in a Christian, I found my understanding of the Holy Spirit beginning to solidify. Awesome read, very challenging, very honest and true to the Word of God.

    13. This is a book I describe as being "dense". Certainly not a light read, I had to limit my reading to 3-4 pages at a time. There is a lot of material packed into the book. I found the style of writing to be erudite, but often it got in the way of a straightforward reading of the material. I got a lot of good information out of the few couple of chapters, but then the book takes a left turn into the world of Charismatic and Pentecostal worship. I'm not sure how exactly this relates to the first ha [...]

    14. Classic J.I. Packer: readable, devotional, doxological. Keep In Step With The Spirit is an outstanding study of the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Packer points to the Christ-centeredness of the Spirit's work and his ministry of sanctifying the people of God. There is also a helpful evaluation of the charismatic movement.

    15. At 270+ pages, this is a big beast. It is sometimes hard to manage. But as a big beast, it also provides plenty of good meat to chew on. It's probably one of the most balanced, and Scripturally faithful, treatments of the person and work of the Holy Spirit in print. (It's certainly the most that I've ever read). So it's definitely worth seeking out and digesting (albeit in small doses).

    16. Spiritually refreshing and generous. Also an excellent, short treatment (appendix) of the identity of the man in Romans 7.

    17. This book gives excellent balance to the various teachings on the Holy Spirit in the Church today. It is thoroughly biblical in approach.

    18. It is an excellent book from a depth perspective. I must confess that I struggled with the language and readability.

    19. Very thorough examination of the Holy Spirit and its work. Excellent resource for understanding charismatics.

    20. Very thought-provoking book. Excellent insights on person & work of Holy Spirit in life of contemporary church.

    21. An outstanding book! I don't agree with every fine detail but 99% is pure gold. Probably the best book I've read on the Holy Spirit and his work.

    22. Good review of various historical understandings of the Holy Spirit an his work in and among us. I was moved by his conclusions.

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