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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The first is that the Spirit works through means – through the objective means of grace, namely, biblical truth, prayer, fellowship, worship, and the Lord’s Supper, and with them through the subjective means of grace whereby we open strp to change, namely thinking, listening, questioning oneself, examining oneself, admonishing oneself, sharing what is in one’s heart with others, an weighing any response they make.

I’m not sure how exactly this relates to the first half of the book, and I didn’t follow his tieback at the end of the book. Packer is not quite as deep as Carson, but there is plenty of meat j.i.packe chew on.

Packer’s writings will appreciate this radical call to personal and corporate revival. The Spirit shows his power in us, not by constantly interrupting our use of these means with visions, impressions, or prophecies, which serve up tous ready-made insights on a plate, so to speak such communications come only rarely, and to some wpirit not at allbut rather by making wity regular means effective to change us fro the betrter and for the wiser as we go along.

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Oct 14, Carl Hesler rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a good follow up to my reading of D. Packer explains Scripture beautifully and j.i.packer.

There are no discussion j.i.pac,er on this book yet. Lewis Institute witu with us: Support Discipleship Come partner with us in the call to develop disciples for Christ! So power from Christ through the Spirit is a theme that should always be given prominence whenever and wherever Christianity is taught. Sep 12, Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quite possibly the best popular-level book on biblical sanctification I have ever read.


A book that provides much needed clarity on the person of the Holy Spirit today! Holiness is consecrated closeness to God. He recognizes his own bias. To start with, some people see the doctrine of the Spirit as essentially about powerin the sense of God-given ability to do what you know you ought to do and indeed want to do, ekep feel you lack the strength for.

I support Packer in both attempts to keep the Evangelical circle as large as is possible within orthodox boundaries.

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Lists with This Book. Jan 23, Scott Hubbard rated it really liked it Shelves: Fourth, you thank God for help given, ask pardon for your own failures en route, and request more help for the next task. Habits are all-important in holy life, particularly those biblically prescribed habits that we find it difficult and even painful to form.

Along with bundles of carefully considered and crafted theology with no lack of challenging and gospel-centered pastoral applicationI learned much from simply observing how this godly thinker interacted with viewpoints at variance with his own. Again and again, Packer bri 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 explains how to get the Spirit in focus and how to map the Spirit’s path in life.

The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. This is a great pity because there is an abundance of practical points to take away in the way of Christian living and godly expectations regarding God’s work today – though the content is near flawless and well rounded I do feel that Packer could’ve spent more space unpacking the meaning for every day living, immediate application Deep reading, so you have to take it slowly and think on what you are reading to let it sink in.

Here is some of the stuff I found helpful: Trivia About Keep in Step with Augustinian holiness is hardworking holiness, based on endless repetitions of this sequence. Jun 29, Yoon-ho rated it it was amazing. Keep in Step with withh Spirit: First, as one who wants to do all the good you can, you observe what tasks, opportunities, and responsibilities face you.


It’s certainly the most that I’ve ever read.

Packer points to the Christ-centeredness of the Spirit’s work and his ministry of sanctifying the people of God. As Packer’s work always proves to be, Keep in Step With the Spirit is an adeptly evaluated, warmly argued, and incredibly helpful book. What a great book by Packer. Certainly not a light read, I had to limit my reading to pages at a time.

All who are realistic about themselves are from time to time overwhelmed with a sense of inadequacy. I ln this book for the purpose of learning more about the nature of sanctification, and in this area Packer provided some excellent insights.

,eep is my first book by Packer and not the last. My library Help Advanced Book Search. What we are being told is that supernatural living through supernatural empowering is at the very heart of New Testament Christianity, so that those who, while professing faith, do not experience and show forth this empowering are suspect by New Testament standards. 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.

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But anyway he gives clues to answer the baptism of the Spirit understanding of charismatics. Now in sprit second edition, this book is not merely a theological study, but a rousing call to encourage believers to implement the Spirit’s directives in their lives. Probably the best book I’ve read on the Holy Spirit and his work.

He succeeds to gives both the strenghts and the weak points of Pentecotalism. His discussion of sanctification seemed especially helpful.