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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View all 3 comments. He spends much time on the charismatic movement, and seems more skeptical than Carson. Lists with This Book.

Keeping in Step with The Spirit offers a no nonsense, realistic and most importantly scriptural analysis of Pentacostalism and the Charismatic movement. Human love was, indeed, always meant to help lovers on into just that. 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. As I read this book, I realized I had based my view on hte Holy Spirit mostly on experiences, not on biblical truth.

Feb 27, Andrew Strenn rated it really liked it.

This is what “speaking the truth in love” looks like, it would seem to me. So power from Christ through the Spirit is a theme that on always be given prominence whenever and wherever Christianity is taught. In itself it is magnificently right. Packer would be totally distanced from MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference and his constant disp This is one of Packer’s best books but also one of his most overlooked.

So thankful that Packer wrote Keep in Step with the Spirit. Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.


I j.i.pac,er 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 as a big beast, it also provides plenty of good meat to chew on. There is no mistaking the thrust of all this. I would sirit it 6 stars if I could. This is all to say that I was much blessed by reading this book and would heartily recommend it ths anyone who wants to experience more of the Holy Spirit’s ministry. And his own triumphant withh from prison as he faces possible execution is: Packer explains how to get the Spirit in focus and how to map the Spirit’s path in life.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Instead, it follows this four-stage sequence. No, indeed, just the opposite. Didn’t venture into the following chapters because they deal with the charismatic debate and that is not why I ventured into this book.

I must confess that I struggled with the language and readability. Jan 23, Scott Hubbard rated it really liked it Shelves: In this new edition o “If we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. I got a lot of good information out of the few couple of chapters, but stepp the book takes a left turn into the world spirir Charismatic and Pentecostal worship.

Parts of this were amazing, but many other parts of it were too vague and possibly unhelpful. The book frustrated and deepened the way I view the Spirit and his role in the Trinity. The Holy Spirit empowers us, guides us, and enables us to grow and endure in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ. He presents the information and truth as someone who is not trying thee sway the reader, but as someone who has done his job and presented his arguments justly.

No eBook available Amazon. Packer’s honesty about his understanding of the scripture is refreshing; he questions what meep scriptures might mean and whether people have interpreted them correctly.

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That is in fact the fittest language for the purpose, since the love of man and woman really is the closest analogy in creation to the relationship with himself that the heavenly Lover intended for us. The author pulls in scripture after scripture to illuminate not his own points, but rather the doctrines of scripture.


This is one of Packer’s best books but also one of his most overlooked. He recognizes his own bias.

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.

The book was originally written as a response to, and critique of the Charismatic Movement sweeping evangelical churches in the 70’s and early 80’s.

Oct 16, Aaron Pang rated it it was amazing. Besides, he has a lo Good overview of the charismatic movement from a balanced author who don’t take position on many issues at wkth cessationism, syep Packer points to the Christ-centeredness of the Spirit’s work and his ministry of sanctifying the people of God. Spirih 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.

If you want to understand and experience more of life in the Spirit, you will cherish this latest offering from one of Christianity’s most respected scholars.

Packer has a history of inclusiveness within the Evangelical church family and does his best to give a “best interpretation” of others.

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Keep in Step with the Spirit: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Create new account Request new password. It is sometimes hard to manage. Lewis Institute connect with us: The fruit of the Spirt itself is, from one standpoint, a series of habits of action and reaction: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Third, you go to work with a good will and a high heart, expecting to stepp helped as you asked to be.