#11: Where Satan Dwells[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:12-17.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on 2 Timothy 1:7

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses 2 Timothy 1:7 and helps us understand what this verse means and it’s importance.

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Lurking in the shadow of every good gift from God is a twisted perversion that seeks to imitate and destroy. These destructive copycats disguise themselves as good but are actually out to cause chaos and confusion. God creates healthy friendships as a gift, but sin...

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

As Paul wraps up his teaching portion of the letter to the Colossians, he shifts from the topic of how union in Christ is manifested in the personal lives of believers and in their relationships within the body to their public walk before an unbelieving and watching...

Theological Triage – 3rd Level Issues, Part 1

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave discuss what third-order doctrines are, how important they are to study, and some guidance on how to exercise wisdom and discernment on third-order issues. What You Will Hear on This Episode What third-order doctrines are...

King James Onlyism Rhetoric 101: Understanding Proper Categories

On this new By His Grace show, Andy opens a series on King James Onlyism discussing understanding proper categories.
Packer on the Christian Life Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit

Posted On August 25, 2015

9781433539527J.I. Packer has arguably been one of the greatest theologians of the late 20th and early 21st century. His influence is felt from debates raging from the inerrancy of Scripture, to sanctification, and more. Over the past few years, I’ve read more of Packer books than I have at any point in my life. His biblical-theological, and practical theology continues to strengthen my faith. This is why when I saw the new title Packer on the Christian Life by Dr. Sam Storms in the Theologians on the Christian Life series I knew, I would greatly enjoy it.

In chapter one, Storm looks at the life of Packer, his influences, and his studies in Puritanism. The rest of the book consider Packer’s views on the atonement, the Bible, holiness, the means of sanctification, indwelling sin, the Holy Spirit, prayer, discerning the will of God, suffering, and more. The book has two appendixes the first of which helps the reader understand the man of Romans 7 as a Christian, and the final appendix explores a brief selected biography of the writings of J.I. Packer.

As I mentioned earlier Packer’s influence is felt across a great deal of evangelicalism. For me, personally his work on the inerrancy of Scripture, holiness, and sanctification has been particularly helpful. We live in a day where the authority of Scripture is under attack on a number of fronts and where many Christians have an underdeveloped view of holiness, and sanctification. This is why we need theologians like Packer to help us understand what theological words mean and how our theology intersects with daily life.

Perhaps you’ve never read a Packer book before. Reading this book will introduce you to Packer’s life and his view on a variety of theological subjects. What stands out to me about Dr. Packer is his theology is firmly grounded in the text, is practically helpful, and thoroughly drenched in the gospel. Packer’s theology will stand the test of time because it stands firmly rooted in Scripture and in the best of the Reformed, and Puritan theological tradition.

Whether you’ve never read Packer or you’re a longtime fan of Dr. Packer, I highly recommend Packer on the Christian Life by Sam Storms. This book will help you to understand the life of J.I. Packer, his influences, how the Lord has worked in and through his life, along with his theology. I encourage you to go pick up this book and learn about Packer’s legacy and his insights into prayer, Bible, study, the sovereignty of God, the Christian’s fight against sin, and more. This excellent book will help you to learn from one of the greatest theologians of our times on why theology is not just for the ivory tower but for every Christian living under the gaze of our sovereign God.

Related Posts

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Lurking in the shadow of every good gift from God is a twisted perversion that seeks to imitate and destroy. These destructive copycats disguise themselves as good but are actually out to cause chaos and confusion. God creates healthy friendships as a gift, but sin...

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

As Paul wraps up his teaching portion of the letter to the Colossians, he shifts from the topic of how union in Christ is manifested in the personal lives of believers and in their relationships within the body to their public walk before an unbelieving and watching...

Theological Triage – 3rd Level Issues, Part 1

Theological Triage – 3rd Level Issues, Part 1

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave discuss what third-order doctrines are, how important they are to study, and some guidance on how to exercise wisdom and discernment on third-order issues. What You Will Hear on This Episode What third-order doctrines are...

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Packer on the Christian Life Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit | A disciple's study - […] https://servantsofgrace.org/packer-on-the-christian-life-knowing-god-in-christ-walking-by-the-spirit/ […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share29
Reddit
Pin
Share
Email