Risk & Reward: The Journey of Following Jesus

In Galatians 5:25, the Apostle Paul writes that we are to “walk by the Spirit.” The New Living Translation states we are to “follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” Commenting on the Greek word stoicheō, which our English...

What is the Holy Spirit’s Purpose in the Church?

In J.I. Packer’s Keep in Step with the Spirit, the Spirit is said to have a specific function in the life of the church. As I’ve been teaching on the Spirit’s work and role in the church, I’m struck by how important and equally amazing it is to...

Advice for Helping Doubters…

J. I. Packer writes, “How can one help doubters? First, by explaining the problem area (for doubts often arise from misunderstanding); second, by exhibiting the reasonableness of Christian belief at that point, and the grounds for embracing it (for Christian...