Author Archives: St. John Studies

Studying Stott Once Again…

“I bought this book in 1976—in 1999 I read it and have found it a blessing.  Stott answers so many questions.”  [written by me on the back page of my 1971 paperback edition of John Stott’s book Basic Christianity]. Readers … Continue reading

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Not Written in Vain…

Knowing God…* What does it mean to “know” God?  How does one really get to know Him?  Don’t all Christians know Him?  Isn’t that special knowledge something that just goes along with declaring “I am a Christian”? I wish it … Continue reading

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Thanks Dr. Packer…

Are you still writing about “that book”! My wife [my editor] said that just the other day.  My response was “not much longer.” Well it has finally come to the point when I have to announce a new book to … Continue reading

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“Who Shall Separate Us From The Love Of Christ”

The final verse… Romans 8:31, Romans 8: 32 and Romans 8:33…* Three Scriptures that J.I. Packer has used to conclude his book Knowing God… Now we discuss the fourth scripture. 8:35:  “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? … Continue reading

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Be Assured… It is God Alone…

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Romans 8: 31… “He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He … Continue reading

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The Cost, the Effectiveness and the Consequences

In the previous post*, I discussed “If God is for us, who is against us,” the idea that if God is on our side, no opposition can crush us.  That is thought number one of J. I. Packer’s “four final … Continue reading

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A String of Beads

Four final thoughts… J.I. Packer opens his book Knowing God with a warning.  My book “at best is a string of beads: a series of small studies of great subjects.”  He is humble about his undertaking, the writing of a … Continue reading

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Possess Your Possessions

Many years ago, the teacher of my adult Sunday school class brought a hatbox to class.  Maybe that is why I remember this so well.  Not too many people today even know what a hatbox is.  This was no ordinary … Continue reading

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The High Peak of Romans

Adequacy:  the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose. In J.I. Packer’s book Knowing God, he has painstakingly taken us through chapters dedicated to “knowing our Lord” [part 1], “beholding our Lord” [part 2] and now … Continue reading

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The High Peak of Scripture*

The Bible, the Holy Book of Scripture, the love letter from God… The Bible is the most published book in the world.  Look at the number of Bibles sold.  In the past fifty years, 3.9 billion copies have been sold.  … Continue reading

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