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“Glorify God Every Way”

Sometimes in life, one has to pause… Some of you are aware that on Friday, July 17, J.I. Packer passed away. I will not post my thoughts on his book Knowing God today. I will share words from Leland Ryken … Continue reading

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Those Inward Trials*

I don’t know how many times I have done this. I wake up on Sunday morning and I have serious problems, normal human problems.  Maybe I am sore-boned and tired.  I don’t want to go anywhere, much less to church.  … Continue reading

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His Everlasting Arms are Beneath Us…

In recent posts, I think I have established that J.I. Packer believes God is our Guide.  Chapter Twenty of Knowing God makes a strong case “to know” God is to recognize one of His characteristics is He is our guide … Continue reading

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No Turning Back, No Turning Back

Knowing what to do and how to do it is a problem for everyone [believer or nonbeliever].  I have had times in my life when I was so confused that I just wanted someone, anyone  to give me a direction.  … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance: Packer’s Six Pitfalls

From the hymn  “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah” some of the lyrics say: “Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand.” J.I. Packer … Continue reading

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God’s Help on Our Journey

In this journey we have been on to get to know God better, J.I. Packer adds another characteristic of our Father.  He is also our Benevolent Guide. If “God Be For Us…” is the section of his book we are … Continue reading

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God Has a Plan…

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” ‘declares the Lord’, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on Me and come … Continue reading

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“Could It Be?”

“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine O what a foretaste of glory divine Heir of salvation, purchase of God Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood Perfect submission, all is at rest I in my Savior am happy and blessed … Continue reading

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Four Benefits of Being Adopted by God

I have discussed J.I. Packer’s thoughts found in the first two sections of Knowing God. The first section is entitled “Knowing the Lord” and second is entitled “Beholding Your God!”  Now we are in the last section of his book … Continue reading

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“If Not, Why Not?”

Children don’t come with instruction manuals… I have one son.  He is an adult now.  My wife and I tried to “raise him right,” but in reality there were periods when we were not sure we knew what we were … Continue reading

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