Monthly Archives: June 2014

Packer on Discipleship

Discipleship is a matter of relating oneself to the living, exalted Christ as both learner and follower, and to the rest of Christ’s disciples as one who longs both to learn from them and to give to them, knowing that being in their company is the Masters will. These things must be clearly taught, or the nature of the Christian life will surely be misunderstood.

From “The Gospel: Its Content and Communication” (in Down to Earth Stott and Cook, ed)

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content matters

In an essay titled “The Gospel: It’s Content and Communication,” J. I. Packer states…

The content of the Gospel includes a diagnosis of the hearers’ state and needs before God, value – judgments on the life they live now as compared with that which might be theirs, and a call to judge themselves, to acknowledge the gracious approach and invitation of God in Christ, and to respond by a commitment more radical and far reaching than any other they will ever make. The Gospel is not fully communicated unless all this occurs.
Therefore, the Gospel must be verbalized and in its verbal form it must be preached, that is, set forth by a messenger…

Packer goes on to say that “preaching is teaching plus application.”

As we prepare to step into pulpits before people who God loves enough to die for let us keep these things in mind and clearly present the Gospel.

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Revival

I just viewed a very helpful and thought provoking discussion between Keller and Carson.

 

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3rd ocean

after breakfast the first morning of our family vacation, a bunch of us went for a 3 mile walk along the Atlantic (our family on on vacation in North Carolina)… as a traveler it’s pretty significant to me that this is my third ocean this year…

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Storm

On our deep sea fishing trip we had to travel through a storm… Check this out…

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Quote of the day: “Now I know why Peter was scared!” – Anna

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Korea pix

For the last few days we’ve been looking at some of my favorite pix from our Feb – Mar trip to Korea (South). Those posts have come to a stop. Where will I post from next?

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