Our repentance has to be enlarged

Tim Brister —  October 6, 2009 — 3 Comments

“We need to realize that while God’s acceptance of each Christian believer is perfect from the start, our repentance always needs to be extended further as long as we are in this world.  Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.”

- J.I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God, 87.

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3 responses to Our repentance has to be enlarged

  1. This is good stuff. Packer is always challenging.

    And speaking of challenging, I happened to learn via “Said at Southern” that you’ve taken the Advanced Greek Grammar course. I’ve been thinking about transferring to Southern, this class being one of the reasons. I was wondering if you could possibly give me an overview of what the class was like, books used, homework, etc. My email is BobertBrown@gmail.com Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

    Neill

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