A Minister’s Motivation

To my fellow ministers in the Gospel, here is a succinct and powerful reminder of why we do what we do. It’s from J.I. Packer with some tender and humble edits by me. 

“What I perceive [to be] at the heart of Christianity is God revealing Himself…supremely in the Incarnation and…in the Scriptures. And I perceive the historic Christian tradition, within which I stand and out of which I speak, as a sustained struggle to grasp and apply this uniquely given revelation. So I want to bring this revelation into the present, as best I can, for the light it throws on the perplexities [around us], and my hope, as you would expect it, is to persuade you to embrace it as the guiding light for your life.”

Adapted from A Christian View of Man by J.I. Packer

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