Ken’s Articles

John’s Gospel No. 4   

John presents the most powerful proof in all the Bible of Christ as God in the flesh.

He uses seven “I am” statements of Christ, e.g. “I am the light of the world” (8.12; 9.5), “I am   the bread of life” (6.35,41), as well as seven outstanding miracles performed by Jesus.

It is amazing that just one miracle alone – Lazarus restored to life after being dead four days! (11.39) – did not move religious leaders to see Jesus as Israel’s true Messiah.

Instead “the chief priests took counsel that they might also put Lazarus to death, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.” (12.10-11).

And earlier, when Jesus gave sight to a man born blind the Pharisees challenged that man by saying, “How can . . . a sinner do such miracles?” (9.16).

I like the man’s reply.  He said, “Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.  If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” (9.32-33).

And there’s miracle number eight – Christ’s own resurrection (chapters 20-21) – final climactic proof that Jesus is indeed who he claims to be: the Son of God.

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Don’t miss John 3.16 which is without doubt the Bible’s most quoted verse.

 Ken Packer

  Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format.

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Meet the Author
It’s dead certain! 
Be included!
Beyond our planet
All, or nothing! 
God is our home 
Crash course on God. Part 1 
Who has control 
What Jesus knew
How God leads
What Jesus achieved
Finding God. Part 2 
Ask science. Part 1 
Let a child pray. Part 1
God with us 
Do you know Pt 1 
Helping teens Part 1 
Stranger danger 
Sacred or secular 
What God does 
Finding an answer. Part 1
How to be saved
God’s law – and more!
Got questions. Part 1
Separation anxiety 
The dying thief 
Mother’s Day
The hand of God 
The Trinity. Part 1
Matthew’s gospel
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Great secrets revealed!
Four prayer surprises 
Mum’s input – and beyond! 
Amazing facts 
God has a plan 
Who made God 
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Consider these first 
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 1 
God’s newshounds 
Finding God Part 3 
Ask science. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Unmatched word power 
Do you know Pt 2
Helping teens Part 2 
Fighting terrorists 
Why Jesus Died 
He’s world changing! 
Finding an answer. Part 2
God wins!
Overcome the flesh
Got questions. Part 2
God’s great plan
Can the church light the world
Which kingdom
Good out of evil
The Trinity. Part 2 
Mark’s gospel
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Will the dead rise
Faith in the truth. Part 1
Why an evil world Part 1
Don’t miss out!
Change our town
That man, Paul
Crash course on God. Part 3
How to find God
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Let kids be kids! Part 2
A quick review
Finding God. Part 4 
Try these tests 
Let a child pray. Part 3
When kids rebel!
Do you know Pt 3
Be rescued
The love factor
Understanding the Gospel
Why create
Finding an answer. Part 3
No power like it!
God with you
Got questions. Part 3 
Why evil Part 1
Learning from mistakes 
Those miracles
Multiple surprises
Facing tough times. Part 1
Luke’s gospel
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Can a child find God
Faith in the truth. Part 2
Why an evil world. Part 2
Reasonable Faith
X-rated Bible stories
How to worship
Crash course on God. Part 4
Our eternal life
Jesus, a borrower
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Finding God Part 1
Finding God Part 5 
Why create
Teen challenge
Jesus talks about sex
Meet me!
Why a saviour
Such humility!
The Mediator We Need 
We of the Never Never
How God cares
Can the church light the world
Who should lead
Our God-Man 
Why evil Part 2
How did Jesus know
Amazing predictions
He’s world changing! 
Facing tough times. Part 2
John’s Gospel