Ken’s Articles

Gifts from God No. 5.  

THE CHURCH

The world doesn’t bless humanity with purity, justice, peace, joy, enlightenment.

No!  The world is off-centre, adrift, out of touch, out of control.  Why were millions of people slaughtered in the last century alone?   Simply because the world is constantly at war with itself.

It is the Christian Church that has taken centre stage on our planet.  A brief glance at history proves it.

First, in Dictionary of the Christian Church, Frank E. Gaebelein writes, “Broadly speaking, it may be said that almost the whole of education in the Western world from the first until the nineteenth century was in one way or another Christian.”

Second, see the breathtaking spin-offs (not confined just to the West) – deliverance from superstition and fear of evil spirits, stable governments, founding of universities, world leadership in science and technology, promotion of basic human rights and worldwide spread of the gospel, together with the highest code of ethics known to man.

Third, world affairs demonstrate daily that only where Church influence remains unfettered is there true enlightenment, justice and liberty, including freedom from want and freedom of speech and religion.

God’s Church is central – and the world hasn’t even noticed!

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“The church . . . is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church.”

                                                            – Ephesians 1.22 (The Message)

 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
God sure loves you!
Jesus the teacher. Part 1
How to be a peacemaker
Room for Jesus
Gifts from God. No. 2
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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
Surprise, surprise! 
Jesus the teacher. Part 2
Those Christmas servants
Keep Love Alive!
Gifts from God. No. 3
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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
Attention grabbing!
Jesus the teacher. Part 3
A Virgin Birth
The Future Foreseen!
Gifts from God. No. 4
PDF Files
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
How to be a peacemaker
Lifted away!
Christ’s virgin birth
Gifts from God. No. 1
Gifts from God. No. 5