Ken’s Articles

Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith

      Jesus’ news outlet

In one of the longest recorded conversations, Jesus explained to a Samaritan harlot that he was the long-awaited Jewish Messiah.

It seems that she was the first person to whom Jesus confided this fact,            (John 4.25-26).

How remarkable that, in an earlier audience which Jesus held with Nicodemus, a respected Jewish theologian, he didn’t mention his identity.

This woman was drawn by Jesus’ respect for her as a person.

In response to his acknowledgement of her worth and human dignity, and his genuine regard for her as his equal, she was converted on the spot.

Then a short time later, when the townspeople saw the immediate change in her life, they wanted to met the Messiah for themselves.

As a result, many of them were converted too! See how it happened.

First,  Jesus did not seek publicity by exploiting the obvious admiration of Nicodemus (John 3:1-2).

Secondly, he willingly risked adverse publicity by speaking to a hated Samaritan – what’s more, one with a bad reputation!

Third, he refused to label people as socially unacceptable.

In particular, he treated a woman – even though she was a harlot – as his equal and not as a second class citizen.

As a result, she become his self-appointed publicity agent.

What more effective news outlet could Jesus have wished for?

GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF

To love to talk is one thing – to love those to whom we talk, quite another.

Ken Packer

        

(I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.

I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.

Welcome to this website!  Ken Packer)

                                                

  Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.

       PDF Files
1 Why Our Sad World
2 We Bear God’s Image
3 Jesus, The God Man
4 To Be With Christ
1A Virgin Birth
2A Christ’s virgin birth
3A Room for Jesus
About Heaven
A Christmas Truth
A Mighty Truth
A quick review
A Scientist Honours God
A Surprise Discovery
Alive For Evermore!
All, or nothing!
Amazing Discovery
Amazing facts 
Are Manners Important
Are We Loved
As To Medical Science
Ask science. Part 1 
Attention Grabbing!
Be A Reader
Be included!
Be rescued
Being Encouraged
Being One Eyed! Part 1
Being One Eyed! Part 2
Beyond our planet
Book Of Revelation. Part 1 
Book Of Revelation. Part 2
Book Of Revelation. Part 3
Book Of Revelation. Part 4
Book Of Revelation. Part 5
Book Of Revelation. Part 6
Book Of Revelation. Part 7
Bounce Back Part 1
Bounce Back Part 2
Can a child find God
Can The Church Light The World
Change our town
Christmas Joy – But More!
Consider these first 
Crash course on God. Part 1
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Crash course on God. Part 3
Crash course on God. Part 4
Did God Visit Us
Discovering God
Do you know Pt 1 
Do you know Pt 2
Do you know Pt 3
Don’t miss out!
Does God Care
Does God Exist
Drawn By Love
Early Glimpses
Encountering Jesus
Facing Our Fears
Facing tough times. Part 1
Facing tough times. Part 2
Faith in the truth. Part 1
Faith in the truth. Part 2
Fighting terrorists
Finding an answer. Part 1
Finding an answer. Part 2
Finding an answer. Part 3
      PDF Files
Finding God. Part 1
Finding God. Part 2 
Finding God. Part 3
Finding God. Part 4 
Finding God. Part 5 
First Stunning Pictures
Forgive Me
Four prayer surprises 
From Sin To Salvation
Gifts from God. No. 1
Gifts from God. No. 2
Gifts from God. No. 3
Gifts from God. No. 4
Gifts from God. No. 5
God has a plan
God In The Flesh Part 1
God In The Flesh Part 2
God Is Amazing
God Is Near
God is our home
God sure loves you!
God Tells Dads
God with us 
God with you
God’s Dilemma
God’s Foreknowledge
God’s Greatest Gift 
God’s great plan
God’s Great Positives
God’s Great Promises. Part 1
God’s Great Promises. Part 2
God’s Great Promises. Part 3
God’s Great Promises. Part 4
God’s law – and more!
God’s newshounds 
Good out of evil
Got questions. Part 1
Got questions. Part 2
Got questions. Part 3
Great secrets revealed!
God’s Revelation Part 1
God’s Revelation Part 2 
God’s Revelation Part 3
God’s Revelation Part 4
Heaven awaits
Helping teens Part 1 
Helping teens Part 2 
He’s world changing! 
Home Life Part 1
Home Life Part 2
How did Jesus know
How God cares
How God leads
How Near Is God 
How to be a peacemaker
How to find God
How To Get Wise
How to worship
If God Is There
I’m Convinced!
Imagine This
Impossible To Ignore
Interviewing God!
Is God Real
Is God Really Good
Is Private Ownership OK
 PDF Files
Is The Truth Clear
Is Violence Fun
It’s dead certain! 
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Jesus’ News Outlet
Jesus On Target Part 1 
Jesus On Target Part 2
Jesus On Target Part 3
Jesus On Target Part 4
Jesus talks about sex
Jesus the teacher. Part 1
Jesus the teacher. Part 2
Jesus the teacher. Part 3
Jesus, a borrower
John’s Gospel
Keep Love Alive!
Know God Better. Part 1
Know God Better. Part 2
Know God Better. Part 3
Know God Better. Part 4
Learning From Mistakes
Let a child pray. Part 1
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 3
Let kids be kids! Part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 2
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 1
Let’s Be Clear! Part 2
Let’s Be Clear! Part 3
Let’s Be Clear! Part 4
Life Greatest Search
Lifted away!
Lost And Found
Luke’s gospel
Mark’s gospel
Matthew’s gospel
Meet me!
Meet the Author
Missed Opportunity
Mistakes Jesus Didn’t Make
Modern Science
Mother’s Day
Multiple surprises
Mum’s input – and beyond!
No Power Like It 
No Unbelievers!
On The Right Track
Open Line To God
Our Encourager
Our eternal life
Our God-Man
Our Great Power
Our Unique Leader
Overcome the flesh
Overcoming Chaos 
Partner With God Part 1
Partner With God Part 2
Partner With God Part 3
Partner With God Part 4
Priorities
Quick To Love God
Reasonable Faith
Religion In Politics
Resurrection Sequel
Sacred or secular
PDF Files
Seeing The Invisible!
Separation anxiety 
Set Free
Smart Watch Part 1 
Smart Watch And More! Part 2
Sounds Familiar
Stop The Bully
Stranger danger
Such humility!
Such Power!
Surprise, surprise! 
Talk Back
Teen Challenge
That Book
That man, Paul
The Bible Introduces Science!
The Dad We Need
The dying thief 
The Great Dilemma
The Future Foreseen!
The hand of God 
The love factor
The Race Of Life
The Mediator We Need 
The Mystery Of Evil Part 1
The Mystery Of Evil Part 2
The Trinity. Part 1
The Trinity. Part 2 
The Ultimate Discovery
Those Christmas servants
Those miracles
Those Moral Absolutes
Trust God!
Trust God’s Book
Try these tests 
Understanding the Gospel
Unmatched word power
Unreal
Want Reassurance
Watching Our Words
We of the Never Never
What God does 
What Is Love
What Is Next
What Jesus achieved
What Jesus knew
What Mighty Power
When kids rebel!
Which kingdom
Who has control 
Who made God
Who should lead
Why a Saviour
Why an evil world Part 1
Why an evil world. Part 2
Why Be Generous 
Why create
Why evil Part 1
Why evil Part 2
Why read the Bible
Why The West Thrived, Part 1
Why The West Thrived, Part 2
Will the dead rise
X-rated Bible stories
Your Special
Yes, God Is Real