Ken’s Articles

Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith

It’s Mind-Bending!

What a vast array of drugs are available to us here in this lucky country.

How privileged we are, bearing in mind that many people overseas are dying through a lack of these same life-saving drugs.

But in Australia there is also a dark side.  Many of our own citizens are dedicated to the misuse of these precious medications, criminals are profiting from illegal drug-trading, and people’s lives are being destroyed by over indulgence.

The Bible says that man is wholly tainted by his sinful nature.

The drug scene certainly confirms this.  Here we are busily turning God’s blessings into curses

Now while discussion on drugs is often negative – centred on abuse and the subsequent anti-social behaviour involved – we need to remember that some mind-bending can be thoroughly positive, such as “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10.5.

Look what benefit this brings.  He “will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!”  Isaiah 26.3 (Living Bible)

So while be involved in a “high” that has a sting to it when something far superior is available to us free?

GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF

Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”John 10.10 (Living Bible).

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 A World Changer!
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
Christ
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
“Dear Santa Claus . .
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
Five Prayer Surprises
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 Works
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 
Going To Heaven
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
Got The Miseries
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! 
It’s Mind Bending!
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
Letting God Speak
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
Raise Your Self Esteem
Reasonable Faith
Religion In Politics
Resurrection Sequel
Sacred or secular
PDF Files
Seeing The Invisible!
Sense Of Wonder
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
Three Things God Won’t Do
Trust God!
Trust God’s Book
Try these tests 
Understanding the Gospel
Unmatched word power
Unreal
Want Peace Of Mind
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 Christmas
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