KVFC Extra Blogs

Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry (Book Review by Lizzie Cooke)
“If marriage shows us the shape of the gospel, singleness shows us its sufficiency” is the beautiful line from Sam Allberry’s book tackling the misconceptions, assumptions, painful and glorious truths about singleness as the Bible describes and as experienced by single Christians. In this book, he takes seven “myths” about what living as a single Christian is like and gently explains the falsehood in each, instead presenting the truth in a way that challenges and encourages. Allberry tackles the myths that: Singleness is too hard, Singleness requires a special calling, Singleness means no intimacy, Singleness means no family, Singleness hinders ... More
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2020

A life-changing lock-down?
The vast majority of us will have never experienced anything like this. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, lots of us will be full of fear for our own safety and for the safety of our loved ones. And now, as the country has gone into lock-down, we may be feeling anxious at the loss of freedom as well as the isolation we now face for the coming weeks. But what if we made the best out of this uncertain situation we find ourselves in? What if we were look back on this in years to come as a time ... More
Posted on Monday July 01, 2019

Keeping our Secrets, or Keeping the Light?
Keeping our Secrets, or Keeping the Light? My wife recently presented me with a DVD of a film that she thought I’d like because, as she said, “it looks like the sort of film in which nothing really happens.” The Light Between Oceans stars Michael Fassbender (Tom) and Alicia Vikander (Isobel), and has recently been broadcast on BBC, so you may be able to find it on iPlayer. We watched it together and I did enjoy it immensely, despite the fact that, actually, plenty of things happened in it. It was subtly paced, beautifully shot and impressively acted, but maybe ‘enjoy’ ... More
Posted on Monday June 11, 2018

Top Books Every Christian Should Read!
With the summer holidays approaching it is always good to be thinking about what books you might like to read while on the beach or whilst sat in a cafe (well we can dream). Now I know that it is always nice to take a good fictional novel away with us that we can get lost in but it is also worth thinking about taking a book that might help you in your Christian walk and help you not to take a holiday from God! I recently sent a list of  books that (I think) all Christians should read before they die ... More
Posted on Wednesday April 04, 2018

God and the Transgender Debate
God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker. – a book review by Richard Wilson On opening this book for the first time, one little question immediately sprang to my mind – why? Not why do some people feel unhappy being male or female? That’s a topic covered at great length elsewhere, and one that is clearly understood in a kind and sympathetic way by this author. But why is there even a debate over the Bible’s position on gender identity? Why is this such a hot topic in 2018? Why do we as Christians need to concern ourselves with such ... More
Posted on Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Cross at Christmas
Guest Blog from Lizzie Cooke   ... More
Posted on Thursday November 23, 2017

A Better Story
Written by Assistant Pastor Jon Herring- A brief re-cap of last month’s Go FoUrth session In the 90s, advertisers realised that story telling was powerful and one of the most successful and impactful advertising campaigns was Nescafe Coffee’s. They advertised their coffee using two young sophisticated neighbours who began a romance. And the adverts developed over a few months. Here is the first one. This was one of the most talked about add campaigns ever! The story was so compelling that people were desperate to know when the next one would come out. Stories are compelling! Stories appeal to emotions. And as such stories ... More
Posted on Wednesday October 18, 2017

Tool number 1
Written by Assistant Pastor Jon Herring Here is a quick re-cap of last time at Go FoUrth where we looked at our first tool in sharing the good news of Jesus. PRAYER Take a moment to Read Nehemiah chapter 1 Nehemiah looks at his nation and he is distraught! It is in ruins, God’s people look small and weak. And the thought of this leaves him in tears! v4 “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept” As we look at our nation and read reports of the church dwindling, as we look out around Fords Farm estate and think, we are reaching ... More
Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

The most important 3 minutes of the church service?!
I think this is a really helpful challenge. I spoke to a lady who has been visiting KVFC for the last 3 weeks and who said that there were 2 ladies who had smiled at her and said hello every week and that that had basically kept her coming back! ... More
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Go FoUrth Sunday- a Little Teaser
Written by Assistant Pastor Jon Herring I love Jesus! I think the gospel is the best news ever! But I struggle to tell people about him and what he has done. Why?! Because I am human. We know as Christians that we are commissioned to take the good news out to the world but we are overwhelmed by the daunting nature of that task! Sometimes we might feel that we have done really well, we manage to move conversations on to Jesus on a regular basis and we maybe even find opportunities to share the gospel, while for others of us it fills us ... More
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