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Posts by Graham Cooke (Page 3)

Are You Too Christian for Non-Christians?

Here is an extract from an excellent article I found on http://www.desiringgod.org The Two Block Mission Field Last year, our pastor in suburban Cincinnati challenged us at the holidays to pray for our neighbors by name, take them some baked goods, and then seek opportunities to invite them into our home. I confess that, first, we had to figure out most of…

What is Gentleness?

Written by Lizzie Cooke This blog originally featured on Lizzie’s own personal blog page in a series on the fruits of the spirit. You can find more here- https://savedbygrace373.wordpress.com I think it took so long for me to work out what to say about gentleness because it’s quite a difficult word to define. When we use it in everyday conversation, we use it…

Which Lawn-mower?

  Written by Pastor Graham Cooke The Christian and the Ballot Box Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State during the Bill Clinton Presidency,  apparently used to encourage all her staff to actively train their bladders so that they didn’t feel the need to slip out of very long meetings. Why? Because decisions are made by those in the room! But when it comes…

The Christian and the Ballot Box

Written by Pastor Graham Cooke, May 2017  Which Lawn Mower?  Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State during the Bill Clinton Presidency,  apparently used to encourage all her staff to actively train their bladders so that they didn’t feel the need to slip out of very long meetings. Why? Because decisions are made by those in the room! But when it comes to…

How Can You Live Without Sex?

Wow, this is a powerful article about the beauty of a celibate life committed to God. Some quotes from the article: “It’s hard to see how Scripture could be any more positive about the celibate life.” “Love isn’t just communicated by the sex one has had, but also by the sex one hasn’t had.” “To deny someone sex is not to condemn him…

Is KVFC a museum of saints or a hospital for sinners?!

Written by Assistant Pastor Jon Herring Ever had a conversation a bit like this? Person A: “Hey, how are you” Person B: “Yeah, fine thanks, how are you?” Person A: “Yeah, fine thanks” In our current individualistic culture where the private persona, as portrayed publically (not least on social media such as FaceBook and Instagram) is shown in its best light, there…