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Talks From Marlow Meetings July 11 - December 13

This page provides access to audio files of talks recorded at Marlow congregation meetings. An archive of recordings from older Marlow talks (July09-July11) can be found here.


Previous years' talks are also available:    2004-06    2007-08    2008-09    2009-11    

 

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SPEAKER DATE
5 Testimonies & 2 Interviews     Link to Marlow blog (NB these recordings are only accessible to members of the website)

Testimonies from Sally Lenton, Linda Southwood, Sue Harley, Corey Moody and Tom Curtis. Then Keith Grafham talks to Ceri Francis and then Colin Barnes in the style of a chat show about their roles in River and what is on their hearts at the moment.
Various 08 Dec13
Something good is coming     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Helen helps us to understand what the season of Advent is about.
 
Helen Davies
Helen Davies
01 Dec 13
Baptism Testimonies     Listen     Download     Video
 
Amy, Cathy & Simmone share why they decided to be baptised today.
 
   (click thumbnail for larger version)
Amy baptism 24 Nov 13
Step up and be bold     Listen     Download
 
Dave takes the example of Peter's relation with Jesus as it developed over time and explains why boldness is so important to the church.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
03 Nov 13
The Secret of Life     Listen     Download
 
Geoff explains the revelation he got over the summer about 'walking with God in the cool of the day'.
Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson
27 Oct 13
The Big Picture     Listen     Download
 
Nigel uses the example of Cornelius and Peter to illustrate the fact that God is always working on the big picture, often far beyond what we can imagine.
Nigel Stock
Nigel Stock
20 Oct 13
The Practice of the Presence of God     Listen     Download
 
Dave continues our current theme of "Dwell" with a look at being encouraging to others and "practising" God's presence.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
13 Oct 13
Being in the Presence     Listen     Download     Slides

Guest speaker Sarah from the Marlow Anglican Ministry team uses the situation of Mary and Martha to remind us of the importance of spending regular time just being still in God's presence.
Sarah Fitgerald
Sarah Fitzgerald
06 Oct 13
Hands Up!     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Keith explains why it's sometimes so important to get our hands out of our pockets and into the air.
Keith Grafham
Keith Grafham
29 Sep 13
The Wonder of Presence     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Colin continues our theme of "Dwell" as he considers what it means to live in God's presence.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
22 Sep 13
Family on a Mission: the Next Phase     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Dave describes the next phase of us being a 'Family on a Mission' - the emphasis being on Mission. Some significant changes are involved!
 
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
08 Sep 13
Dwell (part 1)     Listen     Download
 
Dave introduces our theme for the new term - 'Dwell' - through which we will be learning more about how to enter into, host and enjoy the presence of God both individually and corporately.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
01 Sep 13
Take time to pause     Listen     Download
 
John reflects on our current theme of 'Pause' and encourages us to take time out from time to time in large Groups and as individuals or couples, and to cultivate daily quiet times with God too.
John Richards
John Richards
25 Aug 13
Rest is GOOD     Listen     Download
 
Dave kicks off our summer theme "Pause" with a look at the topic of Rest and Sabbath. 
Rest is good
A novel position from which to speak!  :-)
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
28 Jul 13
Family Name, Family Likeness     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Andy urges us to take on the likeness of our Father and to be clothed in a chitenje (all-purpose garment) of love.
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
21 Jul 13
The Treasure Principle     Listen     Download     Slides
 
How's your standard of giving? Hear this and many other thought-provoking questions in Andrew's latest talk in the 'generous living' series.
Andrew Southwood
Andrew Southwood
30 Jun 13
Holiness     Listen     Download
 
Dave speaks on a subject close to his heart - what it means to be holy. Let's be Febreze christians!
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
23 Jun 13
Being a FAT father     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Keith challenges us to be ready to father those we meet as we go through life, in the same way as God fathers us - FAT (you'll have to listen to the talk!)
Keith Grafham
Keith Grafham
16 Jun 13
Your table is prepared     Listen     Download
 
God has laid a table for us in the presence of our enemies, and He's calling us to do the same for everyone we meet. Let's make River Marlow a place where people find hope and purpose.
Carl Wills
Carl Wills
09 Jun 13
Family on a Mission - 1 year in     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Dave reviews what we have achieved together over the past 12 months since he took over as leader, and outlines his thoughts and priorities for the next year.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
02 Jun13
God at Work - Paul (Commercial Estate Agent)     Listen     Download     1985 press article

Dave interviews Paul about his business and how God has been  involved in it from the start.
Paul Deriaz
Paul Deriaz
26 May 13
Marinating Your Tribe     Listen     Download
 
In this superb talk guest speaker James Featherby encourages us to reach out to our tribes - the places where we work - and to seek to realign them to God's original purposes.
James Featherby
James Featherby
12 May 13
Work - love it or hate it?     Listen     Download     Slides     Video clip
 
Sandra shares from her own work 'journey' over the past couple of years and encourages us to change things in our own situations.
Sandra Bullen
Sandra Bullen
05 May 13
God at Work - Paul (Hospital Finance Director)
Listen     Download
 
God at Work - Sheila
(Composer of Chidren's Musicals)
Listen     Download     (Access for River members only)

Dave interviews Paul and Sheila their work, and how God is involved in it.
Sheila Wilson
Sheila Wilson
Paul Wratten
Paul Wratten
28 Apr 13
Guest Speaker Andy speaks and sings from the heart about working alongside God in reaching out to the needy, the broken and the hurting. It's only in the 'doing' that we will learn about key aspects of God's love and character     Listen     Download

Visit bit.ly/drownshallow to order the 'Drowning in the Shallowalbum on itunes and hear previews. See also www.facebook.com/andyflannagan 
www.twitter.com/andyflannagan       www.andyflan.com
 
"I should report right away that this is a near perfect album – insightful and challenging lyrics, infectious melodies, warm, confident, clear and committed singing, tasteful musical accompaniment and gorgeous harmony vocals" (Cross Rhythms 10/10)
Andy Flannagan
Andy Flannagan
21 Apr 13
God at Work - Ben (video cameraman)
Listen     Download     Example of Ben's work
 
God at Work - Sally
(school secretary)     Listen     Download

Linda interviews Ben and Sally about their work, and how God is involved in it.
Sally Lenton
Sally Lenton
Ben Hodgson
Ben Hodgson
14 Apr 13
God At Work 1 - Intro     Listen     Download
 
God at Work - Lina's 
Testimony     Listen     Download
 
Dave kicks off a new 2 month teaching series entitled "God at Work". Many of us spend a significant portion of our waking hours at work. But did you know we’re there to co-labour with the King of the Universe? God is at work using his people as agents of change and as messengers of love and grace.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
07 Apr 13
The Big Story - End or Beginning?     Listen     Download     Slides
 
It looked like Jesus' crucifixion was the end of The Big Story, but God.... ; as we know, in a stunning plot twist Jesus death was just the beginning of something else. And those "but God..."s are  still happening today.
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
31 Mar 13
A Celebration of Dedication     Listen     Download
 
Al speaks to a packed meeting on the occasion of Zach and Darcie's dedication.
Al Bullen
Al Bullen
24 Mar 13
The Big Story part 4 - God & Sons: World Beaters
Listen     Download     Slides
 
How the world is won and fulfils the purpose it was made for.
 
The Big Story was a four week series looking at the history of the world as recorded in the Bible. Does it make sense? Does it have any relevance for today and can it really tell us why we are here, what the universe was made for and where it's all heading?
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
17 Mar 13
Living according to the Spirit     Listen     Download
 
Guest speaker Andrei explains the difference between soul and spirit, and explains how it possible that our spirits cannot sin if we are born again.

Also, see and hear Andrei's presentation on the work of Holy Trinity Church Moscow     Listen     Download     Slides
Andrei Blinkov
Andrei Blinkov
03 Mar 13
The Big Story part 3 - God & Sons: The Winning Formula
Listen     Download     Slides
 
Jesus came to show us what God is like / what love looks like / what man could be - and as a consequence the enemy is defeated.
 
(The Big Story is a four week series looking at the history of the world as recorded in the Bible. Does it make sense? Does it have any relevance for today and can it really tell us why we are here, what the universe was made for and where it's all heading?)
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
24 Feb 13
The Big Story part 2 - God & Sons: Boom and Bust
Listen     Download     Slides
 
Colin continues his series on the developing partnership between God and Man with "Boom and bust - from Abraham to Exile", a canter through the Old Testament.
 
(The Big Story is a four week series looking at the history of the world as recorded in the Bible. Does it make sense? Does it have any relevance for today and can it really tell us why we are here, what the universe was made for and where it's all heading?)
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
17 Feb 13
The Big Story part 1 - God & Sons: Make or Break
Listen     Download     Slides
 
Genesis 1-11: Why the world is like it is. If there is a God who is all-powerful and loves us all, then why is the world filled with so much suffering?
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
10 Feb 13
Living Generously part 1     Listen     Download
 
Andrew brings a challenging message in which he asks 'if God doesn't have your wallet (or purse), does He really have your heart?'.
Andrew Southwood
Andrew Southwood
03 Feb 13
Where are we now?     Listen     Download
 
Laurence considers where the UK church is in its / our mission to transform our Localities and the Nation.
 
bio on Cell UK website     bio on Hope website     "Rethinking evangelism in the 21st century" video
Laurence Singlehurst
Laurence Singlehurst
27 Jan 13
New Beginnings     Listen     Download
 
Dave talks about his vision for the Marlow congregation in 2013, looking forward to us growing in many different ways.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
06 Jan 13
Friendship is Steps     Listen     Download
 
In this Christmas meeting talk Andy explains that sometimes words, no matter how eloquent,  just aren't good enough.
Andy Read
Andy Read
23 Dec 12
Take off your cloak     Listen     Download
 
Carl exhorts us to take off the things that hold us back and run to Jesus.

(River members can hear the Words Carl gave to various individuals via the Marlow blog)
Carl Wills
Carl Wills
16 Dec 12
Great Expectations     Listen     Download
 
Geoff examines how Mary reacted to the role God gave her, including how she let His words 'brew' inside her - and encourages us to do the same.
Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson
02 Dec 12
Walking into our calling     Listen     Download
 
Jan examines the early parts of the life of Gideon to demonstrate how we too can move from a position of fear and doubt into fulfilling God's calling as individuals and as a congregation.
Jan Vickers
Jan Vickers
25 Nov 12
Risk and Faith 3     Listen     Download
 
Rev Dave Bull, Rector of All Saints Marlow, with the third in our series on risk and faith. He encourages us to 'feel the fear and do it anyway'.
 
Rev Dave Bull
Rev Dave Bull
18 Nov 12
Risk and Faith 2     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Colin continues our series on risk and faith, encouraging and challenging us to be prepared to look foolish for Jesus' sake.
 
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
04 Nov 12
Risk and Faith     Listen     Download     YouTube clip
 
Vicky asserts that we were created to adventure. Are you ready to take some more risks with God, in the confidence that He is right behind you?
Vicky Earll
Vicky Earll
28 Oct 12
Grace - the burning centre of the Gospel     Listen     Download

Al speaks passionately about how Grace together with Peace are the brand essence of the Gospel. Do we sometimes jump too quickly in judgement, rather than choosing the way of Grace?
 
Al Bullen
Al Bullen
21 Oct 12
A Culture of Honour part 3     Listen    Download
 
Dave speaks once again on the topic of honouring one another - and indeed all those we meet. Keep your love turned on!
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
14 Oct 12
A Culture of Honour part 2     Listen     Download     Slides     YouTube clip
 
Dave further develops our current theme of honour, including what does it mean to be honourable?
 
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
30 Sep 12
Who am I and why am I here?     Listen     Download
 
Colin speaks at Isabella's dedication about these two key life questions which we all face with as we grow out beyond childhood
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
23 Sep 12
A Culture of Honour     Listen     Download     Slides     videoclip1     videoclip2
 
Andy speaks about having a culture of honour in the church, and what this means practically
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
09 Sep 12
What's our mission?     Listen     Download     Slides
 
Dave further develops our "family on a mission" theme (see talk of 29th April) by answering the question: what is our mission anyway?
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
02 Sep 12

Giving     Listen     Download     Mr Bean video

 
Andy uses the Olympics to illustrate this message about giving.

Andy Read
Andy Read 2011

29 Jul 12

The Goodness of God part 2     Listen     Download     Declarations

  

Dave follows up Colin's talk of last week with another look at God's goodness, this time focusing on what Jesus revealed about it.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

22 Jul 12

The Goodness of God     Listen     Download

 

Colin preaches on a subject very close to his heart - God is good (all the time)

Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes

15 Jul 12

Fathers' Day talk     Listen     Download

 

Firstly Al shares on the subject of Fathers' Day; then from Ps:22 & 23 speaks with passion on 'The Lord is my Shepherd'.

Al Bullen
Al Bullen

17 Jun 12

Loving God     Listen     Download

 

Dave exhorts us as individuals and as a congregation to seek to love God more deeply. With some top tips to help in doing so.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

10 Jun 12

Walking in Joy     Listen     Download

 

Vicky encourages us to keep living in God's joy, and gives some tips to help achieve this.

Vicky Earll
Vicky Earll
03 Jun 12

Let's get fat!     Listen     Download

 

Colin brings a message about Hope taking lessons from the life of King David . Let's get fat (in the Spirit) so we can carry an abundance of God's Hope to give away.

Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes

27 May 12

What being a church family means     Listen     Download

 

Dave explains what he sees as the most important elements of being a healthy church family.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

06 May 12

A family on a mission     Listen     Download

 

In his first talk as our leader Dave outlines what he'd like the congregation to being aiming for.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

29 Apr 12

Final thoughts     Listen     Download     Slides

 

This was Pete & Helen's last meeting as leaders of the congregation. Here they review the key messages God gave them for us over the last 4 years.

Pete & Helen D
Pete and Helen Davies

22 Apr 12

Daniel     Listen     Download     Slides

 

Karen presents an overview of Daniel and the impact he had on the kings of Babylon.

Karen Feakin
Karen Feakin

15 Apr 12 

What's your value?     Listen     Download

 

Dave brings an Easter message with a twist.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

08 Apr 12

What Not To Wear     Listen     Download

 

Helen suggests we should all consider a makeover so we are dressed appropriately for the wedding (!)

Helen Davies
Helen Davies

01 Apr 12

Living from a resurrection perspective     Listen     Download     Slides

 

Andrew explains how our expectation of eternity with God should affect us in the here and now.

Andrew Rackstraw
Andrew Rackstraw

25 Mar 12

Speaking to Society with an unintimidated voice     Listen     Download

 

Al exhorts us to stand up for our values and refuse to be intimidated by Society's views on matters like homosexuality and the reality of the Demonic. Also for us to understand the need to communicate the Father heart of God to those who lack a sense of identity.

Al Bullen
Al Bullen

18 Mar 12

What sort of Church do we want to be?     Listen     Download

 

Andy discusses 6 traits by which a healthy church should be characterised.

Andy Read
Andy Read

04 Mar 12

Small Groups     Listen     Download

 

Helen outlines the history of small groups from Moses' time until today, and explains why they are so valuable and how everyone could benefit from being a member of one. 

 

"River" song (and lyrics)

Helen Davies
Helen Davies

26 Feb 12

Fresh Hope     Listen     Download

 

Vicky ditches what she'd prepared, in order to talk about rediscovering God's Hope in our lives in the face of hopeless situations.

Vicky Earll
Vicky Earll

19 Feb 12

Get up and get ready for the new season     Listen     Download

 

Gill applies to our situation the words spoken to Joshua when Moses died: "Arise and cross the Jordan"

Gill Gifford
Gill Gifford

12 Feb 12

A Question of Truth     Listen     Download     Slides

 

Geoff asks: what is truth, and how should we respond to it?

Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson

22 Jan 12

Sharing God's Peace and Love     Listen     Download

 

Colin talks about the impact that knowing and sharing God's peace and love has.

 Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes

08 Jan 12 

Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold     Listen     Download     Slides

 

Andy takes us on a journey from Christmas to Easter.

Andy Read
Andy Read 2011

18 Dec 11
Stop digging!     Listen     Download
 
Christen returns to the theme he spoke on when he first took over leadership of River - that of God's presence.
Christen Forster
Christen Forster
04 Dec 11

John part 7 - The Holy Spirit Our Helper     Listen     Download

 

Helen covers John 10-17, focusing in particular on the role of the Holy Spirit to come along side and help us.

Helen Davies
Helen Davies
20 Nov 11

John part 6 - Three Views of the Cross     Listen     Download

 

Colin speaks from John 18 & 19 about the three themes of the Cross: Atonement, Victory and Love

Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes

06 Nov 11

What love looks like     Listen     Download     Slides     YouTube clip

 

Dave speaks from 1 John 4 about God's amazing love for us.

Dave Jones
Dave Jones

30 Oct 11

John part 5 - The Bread of Life     Listen     Download

 

Jan takes us through John 6 which has the theme of Jesus as the Bread of Life.

Jan Vickers
Jan Vickers

16 Oct 11

John part 4 - Now is the time     Listen     Download

 

...to possess the kingdom. Colin encourages us to be bold and to give those we meet this week a chance to encounter God and to learn about His love.

Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes

09 Oct 11

John part 3 - A Dangerous Intimacy     Listen     Download

 

Christen uses the account of Jesus' meeting with the Samaritan woman to explain God's passion for us to be passionate with Him.

Christen Forster
Christen Forster

02 Oct 11
John part 2 - Getting involved in the Community     Listen     Download
 
Vicky asserts that two vital roles of any church are both being community and engaging with the local community around it.
Vicky Earll
Vicky Earll
25 Sep 11

John part 1     Listen     Download

 

Helen kicks off our new teaching series on the Gospel of John (which will run up to Christmas).

Helen Davies
Helen Davies

18 Sep 11

Marlow congregation weekend away - Rhythms of Hope

 

Please click here to access the talks and see the photos.

Carl Wills
Carl Wills

11 Sep 11

Friendship      Listen     Download     Mindmap

 

Pete speaks about friendship, and in particular the friendship with God that we can enjoy.

Pete Davies
Pete Davies

28 Aug 11

Following in His steps     Listen     Download

 

Milan (from Nepal) speaks from 1 Peter 2 about following in Jesus' steps, learning from Him and listening to Him.

Milan Adhikari
Milan Adhikari

21 Aug 11

Furious Love     Listen     Download     Bible verses

 

Andy & Lina bring a challenge about our response to the fact that God's Word is not a set of mere guidelines but something that can be seen, heard and touched.

Nothing can tear us from the grip of His mighty love. We’ve only glimpsed His vast affection, heard whispers of His heart and passion: it’s pouring down

His love is deep, His love is wide  and it covers us. His love is fierce, His love is strong - it is furious. His love is sweet, His love is wild and it's waking hearts to life

The Father loves and sends His Son; The Son lays down His life for all. He lavishes His love upon us, He calls us now, His sons and daughters: He’s reaching out

Andy & Lina Read
Andy and Lina Read

14 Aug 11

 

An archive of recordings from older Marlow talks (July09-July11) can be found here.

 

An archive of recordings from older Marlow talks (Sept08-July09) can be found here.

 

The catalogue of even older Marlow talks (prior to 7th September 2008) is here.

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