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Talks from Marlow Meetings 2017

This page provides access to audio files of talks recorded at Marlow Sunday meetings this year.

Previous years' talks are also available:    2004-06    2007-08    2008-09    2009-11    2011-13    2014    2015    2016

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Christmas (Eve) Message     Listen     Download
Dave reminds us that God wants to be with us in our messy lives - Jesus came to give His perfect peace to outsiders and those who need forgiveness. Let's make sure we give space for Him this Christmas.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
24 Dec
It's all about Jesus 7: Ask Seek Knock (MW)     Listen     Download     Slides
Colin brings an invitation for all to experience intimacy with Jesus.
Colin Barnes
03 Dec
It's all about Jesus 6: Jesus and the Church     Listen     Download     Slides
Geoff asserts that Jesus must be the one in whom we are rooted, because if this isn’t true then whatever we do as church is no longer authentic and just becomes superficial practice
Geoff Wilson
Geoff Wilson
26 Nov
It's all about Jesus 5: Jesus the Human     Listen     Download
StephenJonny reflects on the truth that Jesus was fully human as well as 100% divine. She then hands over to Stephen, a Whycombe contact, who gives his amazing testimony of a life turned around by God.
Jonquil Ruffell
Jonny Ruffell
19 Nov
It's all about Jesus 4: Legacy in Jesus     Listen     Download
Guest speaker Rob, who works for an organisation called Mercy UK, tells his story of release from anger and depression. What things are you sweeping under the rug, and what would your life look like without them?
Rob Harvie
05 Nov
It's all about Jesus 3: The Mountain and the Hill     
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Dave reflects on what it would have been like to be at Jesus' Transfiguration
Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
29 Oct
It's all about Jesus 2 - The Example of Bartimaeus     Listen     Download
Dave speaks about Bartimaeus the blind beggar, encouraging us to cry out to Jesus for whatever it is that we need, because there is no end to the blessings He wants to give.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
22 Oct
It's all about Jesus 1 - Jesus the Disruptor     Listen     Download     Slides
Andy kicks off our new series 'Just Jesus' with a look at the disruptive nature of his message and ministry, which is just as relevant for us now as it was when He was on the earth in person.
Andy Read
Andy Read
15 Oct
Joy     Listen     Download     Slides
Jonny explores Joy - the fruit of the Spirit that allows us to have hope no matter the difficulty of the situations in which we find ourselves.
Jonquil Ruffell
Jonny Ruffell
08 Oct
Courageous Living     Listen     Download     Slides
Al shares about living courageously, taking a stand, and encourages us to find new ways to connect with God.
Al Bullen
Al 2015
01 Oct
Eco Church Part 3 - Transition Town Marlow     Listen     Download     Slides
Karen reviews why we have been looking at Eco matters over the last three weeks, and then interviews two members of the Marlow Transition Town team, explaining what a Transition Town is and some of the related activities and events they run.
Transition Town reps
Karen Feakin & guests
Karen Feakin
24 Sep
Eco Church Part 2 - The local, The global and our ordinary, everyday lives
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Matt (Tearfund) and Idina (leader of the Servants Community in Southall) each share their Eco Church story and describe some of the aspects of our everyday lives we might consider changing to help become more eco-friendly.
Matt Currey & Idina Dunmore
Matt  Idina
17 Sep
Eco Church part 1 : Caring for the Planet     Listen     Download     Slides
Chloe and Karen introduce our new series looking at the topic of climate change and caring for the planet, and the part we can play in this as individuals and as a local church. How will we respond to the Eco Church challenge?

Videos:  Climate change (according to a kid)
Leonardo de Caprio speech    
The 'Overview' effect      
Chloe & Karen
Chloe and Karen
10 Sep
Caring for one another     Listen     Download
Nigel speaks about pastoral care - and explains why he's preaching in a pair of bright red shoes ;-)
Nigel Stock
Nigel Stock
03 Sep
Galatians 3-4: Inheriting the promises     Listen     Download     Slides
Colin continues our teaching series on Galatians and explains how we inherit God's promises through Sonship, Adoption and Grace.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
23 Jul
Galatians 1-2     Listen     Download
Dave kicks off a 3 week teaching series on Galatians, looking at aspects of the first two chapters.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
09 Jul
Refugee Action     Listen     Download     Slides
Guest speaker Vanessa from All Saints Marlow speaks about she came to set up the Marlow Refugee Action group.
Vanessa Faulkner
Vanessa Faulkner
02 Jul
Reflections on Fathers' Day     Listen     Download     Slides
Phil Stewart and Geoff Wilson each reflect on what it means to them to be a father.
Phil & Geoff
Phil n Geoff
18 Jun
Our history speaks to our future     Listen     Download     Slides
Al speaks from John 15 about the hope we can have for the future and about outrageous grace.
Al Bullen
Al 2015
4 Jun
The God who renews and restores     Listen     Download
Are you feeling spiritually weary? Don't be discouraged, because our Father is a God of renewal and restoration - 'those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength'.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
28 May
Return from Sabbatical     Listen     Download     Prayer 
Dave outlines some of the key things he and Chloe reflected on and learnt whilst on Sabbatical for the last 3 months, and speaks passionately about the need to be on fire for Jesus.

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Dave Jones
Dave Jones 2016
21 May
Life Choices     Listen     Download
How does your Christian commitment affects the choices you make in life, such as choice of employer? Sheila interviews Pete and Ali about their recent career choices. Alison is the Finance Director of Oxfam and Peter is Operations Director of InterHealth.
Pete & Alison Hopkinson
Pete  Ali
14 May
To Boldly Go - Part 9: Malawi     Listen     Download     Slides1     Slides2

Andy & Lina talk about their work through Links International in Malawi, and how God has multiplied the seeds they have planted there in many exciting ways. What seeds does He want us to sow this week?
Andy & Lina Read
Andy and Lina Read
07 May
Living Sacrifice 2: Living in Hope despite the pain     Listen     Download     Slides
Colin outlines some keys to maintaining our hope in the midst of pain: meditate on God’s faithfulness, fix our eyes on Jesus (for He has overcome) and remember God is with you (He still has plans to give you a future)
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
30 Apr
No Fear - Easter Message 2017     Listen     Download
Colin brings a short Easter message with the help of a VERY large balloon! Let's throw ourselves again wholeheartedly into following Jesus.

Anthea reads Crucified Man lyrics (see also here)
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
16 Apr
Living Sacrifice 1: Giving our best despite our feelings
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Colin kicked off a new mini-series: Sacrificial Living - an outdated religious idea, or a path to freedom? Through this series we will be exploring what it means to live sacrificially in the 21st Century.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
09 Apr
To Boldly Go - Part 8: Thailand     Listen     Download     Slides
Val outlines the history of Christianity in Thailand and Burma, and how God prepared the people of the area for the Good News generations before missionaries arrived.
Val Simcock
Val Simcock
02 Apr
Mothering Sunday     Listen     Download 
Anthea and Jonny speak about different aspects of Motherhood.

Video clips:      Mom's Song     Thorns In The Straw     Do you believe what I believe
Anthea Wratten & Jonny Ruffell
Anthea  Jonny
26 Mar
To Boldly Go (Part 7) was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of parts of the content. Paul & Grace G0lf 19 Mar
To Boldly Go (Part 6)     Listen     Download     Slides
John & Nuala recount how they met in Hong Kong and tell us about their involvement with YWAM and Jackie Pullinger; and Sue Exelby tells us about Shammah House Ministries via video.

Click here for Hong Kong travel guide video     

Sue Exelby/Shammah House Ministries 2017:

John & Nuala Richards
John and Nuala
12 Mar
The Mission of God - Part 1     Listen     Download     Slides

Colin kicks off a new 3 part teaching series and summarises the Good News using the acronym FIRE: God *F*athered us and wants to Father us all; we chose *I*ndependence; Jesus *R*econciles us back to the Father; and The Spirit *E*mpowers us.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
05 Mar
To Boldly Go (Part 5)     Listen     Download     Slides
Julian and Annie recount the journey that led them from the Thames Valley to Northern Mozambique via Lesotho, and encourage us all to keep up a mission focus.
Julian & Annie Bullen
Julian and Annie Bullen
26 Feb
To Boldly Go (Part 4)    Listen    Download    Slides
Mission When We’re Worlds Apart. Dave asks 2 key questions about our attitude to mission: is your map big enough? Will you go, send or pass?
Dave Vann
Dave Vann
19 Feb
To Boldly Go (Part 3) was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of parts of the content.
Andrew& Mavis 12 Feb
To Boldly Go (Part 2)     Listen     Download     Slides     Video1     Video2
Ian and Liz share about trips they have made recently to South Africa and Mexico, telling us about the contacts and local churches they linked with, and about some of the challenges the communities in those places face.
Ian & Liz Linton
Ian  Liz
05 Feb
To Boldly Go (Part 1)     Listen     Download     Slides
All the members of the Dipper family (Andy, Emma Jessie, Charlie and Polly) help to kick off our new teaching series in which we will be looking at mission and why it is so important to our Christian walk. Andy is Principal of All Nations Christian College, Ware.

In future weeks we will be profiling the countries where we have River Church links and inviting the people who champion those to come and speak. 

Dipper family
Links to:  All Nations College     Jessie Dipper music 
Andy Dipper
& family
Andy Dipper
29 Jan
Being Salt & Light     Listen     Download     Slides
Al challenges us to seek to be salt and light to everyone we encounter. How much compassion can we carry, and what trace do we leave behind as we go through life? 
Al Bullen
Al 2015
22 Jan
Apologies that Dave's New Year talk wasn't recorded
  08 Jan