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Talks from Maidenhead Meetings - 2015

This page provides access to audio files of talks recorded at Maidenhead Sunday meetings. To listen online click on the 'listen' link. To download the file, right-click the relevant link and 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...'.
 
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SUBJECT SPEAKER DATE
Jesus Brings... Hope     Listen     Download

The third in our Advent series, Andrew shows how Jesus brings hope in to all our circumstances.
Andrew Rackstraw
Andrew Rackstraw
13 Dec 15
Jesus Brings... Contentment     Listen     Download     Slides

Simon discusses how happy we are, both globally and in the UK, based on government standards! He focusses on five of these standards with a Christian slant, and gives examples of happiness and contentment from the bible and the real world.
Simon Tempest
Simon Tempest
06 Dec 15
Jesus Brings... Transformation     Listen     Download

Jon King shares his personal story about transformation in his life and Linda Southwood tells us how we can begin the transformation process to a closer relationship with God. She invites us to enter the Throne Room!
Jon King and Linda Southwood
Linda Southwood
29 Nov 15
Hallmarks of the Kingdom     Listen     Download

Andy reminds us that the Kingdom of Heaven is here, now and it can be recognised by 6 hallmarks which speak of its authenticity:  relationship, transformation, authority, mission, acceptance and forgiveness
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
22 Nov 15
Talking Jesus     Listen     Download

Recent research has shown the most people come to know Jesus because a friend shared  their faith with them.  If we are to live out our vision of giving everyone in Maidenhead tangible, relevant and life changing encounters with Jesus then we need to start talking Jesus!

Ceri gave out a booklet detailing the research - there are copies still available and you can collect one next Sunday if you were not at this meeting.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
08 Nov 15
Hope   Listen   Download

Ceri tells us how and why we should hope and also talks about the search for a new permanent home for the Maidenhead congregation.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
01 Nov 15
Christians Against Poverty     Listen     Download     Slides

John Price from Christians Against Poverty explains the work of the charity. Through Matthew 25 verses 31-47 we are called to help the poor and CAP are making a huge difference in people's lives and showing them the love of Christ.

There is a short break during this talk where the microphone failed.  Please accept our apologies.
John Price
John Price
25 Oct 15
Our Values - Part 3 - Love and Openness     Listen     Download

Colin concludes our mini series exploring our GOLD Values.  This week he explores the dynamic power of God and the impact it can have on people's lives, particularly those who don't yet know Jesus.
 
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
18 Oct 15
Our Values - Part 2 - Love and Openness     Listen     Download

Colin talks about love and openness. Love is so important to our lives and shapes who we are and who we become. Not everything is how God intended, and God will work tirelessly through us to put it right, if we let Him.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
11 Oct 15
Our Values - Part 1 - Goodness and Openness     Listen     Download

In the first part of three part series, Colin talks about our values and GOLD: Goodness, Openness, Love and Dynamic Power. What do these mean to us? How do we weave these values into our lives?
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
04 Oct 15
Be Courageous     Listen     Download

Miriam Swaffield works for Fusion helping churches and students up and down the country to fuel the student mission movement.  She challenges us to be courageous and bring God's radical love in to our communities.
Miriam Swaffield
Miriam Swaffield
27 Sep 15
Bringing Life     Listen     Download

Ceri talks with Heike West and James Clarry about the ways River Church is bringing life in the Larchfield Estate through Larchfield Ladybirds and Messy Church
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
20 Sep 15
Ignite My Summer 5     Listen     Download

Laura Vann describes her journey with Jesus. She touches on many areas among which are what we can expect in the future. The generally accepted view of Revelation's message - that times will get a lot worse before Jesus comes - contrasts with Matthew's gospel where Jesus gave a more hopeful vision of the future if we follow Him. Jesus is waiting to come into all our lives and we are here to spread the good news, and thereby bring Heaven to Earth.
Laura Vann
Laura Vann
06 Sep 15
Ignite My Summer 4     Listen     Download

Gill Clark talks about the call to greater intimacy with God, positively seeking His presence through silent contemplation. Through this process we find ourselves being challenged and motivated to change our ungodly behaviour.  This change can be hard so we need to be brave, reach in to God, who takes us beyond ourselves into grace.

At the end of Gill's talk she played You Make Me Brave.  You can listen to it here
Gill Clark
Gill Clark
30 Aug 15
Lost and Found     Listen     Download

Nigel explores the Luke 15 parables of the lost sheep, coin and son. He challenges us to consider that we are called to extend the same grace to others as Jesus extended to us.
Nigel Rivers
Nigel Rivers
23 Aug 15
Ignite My Summer 3     Listen     Download

Be the real you - Zoe found the real her through Ignite.  Find out how you can do the same by being transparent, unafraid, passionate and loved.
Zoe Dacre
Zoe Dacre
16 Aug 15
Ignite My Summer 2     Listen     Download

Many of us have feelings of insignificance and question our identity and as a result never meet our full potential.  Anne draws on her own experience with God to talk about the importance of of truly knowing how much we are valued by our Father and our understanding identity in Christ.
Anne Burgess
Anne Burgess Small
9 Aug 15
Ignite My Summer 1     Listen     Download

Get in the car and we'll get ready on the way! If you feel as if your fears are holding you back in your relationship with Jesus or you just aren't ready yet, then listen as Ben shares his story of letting go of his concerns, trusting God and the blessings that has brought.
Ben Wells
Ben Wells
2 Aug 15
Look Love Live     Listen     Download

Look on the face of Christ, love everyone you meet and live like Heaven is near.  These are the key aims of River Church.  If you are stuck wondering just how to do that, Colin gives some great advice for our daily lives.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
19 Jul 15
Testimony Sunday     Listen     Download

Listen to the some great stories about what God is doing in the lives of our church family.  From small answers to prayer to life changing stories of family restoration, God is at work!
The congregation 05 Jul 15
Your Word is a lamp to my feet     Listen     Download

Al shares part of his own journey; when times come when he is not sure where to go he remembers words from scripture and song - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path.    

In this talk Al refers to the song "Your Word is a Lamp Unto My feet" and Angela King sings it at both the beginning and the end.  For licencing reasons we are unable to include the song in this recording.  You may view a recording of Amy Grant and Michael W Smith singing it here.
Al Bullen
Al Bullen
28 Jun 15
Fear: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly     Listen     Download     Slides

Terry talks about the types of fear, where bad fear comes from, how we can deal with it and know that we do not need to fear because God is with us - always.

Our apologies for the poor audio quality of this recording. For the Bible verses, please refer to the slides.
Terry Murphy
Terry Murphy
21 Jun 15
Supernatural Living From Obedient Giving     Listen     Download     Slides

2014 was a year of great giving in Maidenhead, enabling us to start many new initiatives.  When we trust God and live generously, we are able to go so much further than we could imagine, both as a church and as individuals. Ceri gives an update on the finances in 2014, looking ahead to 2015 and encourages us to continue being a generous church.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
14 Jun 15
Heartlife - Part 4: Where Do We Stand?     Listen     Download

Ceri concludes the Heartlife series. She examines how we need to cross the line from ineffective to effective behaviour. She demonstrates what that looks like and invites us to cross that line knowing that is what God wants of us.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
07 Jun 15
Heartlife - Part 3: Why We Do The Things We Do     Listen     Download

In the third part of the Heartlife series, Andy explains how our behaviours are influenced by our past experiences.
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
31 May 15
Heartlife - Part 2: Living above and below the line     Listen     Download     Slides

In part 2 of our Heartlife series Ceri looks at what it means to live above the line, from a place of humility and love rather than below the line, from a place of pride and fear.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
24 May 15
Heartlife - Part 1: The Journey of the Heart     Listen     Download     Slides

Ceri continues the Heartlife series which Andy Read introduced last week at River Together. This is the first of four parts teaching us how to live life out of God's heart with a renewed mind and mature character.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
17 May 15
Wider Perspectives - Politics    Listen     Download

Simon Tempest chairs a discussion with John Richards and Wisdom da Costa.  Both are running in elections this coming week, John for local councillor and Wisdom as local councillor and MP.  They come from different political perspectives but both encourage us to vote based on our faith and to recognise the importance of Christians getting involved with politics.
Various 03 May 15
Wider Perspectives - Touching the World     Listen     Download

Julian continues our wider perspectives series, looking at what we can do in prayer and practically to make a difference in our world.
Julian Bullen
Julian Bullen
26 Apr 15
Wider Perspectives - Touching Jesus     Listen    Download     Slides

Julian looks at the like life of Jesus considering how he touched such a wide variety of communities and gave us a pattern and a path to follow. The significance is that with the Holy Spirit empowering us we can be like him. His life leaves us with lots of questions and challenges us to face outward.
Julian Bullen
Julian Bullen
19 Apr 15
Wider Perspectives - The Road to Jericho     Listen     Download

The first in our new series looking the impact Christians can have outside of our immediate neighbourhood.  This week Jessica Hall of Christian Aid uses the story of the Good Samaritan to help us consider who is our neighbour
Jessica Hall
Jessica Hall
12 Apr 15
Easter Sunday - A Day of Hope     Listen     Download

Andy Read shares the hope that is found in the death and resurrection of Jesus, whether that is for today or for eternity.
Andy Read
Andy Read 2011
05 Apr 15
Palm Sunday     Listen     Download

Terry Murphy talks about Palm Sunday and its significance. We follow the events of the week up to the Last Supper and how Jesus continued his teaching even as he knew he was about to die.

Due to technical problems, not all of this talk was successfully recorded.
Terry Murphy
Terry Murphy
29 Mar 15
Higher Perspectives     Listen     Download

Are you drawing the wrong conclusions about yourself, your life and your circumstances?  What about if you took a higher perspective and looked at things the way Father God sees them?  Ceri explains how we limit ourselves when we take a lower perspective and shows us how to take a higher one.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
15 Mar 15
Jesus says Yes .....and No     Listen     Download

Nigel Rivers challenges us to think differently about the things that are important.  Do we want to be like the Pharisees or do want to be like Jesus?
Nigel Rivers
Nigel Rivers
08 Mar 15
Hearing God     Listen     Download

Roger Ellis teaches us about hearing God, but not just hearing God, also seeing and feeling God's presence as well as being aware of the miracle of God's handiwork all around us.
Roger Ellis
Roger Ellis
01 Mar 15
What is the Bible? Part 3 Revelation     Listen     Download   Slides

Colin Barnes concludes the series looking at how wrestling with the Bible can bring revelation and grow our understanding of our faith, who we are in Christ and the nature of God.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
22 Feb 15
What is the Bible? Part 2 Inspiration     Listen     Download     Slides

Colin Barnes continues the 3 part series examining the crucial question: What is the Bible?  This week he looks at the Inspiration of the Bible: what inspired it and how it can inspire us?
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
15 Feb 15
What is the Bible? Part 1 Authority     Listen     Download     Slides

Colin Barnes begins a new 3 part series examining the crucial question: What is the Bible?  This week he looks at the Authority of the Bible and what that means for us today.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
08 Feb 15
Vision     Listen     Download
 
Ceri talks about the activities  and growth inside and outside the church in 2014 bringing Christ's love to all of us. She looks forward to 2015 and the possibility of a new home.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
01 Feb 15
Testimony Sunday     Listen     Download
 
In our first Testimony Sunday of 2015 the stories of what God is doing in people's lives just keep coming.
The congregation 15 Jan 15
Principles for Prayer     Listen     Download

Suzanne encourages into a deeper relationship with the Lord through some principles for prayer. There is no right or wrong way to pray, but understanding who we are in Christ, and the authority we have been given, are key. If you would like to learn more then join the Prayer Course starting 2nd Feb.
Suzanne Ferrett
Suzanne Ferrett
18 Jan 15