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Maidenhead Talks - 2016

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...'.
 
If you want to access talks from earlier years click here: 2004-2008    Aug08-Jul11    2011-2013    2014 2015
 

SUBJECT SPEAKER DATE
Advent Series Part 3 - Joy     Listen     Download
 
Colin tells us of the shepherds who were told by angels of the coming Messiah and they went to Bethlehem and found Jesus in the manger. The shepherds returned, full of ‘JOY’, praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as they had been told. Our Joy does not depend on our circumstances; Joy is like an underground stream that keeps on flowing.
Colin Barnes
11 Dec 16
Advent Series Part 2 - Love and Peace     Listen     Download
 
At this advent time Mike tells us of God’s ‘Love’ beyond knowledge and ‘Peace’ beyond understanding, God’s Love is not dependent on what ‘WE’ do. Jesus didn’t come to make God’s love possible but he came to make it visible, both in the stable and on the cross.
Mike Holt
04 Dec 16
Advent Series Part 1 - Hope     Listen     Download

In the first of this Advent series Karen shares her thoughts and feelings about ‘Hope’. What is Hope and who needs Hope? Why can we have Hope; and how can we keep in that Hope? Not just Hope for ourselves but for other people (This talk includes an inspirational message from Jan Vickers).
Karen Weir-Couper
27 Nov 16
Living Water Series - An Overview of the Series     Listen     Download
 
Ceri concludes the 13 week series with an overview of what we feel we have learnt as a church. This Evangelism thing is not about the ‘big things’ we do but about the daily joy of sharing Jesus and being ‘Him’ around people.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
13 Nov 16
Living Water Series - Heart Felt Conversations     Listen     Download
 
Andy refers to John 4, the story of Jesus and the woman at the well. Taking a more detailed look at the conversation that took place and the drivers of behaviour, using the Heartlife indicator. What can we learn from the way Jesus talks and responds to the woman?
Andy Read
06 Nov 16
Living Water Series - Talking Jesus     Listen     Download
 
Laurence makes a welcome second visit to River Maidenhead this year and refers again to the ‘Talking Jesus’ survey. Laurence shares that we are not always very good at making the gospel message clear. He asks us to think about how we ensure that are conversations are ‘Good Conversations’ and show that in Jesus we have a compelling hope.
Laurence Singlehurst
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30 Oct 16
Living Water Series - Be Strong in Order to Serve     Listen     Download
 
Nigel refers to Ephesians 3 and encourages us to be strong in order to serve, serve others and serve the world. We are called to make a statement in the heavenly wisdom’s through Love, Faith and Serving. Our calling in God is so much bigger than we give it credit for.
Nigel Rivers
Nigel Rivers
23 Oct 16
Living Water Series - Salt and Light     Listen     Download
 
Al talks about Salt and Light and refers to Matthew 5, verses 14 to 16, we can’t stop being ‘Light’ and ‘an agent of change’. When we honour what is good, we have the platform to speak about what is wrong and be heard.
Al Bullen
16 Oct 16
What Is the Gospel? Part 3 - Good News for Today     Listen     Download
 
In the final part of this series Colin asks us to consider the cross and God’s victory over everything. Our God is NOT about anger and revenge; but the cross has freed us from sin and saved us through salvation. We carry the ‘Good News’ and that is how we should walk and talk.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
09 Oct 16
What Is the Gospel? Part 2 - The Faithfulness of God     Listen     Download
 
Colin looks at the faithfulness of God with readings from the Apostles Paul and John. The ‘Good News’ is GOOD! God promised to bless the whole world. God loves everybody and wants to abundantly bless everybody. God has a great plan for us all when we persevere in our faith and trust in Him.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
02 Oct 16
What Is the Gospel? Part 1 - Fifty Shades of Grace     Listen     Download
 
In part 1 of this 3 part series Colin exposes ways we communicate the Gospel clumsily. The Good News is that God never distances Himself from us and judgement is NOT black and white. We were created for Glory!
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
25 Sep 16
Living Water Series - 'Let It Live'     Listen     Download
 
Ceri continues on the Living Water series from John chapter 4 and asks us to consider three questions. 1-Do you really believe the water is living?, 2-Are you drinking enough of it?, and 3-How can you drink more?
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
11 Sep 16
Who Does God Say You Are?     Listen     Download
 
Angela reflects on her recent completion of the ‘Ignite’ discipleship course and in particular two talks given by Gill Stott. Sons or Orphans, do we know our identity as Sons/Daughters of God, or are we living  with an orphan mindset? Prince or Pauper, do we know our true identity as royalty? Both topics challenging us to examine what we believe, and if we are aligned with who God says we are.
Angela King
04 Sep 16
Transformed for Service     Listen     Download
 
Mike tells us of Simon Peter and how God transformed him from fisherman to a ‘fisher of men’, a disciple of Jesus. Mike asks us to consider four challenges, are we prepared to be followers; be transformed; immerse ourselves in Jesus' teaching and keep on receiving the Holy Spirit?
Mike Holt
Mike Holt
28 Aug 16
God's Perfect Timing - Can Take a Long Time!     Listen     Download

Bee shares her experiences of God working in her life during some tough and uncertain times, emphasising three main points: God keeps His promises; Faith through relationships; and Fulfilled or Unfulfilled?
Belinda Dixon
Belinda Dixon
21 Aug 16
Life Lessons from Me     Listen     Download
 
Andi refers to Hebrews 12 verse 1 and shares an authentic and sincere overview of her four “Life Lessons”. 1-Be a Why Not person; 2- Be an Overcomer; 3-Be Happy in the Now; and 4-Share your Faith in your own Unique Way.
Andi Boultwood
Andi Boutwood
14 Aug 16
A Mind in Love with God     Listen     Download
 
Dave refers to verse 16 in 1 Corinthians 2 “For who has known the mind of the lord, that he will instruct him? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST”. How do we access it? How do we love God with all of our mind?
 
Dave Vann
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07 Aug 16
Testimony Sunday - Share your Stories     Listen     Download
 
Church share their stories and talk about recent opportunities at Maidenhead Festival.
 
Various
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24 July 16
Living Water Series - Who is this Jesus?     Listen     Download
 
Chris refers to the recent Talking Jesus survey where only 60% of people questioned accepted Jesus was a real person. Who is this Jesus? Chris looks at the evidence; His teachings; His works; His conquest of death; His appearances after resurrection and His love, mercy and grace. We can eliminate all the impossibilities. 
Chris Greenslade
17 July 16
Living Water Series - Jesus in the Workplace     Listen     Download
 
Jonathan shares about his opportunities to share about Jesus in his workplace, in the early days he had opportunities to share his faith but did not. However, over a period of 12 years his work colleague’s behaviour changed as they became more open to him sharing and praying with them. Jonathan encourages us to think about building authentic relationships in the workplace and to be bringers of hope.
Jonathan Davies
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10 July 16
Living Water Series - Celebrate     Listen     Download
 
Ceri continues on the Living Water series from John chapter 4 and shares about a mission outreach initiative recently carried out in Reading, where 1,600 people have come to know our Lord. A nation will not be saved by ‘Good Works’ alone, good works gives us the right to speak out. We must celebrate the risk we take to share our faith and bring our own stories of God’s goodness and love to people we meet.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
03 July 16
RiverFest 16 recordings     Go to download page Julian  Sarah 24-26 Jun
Living Water Series - Look, Love, Live     Listen     Download
 
Colin refers to John 7 verse 37; rivers of Living Water bringing life wherever we go; our gospel is shaped by Good News. Our message is Good; our message is Open; our message is Love; our message is Dynamic.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
19 June 16
Living Water Series - The Servant Queen     Listen     Download
 
As we celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Ceri asks us to reflect on what an incredible role model the Queen is and the effect of her life on our Nation over many years. The Queen's amazing sense of duty to the Nation and to God, consistency of character, commitment to sacrifice and her concern for others; today we are honouring a woman who has honoured Jesus.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
12 June 16
Living Water Series - Talking Jesus     Listen     Download
 
Laurence worked in Youth With a Mission from 1976 to 2003 and is currently Director of Cell UK. His particular passion is equipping churches to reach their communities. Lawrence shares his fascinating and inspiring insights into the recent Talking Jesus survey: what do people REALLY think about us and Jesus?
Laurence Singlehurst 
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05 June 16
Living Water Series - Spiritual Thirst     Listen     Download
 
Ceri introduces a new series entitled 'Living Water'. She refers to John, chapter 4 (Jesus and the Woman at the Well) and asks us to consider ‘Spiritual Thirst’. As we drink daily of Him, we become like an artesian well, full of Living Water.....
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
29 May 16
Re-Digging Old Wells - Finding New Wells     Listen     Download
 
Andy refers to Isaac, re-digging the old Wells in Genesis 26, verses 12 to 19. God still has a purpose for the ‘Old Wells’ in our community. God knows the things that may have blocked our wells and He wants to clear them. We are all here to be used as His Wells and we are loved even more than we know.
Andy Read
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22 May 16
The Shepherd's Way Part 3 - "Hope in the Valley"     Listen     Download

Jan brings us part 3 of “The Shepherds Way”, from Psalm 23 verse 4 entitled “Hope in the Valley”. What valley are we and our loved ones walking through at the moment? It is very important to know that we have hope, we do not walk alone, and the Good Shepherd is leading the way.
Jan Vickers
Jan Vickers
08 May 16
The Shepherd's Way Part 2 - "Surely?....Surely!"     Listen     Download
 
Mike brings us part 2 of “The Shepherd's Way”, from Psalm 23, verse 6, entitled "Surely?....Surely!". We have a 100 percent certainty that His goodness and loving-kindness will follow us all the days of our life. Mike asks us to encourage each other to connect, to grow and to serve.
Mike Holt
Mike Holt
01 May 16
The Shepherd's Way Part 1 - "Know Me"     Listen     Download
 
Rachel begins part 1 of a 3 part series, “The Shepherd's Way” from Psalm 23, entitled “Know Me”. She looks at verses 1 to 3 and the characteristics of “The Shepherd”. You know who you are when you know who God is, WE are His sheep.
Rachel Smith
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24 Apr 16
Financial Overview 2015     Listen     Download     Slides 
 
Ceri gives a short financial review of Maidenhead Church finances. She tells us of the amazing generous giving by the congregation in 2015 and encourages us to keep giving generously. Ceri also informs us of a Church initiative coming up on the 9th to 15th May, “Thy Kingdom Come”, a week of prayer, intercession and prayer walking in Maidenhead.
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
17 Apr 16
A Tale of Two Marathons     Listen     Download
 
Steve tells us how he ran two London Marathons in 1987 and 1990 and as an ‘unsure’ believer, how significant things were happening in his life during this time. On the day before the second marathon, during registration in London, he took a trip to Somerset House, only to find out that he was adopted. Steve refers to Ephesians, “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ” and how another marathon, a spiritual journey began....
Steve Briggs
Steve Briggs
10 Apr 16
Don't put me in a box!     Listen     Download
 
Nigel tells us that we have to open our doors and take risks to share the gospel. Not to think how people might be and place them in a box. Paul tells us in Galatians; “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free man, male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Grasp those dangerous opportunities, faith by itself is nothing if not accompanied by deeds, we need to embrace people as people.
Nigel Rivers
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03 Apr 16
The Day that Changed Everything     Listen     Download
 
This Easter Sunday, Colin dons a costume and tells us the story of Cleopas on ‘The Day that Changed Everything’. Could it really be true? Jesus resurrected? It is the only thing that makes sense...a world turned upside down and right side up, in one day!
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
27 Mar 16
Testimony Sunday     Listen     Download

Hear what God has done in the lives of people in our church. Through God and His love they have had transformation in their lives from small ways to huge awakenings. ONLY GOD can turn a Mess into a Message; a Trial into a Triumph and a Test into a Testimony.
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13 Mar 16
What is the Church? The Army of God     Listen     Download
 
Anne talks about the Army of God and a ‘Battle Strategy’ for fighting a battle in faith. Making wise decisions about what to fight for; be ready (Trained); stand together in the battle. Stand firm and have patience; do not waver; not reacting to our circumstances but taking control over our circumstances. In ALL things, know that the Lord is on our side.
Anne Burgess
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06 Mar 16
Rivers of Life     Listen     Download
 
Mark established Speakers of Life in 2009 as a prophetic training network and is part of the leadership team at St Lukes, Newcastle. A professor in Dermatology, Mark travels to many parts of the world speaking both on the prophetic and as a well known scientist. Mark has also been a regular speaker on the IGNITE course.
Mark Birch-Machin PhD
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28 Feb 16
What is the Church? We are Totally Devoted
  
Apologies - We regret that due to technical problems only the last 30% of the message was recorded.
 
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
21 Feb 16
What is the Church? The Temple of God     Listen     Download

Colin talks about the Church described as The Temple of God. A holy place, the house of God, set apart, where we find peace, sacrificial acceptance and favour. Referring to Ephesians 2, WE are the place of His presence, the dwelling place of God. WE are God’s love idols, His temple, where heaven touches earth.
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes
14 Feb 16
Vision Sunday     Listen     Download
 
Ceri asks us to consider what we see River Church Maidenhead looking like at the end of 2016... How do we grow? Do we just accept the status-quo, be comfortable in our sheltered harbour or do we get out on the high seas? And she launches the vision for the Miracle Building - will you stand up and be a part of it?
Ceri Davies
Ceri Davies
07 Feb 16
What is the Church? The Bride of Christ     Listen     Download
 
Gill talks about the Church described as The Bride of Christ. Jesus as the bridegroom and us as co-workers in Him; He has sacrificially and lovingly chosen the Church to be His Bride. We should celebrate, like in a wedding celebration, our relationship with our Father God, He created us with the purpose of intimacy.
Gill Clark
Gill Clark
31 Jan 16
What is the Church? A Family     Listen     Download
 
Ben explores the relationships between our Father God and each other that make us a family.
Ben Wells
Ben Wells
24 Jan 16
What is the Church? The Body of Christ     Listen     Download
 
Dave asks us to consider what the The Body of Christ is. He highlights 3 points; 1) A Body is more than a collection of individual parts; 2) A body is painfully connected; 3) A body cannot survive without a head.
Dave Vann
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10 Jan 16
Testimony Sunday     Listen     Download

Hear what God has done in the lives of people in our church. Through God and His love they have had transformation in their lives from small ways to huge awakenings. God is here.
Various
Share your story
03 Jan 16
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