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Recent Talks

13th May 2018

Hebrews 1 - a talk by Graham Archer

Karen Mills reads the first chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews, and then Graham Archer expounds mainly the first three verses, in connection with the first chapter of Paul's Letter to the Colossians and also chapter 4 of the Gospel according to John.
The reading takes three-and-a-half minutes.
Graham's talk then takes 24 minutes, followed by two-and-a-half minutes of prayer.

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22nd April 2018

What is an Eco Church? A talk by Gill Palmer

Gill first outlines the biblical basis for caring for the environment and then explains how the Christian environmental group A Rocha ( gives churches pointers to being more eco-friendly - and even get a badge!

Apologies for technical glitches causing the occasional loss of a word or two.
23 mins

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25th March 2018

The Easter Message Today - a talk by Gail Phillip

In this extensive talk at the 6pm evening service, Gail discusses how words that the church uses to explain Christianity can often be misunderstood, or not understood at all. It is ever more important to explain the Easter Message in words that everyone can understand.
Unfortunately some technical glitches have caused one or two words to get lost. For instance the word that begins "pr" is "propitiation", as will become clear as Gail speaks.
54 minutes.

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25th March 2018

25 years of KMCC - Palm Sunday - a talk by Roger Turner

Revd. Roger Turner, former vicar of St. John's, looks back to 25 years ago when he and many lay members of the church founded Knights' Meadow Community Church in what was then the new estate in Kenilworth; he then looks forward to what KMCC offers today, and then after 11 minutes he focuses on what Jesus did on Palm Sunday and Holy Week, leading to the Cross and the Resurrection.
27 minutes.

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11th March 2018

Sent Out. To whom? A talk by Gail Phillip

Gail starts her talk with a story of an expectation of a message from God - the Gospel - and then after referring to Matthew 28:16-20 and Luke 10:5-7, she talks about hospitality and "people of peace" - people open to a message about God.
32 minutes.

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11th February 2018

Sent Out. Where are they being sent to? A talk by Gail Philip

Jesus sends out 70 (or 72) disciples: but where are they being sent to? Where is he sending us? The readings are Luke 10:1-4, Matthew 10: 5-6 and Matt. 28: 19
36 minutes.

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