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  • Revd. Martin Dale

    Contributing sermons since Jul 9, 2001
Revd. Martin's church

East Marshlands - Diocese of Ely
Tilney St. Lawrence, UK, *Province/Other PE34 4QQ
+441664434878

About Revd. Martin
  • Education: 1968-1972 Charterhouse 1973-1976 University of London, Chelsea College 1999-2001 Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford
  • Experience: 1976 BSc. in Chemistry 1981 European Patent Attorney 1982 Chartered Patent Agent 2001-2003 Curate in the Stiffkey-Bale Benefice and Briningham Association; 2003 - 2007 Priest in Charge in the Benefice of New Romney with Old Romney and Midley, The Benefice of St Mary;’s Bay with St Mary in the Marsh and Ivychurch and the Benefice of Dymchurch with Burmarsh and Newchurch; 2007-2010 Priest in Charge of South West Framland Group 2010 Vicar of East Marshland Benefice In Ely Diocese
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please pray before reading any of them to see if the Lord is speaking to you from what I have written. If so, give Him the glory - and do it!! If you have any comments that could constructively add to what I have said, please e-mail me at mndale@aol.com. It is a great encouragement when I hear from people.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Series on Abraham Prayer (based on Richard Foster’s book on Prayer)
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A vicar was retiring after 25 years in the parish. As he came to clear out his bedroom he found a small bowl with 5 eggs and £1,000 pounds in. Baffled he called his wife and said: Darling, what is this little basket under the bed with five eggs and £1,000 in. "Oh " she said " I must confess that everytime you preach a bad sermon I put an egg in the basket" Secretly the vicar was pleased: "Not bad five bad sermons in 25 years" he thought: "And what about the £1,000?" "Well every time got a dozen I sold them
  • Family: Wife Maddy Children Jonny, Chris and Jeremy
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Seems to like them (or is it me she likes!)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. Ask the Lord what you feel he wants you to say in your sermon. 2. Write it down in a single sentence. 3. Once you have written the sermon ask yourself if each new idea or story in your sermon illuminates the point - or if it leads down a rabbit warren. If the latter - delete ruthlessly. Perhaps the mistranslation of 1 Cor. 13:1 (KJV) might not be so wide of the mark as one might think: "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels but have not CLARITY, I am become as sounding
  • Books that have had an impact: Christian Leaders of the 18th Century - JC Ryle Happiest People on Earth - Demos Shakharian The Heavenly Man - Brother Yun
  • Hobbies: A Bernese Mountain dog!
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: We are here for the Great Commission (Mt 28:16-20)
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When preaching in St. Michael’s Catwick, a bird threatened to dive-bomb me!
  • What I want on my tombstone: That his ambition in life was to be a faithful minister of the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • Understanding Justice And Mercy

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2021
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    As we consider the call of John and look forward at Christmas to the birth of Christ, let us look at the content of God’s message to us God knew exactly what he was doing when he sent Jesus to this earth. The Cross wasn’t a “horrible misjudgement” Rather the reason Jesus came into this world ...read more

  • He Who Has The Son Has It All

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2020
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    I wrote this at the end of 2014 Fourteen years from the Millennium seemed a long time and now we are into a new year – again!! I have spent much of last week preparing to lead a pilgrimage to Israel – a new experience for me. And with the new it is good to recall the old. Our Gospel reading is ...read more

  • Road To Emmaus - The Good Samaritan Inn

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2020
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    The Road to Emmaus The scene: A table in the Inn in Emmaus – with a big sign on the Table saying “The Good Samaritan Inn in Emmaus” Luke and Cleopas seated around a Table Cleopas and Luke start talking: Cleopas: Luke, Where’s he gone – he was standing right there and puff - He just ...read more

  • Norman Vincent Peale On Spreading Love

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
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    Norman Vincent Peale wrote this: "Ralston Young carries bags for a living but his real job is living the spirit of Christ as a porter in one of the world's greatest railway stations. One day he was asked to take a little old lady to her train. She was in a wheel chair so he took her down ...read more

  • Story: Some Years Ago, I Attended Called A ...

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2013
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    Story: Some years ago, I attended called a conference called “Spring Harvest at Work” in Sheffield (in November 1998). And what was memorable for me was that the conference organisers sprang a surprise interviewee on us – Jim Bakker- a pariah in the Evangelical community. Indeed he was ...read more