• 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

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 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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  • If You Love Me You Will Keep My Commandments

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2021

    We can show our love for Christ if we do what He wants us to do. In other words if we keep his commands

    Sermon on John 14:15-21 I would like to comment on one verse from our lesson this morning and the verse can be found John 14:23 where Jesus says: If you love me you will keep my commandments (Jn 14:15) Story: Girolamo Savonarola At the very start of his ministry/, Savonarola noticed an elderly more

  • The Triumphal Entry Into Jeruslaem

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2021
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    This is so well preached on that I would like to ask the question: Why did Jesus not tell the disciples the name of the owner/owners of the Donkey

    EMB 28-03-2021 “On a donkey, you must be kidding!” Luke 21:28-44 Often there’s more to a story than meets the human eye. And our Gospel reading in Luke 21 is no exception. Indeed this is a story related in all four Gospels, which is unusual. We have the Synoptic Gospels Matthew Mark and Luke more

  • Nicodemus Meets Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2021

    When Nicodemus meets Jesus, Jesus tosses him a spiritual hand grenade . You must be born again

    EMB HC 14-03-2021 A report in the newspaper CoventryLive 19th Dec 2020 ran this article Che Williams was using his magnetic fishing rod in an attempt to find an old rod he had once lost in that area of the river. Instead, he ended up pulling up a hand grenade. He pulled up 18 more, as well as more

  • If You Want To Walk On Water You Have To Get Out Of The Boat

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2020

    In recent days, our Government has been locking down Churches in order to contain the spread of the CoVid -19m Virus. Instead of despair, I see a revolution in our missioning

    Sermon: If you want to walk on water, you better get out of the boat! Mt 14: 22-33: 1. Introduction: I would like to focus on two particular verses from our Gospel reading today. They occur in the middle of the story of Jesus walking on the water. The disciples have run into a storm on the more

  • Jesus Was Asked "should We Pay Our Taxes?"

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2020

    Jesus is in a Catch 22 position when he is asked "should we pay taxes to Caesar or not", See how he deals with it and what effect this can have on our lives

    Sermon: Story: A man came to an Anglican Church and asked to see the Vicar. “Vicar,” he said, “My dog died and I would like a Christian burial for him.” The Vicar said, “I’m sorry to hear about your dog, but we Anglicans don’t do funerals for dogs. You might try the Baptist church down the more

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