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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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  • The Church At Pergamum

    Contributed on May 22, 2020
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    The Message to the Church of Pergamum is :"There is no comprise. Either Jesus is Lord or Caesar is Lord" The Choice is yours

    The Church at Pergamum We have been looking as a series at the Seven churches of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation To recap: The Book of Revelation was written in AD 95 or 96 probably by the Apostle John when banished to the Island of Patmos. The seven churches of Revelation are 1.) ...read more

  • The Church In Smyrna

    Contributed on May 15, 2020
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    The Church of Smyrna was commended for its loyalty to Christ even though it cost many their lives. Would we be willing to give up our lives if Christ called us to do so - to be loyal to Him

    The Church at Smyrna. Rev 2:8-11 Last Sunday we looked at the first of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse (also known as the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation) - the Church of Ephesus. Let me just recap for those of you who weren’t with us last week The book of Revelation was written ...read more

  • The Church Of Ephesus

    Contributed on May 8, 2020
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    Work for the Church does not please Jesus unless we maintain our original motivation

    Letter to the Church in Ephesus Introduction: I rarely dip into the Book of Revelation to preach because it is so difficult to understand and needs a lot of background to get a full picture of what John is saying. But today I sensed the Lord telling me that I should change my strategy and take ...read more

  • The Road To Emmaus

    Contributed on May 2, 2020
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    Why did Luke chose this post resurrection appearance to record. After all St Paul tells us that at least 514 men saw the resurrected Christ and this doesn't count the women

    The road to Emmaus Story: The legendary British journalist and media personality Malcolm Muggeridge was a Marxist before he found Christ. During the Cold War he travelled to Russia to write a story about the Communist party and the decline of religion in that atheistic regime. After conducting ...read more

  • The Final Post Resurrection Appearance In John's Gospel

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2020
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    Peter had failed Jesus by denying him 3 times and Jesus forgives him by allowing him to negate each of tghe three denials. We will fail but when we come to Jesus he will restore us

    Jn 21:1-19 Introduction As I mentioned last Sunday and also on Easter Sunday, John records only four of the Post Resurrection appearances of Jesus. I think his reason for doing so is that the aim of his book is to awaken faith – and not to be - JUST another historical record of the times of ...read more

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  • 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

  • The Red Baron And Temptation

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2013
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    THE RED BARON AND TEMPTATION Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen was a famous German First World War fighter pilot. He was better known as the Red Baron because he flew a distinctive a red Fokker aircraft. He shot down more combat planes than any one else on either side in the first World ...read more

  • Lifeless Prayer

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2012
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    The famous Dutch born Catholic priest and Christian philosopher Henri Nouwen – author of the book “The Wounded Healer” who died in 1996 said this about his own spiritual journey: “After sixty-three years of life and thirty eight years of priesthood, my prayer seems as dead ...read more