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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 Fruit Of The Spirit

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2019
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    The Fruit of the Spirit is a singular word Fruit compared to the Gifts of the Spirit where there is a plural word Gifts. Therefore every committed Christian should be growing in all nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit.

    Galatians 5: 13-26 Let us open in prayer Father, I pray that you will anoint my words this morning that they may be words for each of us from you. I ask what I say may be relevant in our Christian lives. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen This morning I would like to look at the ...read more

  • Reflections For Maundy Thursday

    Contributed on Apr 18, 2019
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    What do we learn from the Last Supper that we can apply to our lives as Christians

    Maundy Thursday sermon Today we remember the events that occurred on Thursday of what the church calls Holy Week, the last week in the life of Jesus. Perhaps this week in about AD 29 is the most talked about week on in the history of mankind It has been estimated that about a third of all the ...read more

  • Spy Wednesday 2019

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2019
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    The events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Maundy Thursday didn't happen by chance. Jesus planned meticulously

    The Student Cross Leicester Leg 2019 (from Leicester to Walsingham) Today we find ourselves in Holy Week and today is the day we know as Spy Wednesday It is the day we focus of the betrayal of Jesus by his friend Judas Iscariot It is the day just before Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper. The ...read more

  • Spy Wednesday 2019

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2019
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    The events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Maundy Thursday didn't happen by chance. Jesus planned meticulously

    The Student Cross Leicester Leg 2019 (from Leicester to Walsingham) Today we find ourselves in Holy Week and today is the day we know as Spy Wednesday It is the day we focus of the betrayal of Jesus by his friend Judas Iscariot It is the day just before Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper. The ...read more

  • Palm Sunday 2019

    Contributed on Apr 12, 2019
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    Some reflections on Palm Sunday

    TSJ 2019 Palm Sunday 2019 This morning’s Gospel reading relates the beginning of one of the most momentous weeks in Antiquity – usually accepted to have been in AD 29. Indeed in my opinion it is the most important week in history. We know the story of Palm Sunday so well that it is hard to ...read more

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  • 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

  • Where Your Treasure Is...

    Contributed on Aug 31, 2012
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    I once read about in one of Richard Wurmbrand’s books. “An elder of a local free Church in Communist Romania was brought before the judge for embezzlement - a crime he had not committed. His defence lawyer started his defence plea by telling the Court of a well known story about the man that ...read more