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  • The Valley Of Dry Bones

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 7, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of Dry Bones and what it means to us today

    Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones Story: Girolamo Savonarola was one of the greatest preachers of the fifteenth century. He preached in the beautiful cathedral of Florence in Italy, which contained a magnificent marble statue of the Virgin Mary. At the very start of his ministry there, ...read more

  • Temptations Of Christ

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 12, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    Jesus being tempted in three important areas of life 1. Our need for food 2. Our need for identity and 3. Our need to worship The choice is how we respond

    Introduction Leo Tolstoy tells this story: A young Russian inherits his father’s small farm. He immediately starts dreaming of how to expand his property when one morning a well-dressed stranger visits him and makes him an offer that is too good to be true. He could have free of ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount (2) Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 1, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    Jesus had a great regard for the OT. So should we, but Jesus is looking deeper than a superficial "keeping of rules". He is looking for the character of the man

    Story of competitors A few years ago, a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company was looking for a new Marketing Director. After much advertising, three candidates were selected for the final selection process. A mathematician, a statistician and a lawyer. The first to be invited in for the final ...read more

  • Two Cripples

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    Two cripples but only one is healed...

    Trinity 12 KB 22-08-10. Luke 13:10-17: Sabbath Prejudices. Story: An organist was practicing one day in a great church in Europe. As he was playing, a man came up to the organ and asked if he could play. The organist ...read more

  • Do We Really Listen To The Voice Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 24, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    How do we discern the will of God in our lives. I suggest five indicators

    Do we really listen to the voice of God JOHN 10:22-30 I would like to focus on one verse this morning: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me” (Jn 10:27) There are many committed Christians who ask the question “How can I know the will of God for me. Where does he ...read more

  • Toy Service

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 12, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    Is Santa or Jesus more important at Christmas?

    Toy service 2009 I came across this story recently on the internet It is about a boy named Paul, who lived in America. One day Paul was talking to his friends at school, and he said "I know what Christmas is about. It is about the birth of Jesus.” "That’s rubbish," said one of his ...read more

  • John The Forerunner Of Jesus

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 5, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    There are gems in all familiar stories, and this too is one. We too like John are called to proclaim the graciousness of God - the Good News of the Kingdom

    Luke 3:1-6: The Coming of the Lord’s forerunner THE TIN – Riches untold Story: In the late nineteenth Century in South Africa, an old man was digging for gold in a river bed. He had been at it for many years. Every now and then he found a little bit of gold, not enough to make him rich ...read more

  • Remembrance Sunday Brooksby 2009

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 8, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    God is a "present help in trouble" Ps 46.1

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Ps 46:1) Committed Christians over the centuries have paid an important role in our armed forces. They have prayed for their country and they have been leaders in the forefront of battle. One such Christian was Lt. General Sir ...read more

  • "My Ears Are Tuned Differently To Yours”

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Why if the harvest is ripe are there so few harvesters

    “My ears are tuned differently to yours” I would like to look at one part of one verse this morning “The Harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Luke 10:2) Jesus gave the Church only one Commission – and that was not to put “bums on pews” It was to make disciples Jesus in Matt ...read more

  • Jesus Is Better

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 3, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    If Jesus is better than anything else - what effect will that have on my life - in the marketplace - and at home as well as in church?

    Hebrews 1. 1-4 and 2.5-12 I’d like to take a look at the epistle this morning from the book of Hebrews. Did it strike you as it did me that whereas God in the past spoke to his people through the prophets, he has spoken to us by his Jesus , his Son. We have direct access to God, through ...read more

  • Elijah Was A Man Like Us!!

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    God can take ordinary people to do extraordinary things

    Sermon: “God can take ordinary people to do extraordinary things” I was looking at our lectionary readings for today and one verse stood out and that was from the New Testament reading from the book of James. That’s why we didn’t have a Gospel reading today And it is the verse where James ...read more

  • I Am The Living Bread Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 15, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Our identity as Chrsitains is in Christ. He redeems us, he nourishes, he feeds us

    HB 16-08-09 Sermon: I am the living bread Story: Immediately after fighting had stopped in World War II, American soldiers gathered up many hungry and homeless children and placed them in tent cities. Many of them were malnourished and in need of medical care. The soldiers shared their ...read more

  • Reflections On Michael Jackson's Childhood - A Baptism Talk

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 27, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    A baptismal talk reflecting of some very incisive thoughts from the late Michael Jackson about the importance of a good childhood

    Baptism of Georgina Bailey 28-06-09 Story: Last week was marred by the death of Michael Jackson One of the saddest comments I heard Michael Jackson make was when he was being interviewed and he said that his father had never told him that he loved him. In a speech at Oxford University ...read more

  • With God Nothing Is Impossible

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The focus this morning is not on St Paul but is actually on the faith of Ananias.

    ANANIAS AND PAUL Prayer to open: Father I pray that you will speak to each one of us this morning through what I say and that what I say may be what you would have me say this morning. Through Jeus Christ our Lord. Amen The title for this morning’s sermon is With God, Our ...read more

  • Repentance Is Not Enough

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The difference between following John and following Jesus

    Sermon: Repentance is not enough Story: "In Kentucky there were two farmers who owned racing stables – and these men were great rivals. One spring, both of them entered a horse in a local steeplechase. One of the farmers hired a professional jockey thinking that this might just give him ...read more