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  • Reflections On Maundy Thursday

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 14, 2022
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    Why was it important that Jesus had a password for the Last Supper

    Sermon Maundy Thursday Today we remember the events that occurred on Thursday of Holy Week usually reckoned to be about AD 29. It is the most talked about week in the history of mankind It has been estimated that about a third of all the events that we have recorded in Scripture about Jesus’ ...read more

  • Were The Events Of Holy Week - A Sherlock Holmes Style Mystery

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 9, 2022
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    Was Holy Week an unfortunate series of unfortunate chance events or did Jesus plan it meticulously like a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    Spy Wednesday The Student Cross Leicester Leg 2022 (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 when we ...read more

  • Judas Iscariot And Mary Of Bethany

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 2, 2022
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    Who do you wish to serve God or Mammon

    Jn 12:1-8 Story: A Quaker once posted a sign on one of the choicest fields of his farm. It stated, "This land will be given to the first truly satisfied person who passes this way" . He no sooner arrived back at his house than a man knocked at his door. “Sir," he said, "I ...read more

  • Spy Wednesday. Was Holy Week A "sherlock Holmes Mystery"?

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 28, 2022
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    Was Holy Week merely a series of Unfortunate Chance Events or did Jesus prepare the events in advance in the style of a Sherlock Holmes mystery?

    Spy Wednesday The Student Cross Leicester Leg 2022 (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 on the betrayal of Jesus by his friend Judas Iscariot It is the day just before Maundy Thursday when we ...read more

  • Candlemas And How The Service Didn't Go As Planned

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 28, 2022
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    The Curiosity of Candlemas

    Presentation of Christ in the Temple Story: I came across this interesting snippet the other day on the web for the computer buffs among you. At a recent computer expo, COMDEX, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the car industry and is reputed to have said:, "If ...read more

  • Good King Wenceslas On The Feast Of Stephen

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 27, 2021
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    Why should we sing the carol Good King Wenceslas on 26th December (The Feast of Stephen0

    Why did Good King Wenceslas look out on the Feast of Stephen On Christmas Eve, i.e. 2 days ago, Cyril challenged me to put a sermon together on Good King Wenceslas and the first Christian martyr. So who was Wenceslas? Firstly he wasn’t a King, though Otto the Great who was Holy Roman Emperor ...read more

  • The Christmas Truce On 1914

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 27, 2021
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    The amazing Christmas Truce on the Western Front during WW1.

    Christmas Truce in the trenches in 1914 As we celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of one of the more curious events that happened in the First World War - “The Christmas Truce of 1914”, which on the Western Front. It all appears to have started on the evening of 24th December, the day the ...read more

  • Why Didn't God Proclaim The Birth Of His Son Through The "good And The Great"

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 2, 2021
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    Why did God use a rough man like John the Baptist to preach repentance to the people

    TSJ 05-12-21 Luke 3:1-20 John the Baptist Conventional wisdom says that how you present the message is more important than the message itself Why else do we see smartly dressed men and attractively clothed women advertising products like soap and cars But when God announced the birth of his son ...read more

  • David And Bathsheba

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 18, 2021
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    In this talk I look in more detail at 2 Samuel 11 Verse 1. Inn the spring at the time that kings go off to war....David remained in Jerusalem

    2 Samuel 11:1-17 I would like to focus on one verse from our Old Testament lesson that Maddy read so well for us ; The one that reads 1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, …..David remained in Jerusalem. At first blush it seems an insignificant verse, but it is the key to ...read more

  • Parable Of The Growing Seed And The Parable Of The Mustard Seed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 10, 2021
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    In God's Kingdom, growth comes from small beginnings

    Mk 4:26-34 Illustration: There’s a traditional saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin which says, " For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and For the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for ...read more

  • Jesus Deals With Criticism

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 5, 2021
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    Having read the Gospel passage I found myself asking the question How do we deal with criticism? And Should we complain as much as we do?

    Having read the Gospel passage I found myself asking the question How do we deal with criticism? How do we deal with complaints Should we complain as much as we do? Story This reminds me of the story about a Trappist monk. Trappist monks take a vow of silence and in this particular monastery ...read more

  • You Must Be Born Again

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 29, 2021
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    God's great gift is a new birth in Christ

    John 3:13-17: You must be born again Story: Richard Daly who was mayor of Chicago for 21 years (1955-1976). Mayor Daly was known as a rather forbidding guy to work for. One day one of Mayor Daly’s speech writers came in and asked for a pay raise. Mayor Daly, who was rather stingy responded ...read more

  • Pentecost Ad 33

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 21, 2021
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    Why did Jesus pick Pentecost to send the Holy Spirit down on the disciples

    Tilney Vicarage 23-05-2021 Introduction The sixty days before Pentecost of 33 AD - the year usually associated with our Lord crucifixion - must have been incredibly strange to the 12 apostles. In that period, one of them Judas Iscariot had been replaced by another apostle, Matthias. It all ...read more

  • If You Love Me You Will Keep My Commandments

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 30, 2021
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    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 ...read more

  • The Triumphal Entry Into Jeruslaem

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale 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 ...read more