• James E. Parks

    Contributing sermons since Aug 10, 2010
James's church

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Williamsburg, Iowa 52361

About James
  • Education: Went Iowa Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary.
  • Experience: I am in my 10th year of pastoral ministry.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Let me know any feedback so that I can improve.
  • Family: I have a lovely wife who is an ordained deacon in the UMC, and my co-pastor. We have two sweet kids that are 8 and 10.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: No one comes to a wedding or funeral to hear me preach. This does not mean it is not important, but be quick to the point.
  • Hobbies: Love playing and watching most sports. Enjoy playing the Wii with my son.
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Newest Sermons

  • What A Mother's Day!

    Contributed on May 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Uses the story of Jesus' resurrection of the widow's son in Luke 7 to remind us of the joy and difficulty that can come on Mother's Day.

    Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I would begin with some possibilities for a list called “Murphy’s Laws of Parenting.” Murphy’s law is the idea that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. So these are kind of some laws of how things can go wrong for moms or more

  • Designed For Discipleship

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2010

    This message outlines our discipleship process and encourages people to commit to discipleship.

    This past Wednesday I got to experience something I never have before. The kids were out of school, so I made arrangements for Jamison and I to grab some lunch to-go from the grocery store. We drove out towards Wellman and pulled into a field. We ate lunch there with a few others and then more

  • You Belong

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2010

    This message is to remind us to grow in our fellowship with one another.

    We continue our 40 day focus on community. Last week we talked about our calling to reach out to others together. We are called to be mindful of opportunities to reach out with the love of Christ. That is a purpose God has for us together. The purpose we are focusing on today is fellowship. more

  • Better Get-Together

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2010

    This sermon is to encourage people to reach out as groups to share the love of Christ.

    Last week we began a 40 day focus on community. I know I have been inspired by God’s Word, by my small group and by what God is doing to grow in community. I want to learn to be more interdependent with you. We need each other. That is not a sign of weakness. It is reality and it is a more

  • Created For Community

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    First sermon in this series encouraging us that we need each other.

    I am so excited about what God is about to do. Today we begin something that I hope will be revolutionary. I hope after 40 days of focusing on community that we will be different. I will be different. You will be different. But above all we will be different together. This focus on community more