• James Kelly

    Contributing sermons since Aug 3, 2012
James's church

United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Mondragon, *Province/Other 6400

About James
  • Education: Diploma in Theology/Associate Degree in Theology March 2013; The College of Maasin; Southern Leyte, Philippines. Master of Ministry Degree May 1994; Bethel College; Mishawaka, Indiana USA G.P.A. 3.0 B.S. Youth Ministry/Theology May 1986 Johnson University; Knoxville, TN USA; G.P.A. 2.0. This was formally known as Johnson Bible College.
  • Experience: April 2009 to Present University of Eastern Philippnes Church; a ministry of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines; Youth Pastor. February 2012 to Present Bugko United Church of Christ in the Philippines; Administrative Pastor June 2000 to August 2008 An Independent Pastoral Counselor; Youth Minister All of these positions were volunteer basis I have not received any salary from these positions. I work within the limits of my disabilities.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope that my sermons somehow will help you in some aspect of your walk with Christ. Something I have used or said will inspire you and your congregation to be all you can be for Christ Jesus.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Movie Christmas with the Kranks; a man learns a valuable lesson about putting others first; even those he may not be particularly fond of. The Bible teaches us that those who are to be great in the Kingdom of God must learn to put others first.
  • Family: Edena is a Filipino native. We were married on September 13, 2008. We have a two year old American Filipino Son named Stanley David and a 20 year old foster daughter named Ditzel.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Never let them fire you for not preaching the Word of God. They can fire you for a number of reasons. However, it should never be because you did not preach the Word of God.
  • Books that have had an impact: Max Lucado: He Still Moves Stones; Experiencing the Heart of Jesus. H.B. London; Neil B. Wiseman: The Shepherds Covenant For Pastors. Doug Fields: Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Rick Warren: The Purpose Driven Church H.B. London; Neil B. Wiseman: Pastors at Greater Risk Jay E. Adams: The Christian Couselor's Manuel; T Theology of Christian Counseling.
  • Hobbies: Swimming; Blogging; Researching; Writing; Preaching; Teaching; On Line Games; Helping Others.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I was preaching here in the Philippines and in the middle of the service a dog came up on stage and sit beside me.
  • What I want on my tombstone: I want to be creamated and my ashes spread over the ocean
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  • Has The Dawn Of The Son Arrived In Your Life?

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2012

    This is sermon is about finding grace in the midst of shame.

    Has the Son Dawned in Your Life? Or Are You Living in Darkness? Text: John 8:1-11 August 3, 2012 Bugko UCCP Church Mondragon, Northern Samar Key Passage: Neither Do I Condemn you! Go your way and sin no more! Vs 11 Introduction: Rebecca Thompson fell twice from the Freemont Canyon Bridge. more

  • How Do You See Yourself?

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2012

    This sermon deals with how the spirit of shame can contribute to wrong choices.

    Jephthah did not let others get him down. He knew that his brothers were wrong when they rejected him. They told him that he would not have an inheritance. While attending the New Testament History class last month, at The College of Maasin we learned that illegitimate children would have an more

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