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About James
  • Education: James McCulle earned the B.A. Degree from Southern Illinois University,with a major in speech; the Master of Divinity dehgree form Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; with a major in preaching.
  • Experience: Dr. McCullen was ordained to preach in 1960. He has pastored churches in Missouri, Illinois, Florida, Texas, California, and West Virginia. His longest pastorate was 12 years in Mtn. View Missouri.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please evaluate my sermons with an open Bible. See if I help you understand the scripture.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A father came home from work and wanted to read an important news story of the day. His little girl wanted to set on his lap, so he tore out a page of the new paper. There was a picture of the world on one page so he tore it into puzzle parts. He told his daughter to put the world puzzle together, and then he would hold her on his lap and talk to her. She came back very soon with the puzzle put together. He was amazed, and said I did not know you knew the shape of the world. She said before you tore the paper I saw a picture of Jesus on the other side, and I knew if I got Jesus right the world would be alright.
  • Family: James is married to Christa, and they have two daughters,two sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My Mom liked my sermons and was very proud of me and them. When at 20 years of age I told her God was calling me to preach she said well I prayed ever since you were five that He would. I asked her why she never told me, and she said because I wanted it to be God’s call, and not mine.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is my greatest critic, and strongest supporter. She really likes to hear me preach, but occasionally says "you lost me today."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: When people hear you preach; make sure when they get home they will remember what you said from the scripture text I remember being taught to really preach the scriptures. In my opinion many preachers take a text and then depart from it. My goal for most sermons is to make every point and subpoint an extetion, and explanation of the text.
  • Books that have had an impact: A book on prayer titled "How To Pray by Ronnie Floyd had a profound affect on my personal prayer life. The book titled the Adversary by _________________ also made quit an impression on my spiritual life.
  • Hobbies: Dr McCullen is an avid baseball fan, and his favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. He does go out on the golf course, but he does not call it playing golf except on special days.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Jesus is the answer, In Him all things come together for good.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When baptizing during the morning worship service the wadders leaked, and the front of my paints got wet. I came around to the front and no one noticed until while preaching I step in front of the pulpit. People laughed, and I had to make an explanation.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He Preached Jesus
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  • Jeepers Creepers

    Contributed on May 28, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Do some ungodly people creep into the church? They did in the first century. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style.

    Jeepers; Creepers! Jude 1:4 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (NAS) Introduction Many years ago more

  • The "Faith"

    Contributed on May 28, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Do we today need to contend for The Faith? In the first century Jude instructed the church to contend. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, your Bible to get full benefit.

    The Faith Jude v 3 3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. NKJV Introduction Several Churches say they are the more

  • Five Reasons To Share Your Faith

    Contributed on May 28, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    We should share our faith. Here are five reasons to do just that. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, your Bible to get full benefit.

    Five Reasons We Share Our Faith? 2 Cor. 5:9-19 9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has more

  • Biblical Guidance Concerning Abortion

    Contributed on May 23, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    What does the Bible teach concerning abortion. It certainly holds up the sanctity of life. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, your Bible to get ful

    BIBLICAL GUIDANCE CONCERNING ABORTION JER. 1:1-5 1 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also more

  • Does God Know All?

    Contributed on May 23, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Does God know all. How would you prove that? This sermon points out several areas that indicate God is an all knowing God. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and

    Does God Know All? Pro 15:3; Matt 6:8; 1 John 3:20; Heb. 4:13 All NASB Prov 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, watching the evil and the good. Matt 6:8 "Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. 1 1 Jn 3:20 in whatever our heart more

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  • Used To It

    Contributed on May 6, 2005

    ILLUSTRATION: Finding his newly-appointed pastor standing at his study window in the church weeping as he looked over the inner city’s tragic conditions, a layman sought to console him: "Don’t worry. After you’ve been here a while, you’ll more

  • William Carey And The Fire

    Contributed on May 6, 2005

    Illustration: After William Carey was well established in his pioneer missionary work in India, his supporters in England sent a printer to assist him. Soon the two men were turning out portions of the Bible for distribution. Carey had spent many years learning the language so that he more