• James Stewart

    Contributing sermons since Nov 17, 2006
James's church

Temple Baptist Church East Campus
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

About James
  • Education: Master of Divinity 1985. Doctor of Ministry 2005 with emphasis in church health.
  • Experience: Ordained in 1981. Youth minister for 15 years. Married adult minister for 6 years. Campus pastor for 5 years. Mission trips to North Carolina, New York, Montana, Mexico, Honduras, Peru. Attended conferences at Willow Creek, Flamingo Road, Saddleback and Catalyst.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My sermons are dry bones of no use to anyone unless the Holy Spirit breathes life into them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Anday Stanley - Catalyst 2005 & 2006
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The little boy who stood in the offering plate because he didn’t have any other offering.
  • Family: Wife of 24 years is a school teacher and two grown children in college.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Better than my dads (Both of them! My parents, that is!)!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Too...too...too, many stories, much volume, long!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: There is no such thing as a bad short sermon.
  • Books that have had an impact: Simple Church; The Unexpected Journey; Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be; The Leadership Bible; Wisdom Hunter; The Presence; This Present Darkness; Discover Your Strengths; What Every Christian Needs to Know About Growing; Last Christian Generation
  • Hobbies: Snow Skiing and biking. Going Fast.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Talk to people about Jesus everyday! Do nothing from selfish ambition...consider others better than yourself.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I asked a rhetorical question while praying that had something to do with soccer (dumb!) and a 3 year old answered out loud for all to hear. At least she was listening...I love you Heather!
  • What I want on my tombstone: He ran with his eyes fixed on JESUS....he finished strong!
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  • Thankful Hearts: Future

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006

    Jonah was thankful to God for his salvation but not for the future salvation of his enemies. We must be thankful for our salvation and productive by leading others to discover salvation.

    I. God Directs Our Future. Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it because its wickedness has come up before me. 1:2 II. God Insures Our Future. But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights. 1:17 III. God more

  • Thankful Hearts: Family

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
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    Joseph loved his family and was thankful for them even when they didn’t love him. We should be thankful for our families and productive by influencing our families with forgiveness and faith.

    I. Family is Complex. They were terrified at his presence. vs. 3 II. Family Requires Love. Come close to me. vs. 4 III. Family is Important. God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. vs. 7 IV. Thank God for Your more

  • Thankful Hearts: Forgiveness

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus offered his blood for the forgiveness of sin and for that we should be thankful and productive by introducing others to Jesus.

    I. Jesus Offers Forgiveness. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:28 II. Forgiveness Offered to All Nations. Repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in Jesus’ name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke more

  • Thankful Hearts: Faith

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006

    We should be thankful for faith in all circumstances and productive by sharing our faith with others.

    HOW DOES ONE GET FAITH? I. Faith Comes through Jesus. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see. Acts 3:16 HOW DOES ONE KEEP FAITH? II. more

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  • Up In The Northern Parts Near The Source Of The ...

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006

    Up in the northern parts near the source of the Mississippi, it was a bitterly cold winter, and the Mississippi River had frozen over. There was a man who, rather than going to the bridge, decided he would walk across the frozen ice. He didn’t see anyone else out there. It looked so crusty and so more