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Century Christian Church
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
270-684-0286

About James
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Shoot with a rifle. Make everything move toward making one point. Nail it down at the end and then quit.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He helped others know God’s love.
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Newest Sermons

  • Will God Use Your Voice?

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
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    A voice no one had heard before God began to use for His purposes. Will God use your voice?

    Will God Use Your Voice? Luke 3:1-6 by Jim Westmoreland He was a rare man. He was an unusual man. It is not every one who is reared in an orphanage out in the desert with very little contact with human civilization or the city. Not every one is reared without a mother or father, without ...read more

  • Strong Words About Responsibility

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,788 views

    Today’s Gospel tells us that we are responsible for how we live, and we are warned not to be a stumbling block. Some don’t want to be bothered by any responsibility for anyone else. To become great is to become the servant of all.

    In his early years, American landscape photographer Ansel Adams studied piano and showed some talent. At one party, however, as Adams played Chopin’s F Major Nocturne, he recalled that "In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well in F-major. I could ...read more

  • Don't Hang Around With A Truth-Teller!

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,932 views

    Those who bear the good news, who proclaim the glad tidings, need be aware that it will not be easy to be a truth-teller who is preaching the need for repentance and asking for God’s forgiveness.

    Little Emily, the minister’s daughter, ran into the house, crying as though her heart would break. "What’s wrong, dear?" asked the pastor. "My doll! Billy broke it!" she sobbed. "How did he break it, Emily?" "I hit him over the head with it."(1) I just returned from a week at ...read more

  • A Spiritual Malfunction

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
     | 2,304 views

    When we hear what God wants us to be and what he wants us to do in our worship and we do something else, this says that there is a critical "disconnect," a spiritual malfunction.

    A man was hired to paint the lines on the highway that divide the lanes. Now the company didn’t have a lot of resources so he had to do his painting on foot. After the first day at work his supervisor was very impressed when he learned that this new employee had painted three miles’ worth of ...read more

  • Is Divorce The Last Chapter?

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,506 views

    How to make sense out of ideals that are absolute and forgiveness that is complete when it comes to the issue of divorce.

    If you were to go home and sit down to write the last chapter of your life, what would you write? Our lives are full of experiences, some good and some difficult. This morning, we gather as Christians, some having experienced divorce, and most all of us have parents, children, brothers, sisters, ...read more

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  • When We Have The Opportunity To Speak To Another, ...

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2006
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    When we have the opportunity to speak to another, to share with them how God makes a difference in our lives, to encourage them to prepare for the coming of God, will we get the message right? Or, will we talk only about the incidentals and not what is important? On Sunday December 17, 1903, a ...read more

  • In His Early Years, American Landscape ...

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
     | 488 views

    In his early years, American landscape photographer Ansel Adams studied piano and showed some talent. At one party, however, as Adams played Chopin’s F Major Nocturne, he recalled that "In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well in F-major. I could ...read more

  • Fred Craddock Tells The Following Story About His ...

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
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    Fred Craddock tells the following story about his family. "My mother took us to church and Sunday school; my father didn’t go. He complained about Sunday dinner being later when she came home. Sometimes the preacher would call, and my father would say, "I know what the church wants. Church doesn’t ...read more

  • Little Emily, The Minister's Daughter, Ran Into ...

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
     | 356 views

    Little Emily, the minister’s daughter, ran into the house, crying as though her heart would break. "What’s wrong, dear?" asked the pastor. "My doll! Billy broke it!" she sobbed. "How did he break it, Emily?" "I hit him over the head with ...read more

  • How Does A Person Keep From Getting Distracted? ...

    Contributed on Oct 23, 2006
     | 692 views

    How does a person keep from getting distracted? How do we stay focused on being the person that God has called us to be? When Julius Caesar landed on the shores of Britain with his Roman legions, he took a bold and decisive step to ensure the success of his military venture. Ordering his men to ...read more