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  • Jim Kane

    Contributing sermons since Apr 30, 2001
Jim's church

First Church of God
Kendallville Indiana , 46755
260-347-0469

About Jim
  • Education: BA Greenville College, 1980 MAR/CE Asbury Theological Seminary, 1985 MA in Ed Leadership Western Michigan University, 1991
  • Experience: 20 years in youth and CE ministry plus experience in retail and property management.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Some of my sermons are designed to be multi-sensory. For example, "Getting Out of The Box" preached on October 28, 2001 started with me sitting in a large appliance box.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The very first sermon I preached in 1979 as a senior in college, "What Does It Mean To Do the Will of God?"
  • Family: Married with two kids
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My late father seemed to like them My mom still does!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Likes them and has helpful feedback and suggestions
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach about Christ and preach about 20 minutes
  • Books that have had an impact: Bible 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey Hunger for Healing - Miller Sacred Marriage - Thomas
  • Hobbies: Baseball Auto Racing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Follow God - no matter what, no matter how
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: As I stood to preach on a hot July Sunday morning in a building without AC, one of the elderly members passed out due to the heat.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He followed God to the best of his ability
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  • Changing Directions

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2010
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    The sixth message in the 2010 Lenten series

    This morning we begin with a few moments of review and reflection. First I am going to review the messages of this Lenten series and then give you a few moments to reflect on this Lenten series by taking time to write out your thoughts for your personal use. We have spent this Lenten season with ...read more

  • The Game Is Only Half Over

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2010
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    The fifth message in the 2010 Lenten series

    (Slide 1) On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played the University of California in the Rose Bowl. A UC player named Roy Riegels, who was their center, recovered a fumble for California and in the confusion of evading some of the Georgia Tech tacklers, started running sixty-five yards… in the ...read more

  • Praying In The Belly

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2010
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    Description – The fourth message in the 2010 Lenten series

    (Slide 1) This morning I begin with a desire to hear from you. In a moment, I am going to ask you a series of questions and all that I want you to do is to do is raise your hands to “yes” or “no” ask I them, ok? Ready? Here we go! (1A)Question 1: Did you pray last week? ...read more

  • A "Sticky" God

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2010
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    Description – The third message in the 2010 Lenten series and communion meditation for March 7, 2010

    Today I begin with a confession. (Sorry, nothing juicy.) Last week I gave you this set of questions to prepare for today’s sermon. (Slide 1) 1. How do times of distress affect my prayer life? 2. How fervent am I in prayer when life is going well? 3. How does distress re-orient my ...read more

  • Digging In Your Heels

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2010
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    Second sermon in the 2010 Lenten Series

    (Slide 1) This past summer the family went to Universal Studios in Orlando. One part of Universal is the more traditional rollercoaster type theme park that features Dr Seuss, the Incredible Hulk, and the like. The other part of the park features a take on the Hollywood aspect of Universal ...read more

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  • Edison: Complete Forgiveness

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2010
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    EDISON: COMPLETE FORGIVENESS When Thomas Edison and his staff were developing the incandescent light bulb, according to Ken Sande, it took hundreds of hours to manufacture a single bulb. One day, after finishing a bulb, notes Sande, Edison handed it to a young errand boy and asked him to take it ...read more

  • Roy Riegels: Don't Give Up

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2010
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    ROY RIEGELS: DON'T GIVE UP On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played the University of California in the Rose Bowl. A UC player named Roy Riegels, who was their center, recovered a fumble for California and in the confusion of evading some of the Georgia Tech tacklers, started running ...read more

  • You Are Not Alone

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2010
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    YOU ARE NOT ALONE Reed Lessing tells the story of a Native American ritual for training young braves: "On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, he was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone. Until then he had never been away from the security of his family and tribe. But ...read more

  • When I Was In Seminary, I Heard An Illustration ...

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2010
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    When I was in seminary, I heard an illustration that has stuck with me over the years. It began with a question, “Whose holding your trampoline?” The image there is of a group a people stationed around the sides of the trampoline to keep you from falling off. The purpose of the question was to ...read more

  • Losing The Art Of Conversation

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2010
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    LOSING THE ART OF CONVERSATION We live in a world of overwhelming access via phone, e-mail, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and the like. More than once I have heard someone say, "I got x number of e-mails at once with the expectation I would send an instant response to each one!" I ...read more