• Jim Kilson

    Contributing sermons since Dec 29, 2004
Jim's church

Lane Christian Church
Lane , Illinois 61750

About Jim
  • Education: I graduated from High School in California, MO in 1998. I went on to attend Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO where I graduated with a B.A. degree in Cross-Cultural Ministry in 2002. In 2007 I graduated from Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln IL, with a M.A. degree in Christian Ministry, as well as receiving my certification in T.E.S.O.L.(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)I am now in the beginning stages of selecting a doctoral program focusing on New Testament
  • Experience: I preached my first sermon at the age of 15 while on a mission trip in Haiti. From that point I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to ministry. Over the past 15 years I have served with ministries and churches in MO, IL, and ID. I'm currently the Preaching & Teaching Minister at Lane Christian Church in Lane, IL.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My sermons I post are all in outline form. The outlines are a brief, and as concise as possible as to what I am going to say. In an effort to refine my preaching I limit myself to a two-page outline, and while I preach without notes, writing outlines like this helps me prepare better. I hope that anyone looking at these outlines will find them helpful, and that through our service we may bring Glory to God!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Sermon series that I did on the book of James a few years back. One sermon in perticular made an impact. I was preaching on taming the tongue. The sermon went over well with the congregation, but come to find out that its impact went beyond the walls of the Church. For when I was out and about in town that week, I found out that my sermon had been a topic of much discussion at the local gathering spots. I had no idea that one sermon would make it that far.
  • Family: For the past twelve years I have been married to my wife Kim, she is the love of my life, my soul-mate, not to mention the fact that she is the most amazing person in the world (but then again I’m biased). We met while we were students in Bible college and married the week after we graduated. She has been my biggest supporter in ministry as well as a dedicated ministry partner. We have one child, a very spirited 6 year old little by named Noah.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My parents have been a huge support to my ministry. From the time I was in Bible College up to the current day they have encouraged me in all that I do. As to what they think of my sermons as far as I can tell they say that I am a capable communicator of God’s word.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: From what I can tell she likes my sermons, but then again she plays an important role in the writing of my sermons. When I finish writing them I let her proofread them for me and give me her input. Her thoughts and ideas have helped me become better equiped in the are of sermon preperation.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Make the Bible the foundation and love for the lost the driving factor
  • Books that have had an impact: 1 "As Iron Sharpens Iron" Howard & William Hendricks 2 "The Cost Of Discipleship" Dietrich Bonhoeffer 3 "From Legalism To Love" Eddie DeVries 4 "Mere Christianity" C.S. Lewis 5 "Knowing God" J.I. Packer 6 "Basic Christianity" John R.W. Stott 7 "Orthodoxy" G.K. Chesterton 8 "Life Together" Dietrich Bonhoeffer 9 "I Dare You" William H. Danforth 10 "Life Together" Dietrich Bonhoeffer 11 "The Holy Spirit" Don DeWelt 12 "Yes God of the Gentiles Too" David Filbeck
  • Hobbies: My hobies include but are not limmited to, cooking, reading, hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. I also enjoy wrenching on old cars. I’m also an avid student of History especially Restoration History and the Second World War.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: I would echo the statement of the German theologian Karl Barth as to the greatest truth he has ever discovered. That simply being "Jesus loves me, this I know for the Bible tells me so"
  • What I want on my tombstone: My hope is that my life speaks more for Jesus, than any words incribed in granite ever will!
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