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Contributed on Oct 13, 2020
2020 has been a year of an unusual number of hurricanes, many have hit the USA. When a storm hits, lives are changed. We like to believe we will 'get over it' or 'get on with it', but storms have an impact, whether it is a weather type of storm OR a personal storm.
Candidly, every time there is an event like this, many want to characterize it in unbiblical ways. After Katrina, I recall the extreme views made public. On the one hand, some were getting on TV speaking of how God could have nothing to do with events like this, at the same time, others came ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2019
A challenge to share your faith.
The May 9, 2019 edition of the Baptist Record has this story on page 8, “Church Rolls Continue Downward Trend, Survey Says.” This means: “In our state (the most “churched” state in the Union), we have over 50% of the population not connected with anyone’s church (anyone’s!!), while, our churches ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2016
To preach this message, I showed the "Three Crosses of Golgotha" and named each cross. The title of the message became the altar call.
• The greatest picture of love ever displayed was when Jesus died on the cross. It was not because of His guilt, it was not the hammer, the nails, the crown, or the abuse that Jesus died, it was His love; it was the love He had for you and me. But never miss this critical part. • He didn’t just ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2015
With a huge cross on the platform which the worship team had to 'work around', the question of the day was stated in the title of this message. For us, "Is the cross or the culture in our way?"
What’s Really In the Way Jerry Watts 1 Corinthians 1:18, Matthew 16:24 (This message was preached with a 10 foot cross place in the center of the platform area. The worship leader and band had to work around it & the choir was behind it) • Several years ago a pastor friend told me ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2015
Refocusing our congregation on the basics, this message point us to some fundamental necessities for the Christian life and living.
Necessities Jerry Watts Matthew 9:9-13 • In this story of “Matthew’s call” from Jesus to become a follower and disciple, I believe we can lift out many truths. We can lift out things like “The reality of Jesus’ call” or “Responding to the Call of ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 17, 2011
LIVING WITHOUT HOPE There was one TV spot which we leased and in my opinion crossed all barriers being the most thought-provoking. It pictured a man sitting in a room by himself with the camera coming up from behind him slowly. As the picture slowly panned past the man to show his dejected ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2009
* Two days after the 9/11 attacks on our nation, Anne Graham Lotz was being interviewed by Jane Clayson on the CBS early show and was asked, "I’ve heard people say, those who are religious, those who are not, if God is good, how could God let this happen? To that, you say?" Lotz replied, "I say ...read more