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  • Jarrod Bottley

    Contributing sermons since Aug 28, 2003
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Tensas Youth Ministry
waterproof , Louisiana 71375
318-749-9185

About jarrod
  • Education: I started off in Waterproof, LA at Lisbon Elementary under the administration of Noah Johnson. Later while life moved along perfectly, Mrs. Demetria Dix became the principal. In later years, I moved on to high school under the leadership of Noah Johnson once again. There I became highly influenced that life in college would be great for me due to the person who taught me very well, Mr. Caldwell A. Flood. I am now at Southern University majoring in Mathematics in which I will soon change to Criminal Justice/Pre-Law to become a judge. I am now being highly influenced by Mrs. Veronica Richardson and Mrs. Rita Hill.
  • Experience: I have been singing for 15 years. I have performed in diverse places over the US. Inspirational poems and stories have been written by me also. Public speaking, motivational speaking, and appearing as a guest speaker has been one of the most greatest blessings God has sent my way. I am now able to be an influence in people lives as a group.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please pray before reading. Also please pause after stanzas to allow God to speak to you. My sermons are meant to be Read & Thought about not just to be read and forgotten.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The one sermon that made a difference in my life is "The Valley of The Dry Bones." My pastor (Rev. James Beverly) preached that when I was younger and he broke it down. In just a few sentences I will try and explain how it changed my life. He said how the valley was full of dry bones. (The people in the church who are not following God’s commandments.) And Lo they were very dry. (The people who know they are not following him but continuously do wrong.) Ezekial preached unto them and bones began to get life. (Preachers have to preach whether or not people are showing a reaction.) It goes on further, but I think that shows the preface of what I rec’d.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The little dogs follow the big dogs, but when they start fighting over a bone the little dog takes the bone and leaves.
  • Family: My Family is the Bottley/Turner family. We consist of over hundreds of people in my close family. We truly love and support each other. Many are highly educated, many are highly spiritual, many are highly motivated, but all of us are the same in each others eyes. Cleora Barden is the mother of the family and she has done a fine job at being there for us. Emma Lee, Roosevelt Bottley, Louise Bethel, CaSandra Bottley, Robert Bethel, Cherrie Ambrose, Orlean Washington, McKensy Turner, Cleandrew Barden, Freddie Barden, Edward Turner and Brian Bottley are just a few of the family members who keep me motivated.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My mother and father are behind me 100%. They judge not what God puts on my heart. But they do think that they are great!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My spouse, Loreal D. Jones-Bottley, thinks that my sermons help her through her every day life. She tells me all the time to kep pressing on.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Whether or not you have a crowd, preach. Whether or not you get paid, preach. Whether or not they want to hear you, preach. Whether or not you feel like it, preach.
  • Books that have had an impact: No book but the Bible plays a vital role in my life. I read other religious books, but the Bible has to be the most influential book. Other books are quite great I have to admit.
  • Hobbies: My hobbies include talking on the telephone, being on the computer, learning new things about the Bible, making friends, helping others, being a role model, enjoying life and Thanking God for every moment.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: ...how much God means to me.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: While speaking, I remember one time I was so nervous I got to the middle of the sermon and noticed that I had never gave the audience the scripture.
  • What I want on my tombstone: "The Man of God Laid On The Heart of God"
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  • Is It Truly Your Will?

    Contributed on Jan 5, 2008
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    This sermon is about our will versus God’s will for us. This sermon goes in depth about today’s society and their will.

    Is It Truly Your Will? The type of will we’re talking about here is one of individual desire. A will can range from good to bad or from worldly to Godly. We must realize though that our will also carry an outcome at the end. I don’t care how big or small the will seems it will have an effect ...read more

  • Sticking Together

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,223 views

    This sermon is about family and friends sticking together. So many times everyone wants to do their own thing, but where there’s unity there’s strength.

    History. In Rome, Paul was in official custody. Although his movements were restricted, he continued to guide the early church and preach the gospel. Paul identifies himself as the author of Ephesians at the beginning and in the middle of this letter (1:1, 3:1). Internal evidence supports Paul’s ...read more

  • Holding On To Heaven, When Hell Is On Your Back!

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,344 views

    This sermon was written to elaborate on how when you are trying your best to be a christian and live up to the true creed of being Christ like, but Satan always attacks you and provokes you to do otherwise. But Greater is He who is in me than he that is i

    Look at your neighbor and say, "Neighbor, I hope that you came to praise God. Empty your mind of worldly things and put your mind on Heavenly things and give me a high five because i am ready to be blessed!" The setting here is at the Sea of Galilee, a lake only eight miles wide. The lake is ...read more

  • Watch Them Dogs

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2006
    based on 68 ratings
     | 24,251 views

    This sermon is to describe the different type church going people we have inside the church. They are compared to a particualar type of animal that has the same characteristics. Be blessed!!!

    Giving all honors and obediance to God the father, the son, and the Holy Ghost. It is indeed an honor as well as a pleasure to be found in the house of God one more time. I am like David when he said, "I was glad when they said come let us go into the house of the Lord." For the Lord is good in ...read more

  • The Uniform Of A Godly Soldier

    Contributed on Aug 28, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    This sermon tells you what to put on as a soldier in the army of Christ.

    The uniform of a Godly Soldier Ephesians 6:11-17 11. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, ...read more