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  • Jerry Watts

    Contributing sermons since Feb 20, 2006
Jerry's church

George Greene Baptist Association
Lucedale Mississippi , 39452
601-947-4981

About Jerry
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Church Music - William Carey College Master of Theology - International Seminary Doctor of Biblical Studies - Andersonville Baptist Seminary Additional Studies: Luther Rice Seminary Mississippi College Seminary Extension
  • Experience: Over 15 years as a Vocational Music Minister with additional responsibility as "Assistant Pastor, Student Minister, Associate Pastor, etc) Now have served almost 15 years as a Senior Pastor. God has led us to 5 states in 30 years.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please feel free to use, rewrite, upgrade, and strengthen these words...don’t give me ANY credit--because I probably got it from someone else...and if I didn’t---the credit goes to the Father. If you desire the powerpoint that I use, please email me; jwatts@hueytownbaptist.com..you may also check my personal web site for resources; jerrywatts.net
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "To Be or Not To Be"
  • Family: Wife - Deboria Daughter - Christy Son & Wife - Jonathon & Charlotte Granddaughter - Piper Grandson - Dallas
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Dr. Ted Traylor - when putting a message together focus on 3 views of each Biblical point you make; 1) Interpretation - people need to know what God says. 2) Illustration - people remember good (great) stories. 3) Application - and this is where most men MISS the boat.
  • Books that have had an impact: Preparing for Rain Purpose Driven Church Purpose Driven Life When God Builds a Church Kingdom Principle’s for Church Growth The Unchurched Next Door Surprising Insights for the Unchurched
  • Hobbies: Flying, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Basketball Fishing, Hunting,
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "Everybody lives somewhere for all eternity"
  • What I want on my tombstone: He gave his life to the work of the Lord.
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  • Which Cross Is Yours

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2016
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    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

  • What's Really In The Way

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2015
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     | 6,181 views

    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

  • Necessities

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2015
     | 3,103 views

    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

  • An Essential Truth

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2015
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    Attempting to re-focus our congregation on some basic truths and get a 'FreshStart" in their own spiritual lives, this was one message offered to 'reboot' us in our spiritual walk.

    An Essential Truth Jerry Watts Luke 7:36-48 • As we have spent this month focused on the thought “Fresh Start”, I pray that each of us has experienced a “FRESH START” in our walk with God. Every now and then we need a ‘reboot.’ In this computer age, we ...read more

  • Pray First

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2015
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     | 3,078 views

    We are never stronger than when we bow our hearts and heads in prayer. It is to be our first option, not our last resort.

    PRAY FIRST 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 • For this month I have prayed that, collectively and individually, we might get a ‘FRESH START’ in our walk with God and His ministry for us. Even though I am a part of the older generation, I don’t want to be ‘stuck’ nor do I ...read more

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  • Living Without Hope

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2011
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    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

  • Two Days After The 9/11 Attacks On Our Nation, ...

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2009
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    * 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