Category Archives: Jerry N Watts

The Kingdom Focused Church – Experiencing

Matthew 6:24-33 – Please take your Bible and turn to Matthew 6.  We will read verses 24-33. – Jesus is beginning His earthly ministry with a foundational message which we have called the “Sermon on the Mount”.    He has given instruction on several “how to’s” of life.  We discover how to be blessed, how to

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Empowering

Acts 1:9-26 – Acts 2 records the beginning the church age.  Candidly, the church as we know it today was born right here.  To read Acts 2 is to see the chapter opening with some 120 believers in the upper room and the Manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit of God literally “falling” in power. 

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Embracing

Philippians 3:7-20 – The – Kingdom – Focused – Church.  Think about those 4 words for a second.  Each word has significant meaning. – The – An article denoting specific, distinctive nature.  It identifies something which is special, unique, and even “one of a kind.” – Kingdom – A kingdom is that which is ruled

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Exposing

Matthew 16:18-19 / Matthew 28:18-20 – Have you ever taken a picture, taken it to be developed, and it came back “out of focus?” Do you remember your frustration? And do you remember that your frustration was controlled somewhat by basically two factors; how personal the picture and the cost of the picture. For instance,

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The Kingdom of God

Mark 4:26-34 – Jesus gives two Parables concerning the Kingdom of God.  We tend to use that term and most don’t really understand it. What is it?  Can you describe it? Where is it?  Candidly, most people today are not familiar with the lifestyle of a Kingdom so they don’t really understand this. – Kingdoms

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A Church For Today

1 Corinthians 9:19-24 Among the church culture in America it has become common to identify local churches with some troubling terms; “Contemporary or Traditional.”  Why do I say these terms are troubling?  Because the meaning of these words in this context has little to do with Christ centered and God honoring attitudes and actions—but generally

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Becoming a Missional Church

Acts 1:6-8 Billy Graham is a name most everyone knows. Today, his name carries a note of authority, authenticity, and integrity.  What you may not know or do not remember is that Dr. Graham was not always popular.  The story is told about him being scheduled for a meeting in one community and one of the

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