notes from an old shepherd...
Jerry White is a retired pastor in Denham Springs who continues to be a mentor to some of the pastors and members at The Oaks as well as many other people around the world. His many years of deep devotion to Jesus and ministry across the country have made him a great blessing to the body of Christ. We want this page of selected resources from him to be available because we believe they will serve to deepen your walk with God by increasing your affections for Christ. These videos, sermons, and books will help you to see “The Wonder of It All.” It is amazing to think that God loves us as He does, and desires for us to know and enjoy Him now and for all of eternity!
After years of seeking to please and bless the heart of God, this great-grandfather shares some simple and profound truths that changed his life. This is the most recent series of video devotions that Bro. Jerry is currently recording, which he began in 2021 from his home. Check back regularly for new uploads.
Thirst for God is foundational for spiritual growth. The purpose of these videos is not to satisfy your thirst, but rather to stir thirst. These brief devotional videos were recorded in 2020 at Bro. Jerry’s home during the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine in the face of blindness and a global pandemic. Our greatest need is satisfied, and peace is supplied in knowing Christ.
The astounding miracle of all time and eternity is the Son of God became fully human. The people of His day could not see His divinity because of His humanity. Our difficulty is that we do not see His humanity because of His divinity. These videos expose the humble human life that Jesus lived and stir us to marvel and love Him more. Recorded in 2008 in various settings in the mountains of Virginia.
Another Person Like Jesus: My Present Help
Nothing about Jesus of Nazareth can be explained apart from the Holy Spirit. The third person of the trinity is the power of God to accomplish the will of God, for the glory of God. The Lord Jesus gives this invisible Person to every believer so we can be filled with, and experience, the same spirit that filled Him. These videos explain simply, clearly and biblically how we can live and overflow with the fruitful life of Jesus Christ. Recorded in 2010 in a wild fern garden in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
God Drew Near: Lessons from an Older Pilgrim
Knowing that he is in the final lap of his race, with failing eyesight, Jerry delivered these 6 messages in the beginning of 2019. He shares some of the most important principles learned over the course of his life.
Fellowship with God – a brief book about cultivating an intimate relationship with Jesus.
The Spirit and Presence of Christ – a powerful appeal to not be content with busy, powerless, abnormal American Christianity. Rather, readers are encouraged and instructed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.
A Disciple's Notebook – a compilation of 104 simple, brief, and poignant truths for meditation to encourage sincere and pure devotion to Christ.