A Big God Witness.

We all have a lot of opportunities to speak to people as we are going through each day. We should be ready, willing, and able to speak a word for the Lord using some words that bring God’s truth into the conversation even if it is briefly.

I have been convinced lately I need to take this to another level. I want Christ to empower me to give a witness to how BIG and GREAT our God is. I want Him distinguished and glorified. I desire for people to know the living God, the one true God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am trying to use phrases like “the Lord Jesus” and I’ll pray to “the living God” about that, and “God knows everything, you can trust Him completely”.

As some of us were taught when we were little, “God is great and God is good”. Let’s speak of Him this way to those who may not know Him in a permanent righteous way.

Glenn Rogers


“Where Be All His Miracles?”


A Survey on Where God Worked in Acts  by Glenn Rogers

Borrowing the title phrase from Judges 6:13 allows me to share with you something that may be surprising but is even more profound. My study this spring lead me to look at Acts and see how many of the miracles recorded in this book occurred in a church service. NOT MANY!

I chose not to count individual conversions as miracles in this, but the multiple conversions I did include. We know and surely believe that God saving a soul is His most marvelous and eternal work!

How did it breakdown? Only ONE miracle actually happened in what we would call a church service. This was God raising Eutychus from the dead. To expand this, eight more occurred in a religious setting, like Pentecost, earthquake at an impromptu prayer meeting, etc. So where did the rest of the 45 miracles happen? You probably guessed it – as the believers were going about living Gospel-centered, Gospel-sharing lives, this is where God showed up and performed most of the miracles.

Of course, we should continue to seek the powerful presence of God in our church services. Yet it is not all about the Sunday service! Seeing how and where the Lord worked in the early church, should we not also be leading our people to look for and expect God to use them mightily apart from our regular assemblies. Look at Acts 3 and 4 to see a prime example.

We must equip our people for such a Gospel-centered, Christ-led experience that they will see Him work as they are going; and we must also be seeking and experiencing the same.

The Same-Sex Marriage Decision of our U.S. Supreme Court.


  1. This decision is one more evidence that our nation is under the judgment of God and that our churches are being chastened in this matter as it relates to sexual purity, children, and marriage fidelity and integrity. All these are areas where we have weakened in the last 100 years.
  2. The celebration of this decision, joined be some professing Christians (“Love Wins”, etc.), is further evidence that we have not presented and demonstrated God’s ideal of one man for one woman for life.
  3. Let’s take full advantage of the situation with holy zeal and loving compassion to present biblical marriage and to help our people live it out and share the truth.
  4. Let’s be compassionate with those caught in sin and be diligent to present redemption for all sinners through Christ our Lord.

Also, make sure your church is protected from lawsuits and misuse of church facilities for weddings and events. We have had multiple sessions at our Association Conferences to help prepare us in this matter and remain to equip you and stand with you in these matters.

Going to The Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee is a great resource from our Southern Baptist Convention.  Click here for the ERLC web page.

Article by Glenn Rogers