A Message from Dr. Michael Lewis

Hello! I am Michael Lewis, and I serve as the lead pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and my life has been forever changed since the age of twelve when God rescued me from the penalty of my sin by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! My family and I count it a great blessing to follow Christ and make Him known.

Soon after graduation from high school in Richmond Hill, Ga, I attended Columbia International University and entered my first pastorate at twenty-one years of age. During my college years, God allowed me to meet my beautiful wife Liliana. We are celebrating 28 years of marriage this year. God has blessed us with three wonderful daughters.

In 1996, I graduated with a masters of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In May, 2005, I received a honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Liberty University. The Lord has given me the honor of serving churches in SC, GA, TX, & FL as pastor.

Pastor Michael Lewis and his good friend Andy Spencer recently wrote the book: “Lift Your Pastor.” You can purchase your copy today by clicking this LINK. The following paragraph is written on the back of the book…

Research tells us that pastors are 52 percent more likely than the general population to have experienced loneliness in the last three months. Our ministry leaders need close relationships to prevent burnout, fatigue and isolation. Thankfully, Michael Lewis and Andy Spencer are not only aware of these statistics, they’re doing something about them. Pastor Michael is an effective, relevant ministry leader and passionate example and messenger of Great Commission living Empowered by Great Commandment love. He’s also human. Lift Your Pastor tells Michael’s story and how he has been able to ride out the increasing demands of ministry because of God’s provision of a Pastor’s Advocate. Andy is a faithful church leader, successful businessman and world-class encourager. Lift Your Pastor shows how Andy has learned to support, encourage and care for his pastor. His role as Pastor’s Advocate serves as an example for us all. Our world needs confident, committed pastors who will champion the name of Jesus and lift the mantle of God and His people. Pastors, this book is for you. Let this resource remind you of how the people of God can support you as you carry out the calling of God. Advocates, this book is for you. May this resource show you how to lift up your pastor and allow him to more effectively live out God’s ultimate purpose and calling. Dr. David Ferguson Executive Director The Great Commandment Network

What: “Walk In The Light” Message Series

When: Sundays, September 15 – November 24 @ 10:30am

Where: Worship Center

Pastor Michael is doing an expository message series from the Book of 1 John entitled “Walk In The Light.”

Giving a deeper exposition of Jesus’ final words to His disciples in the Upper Room – John 12: 35 – What does it mean that Jesus gave the Discipleship Imperative to “Walk in the Light lest the darkness overtake you” … John the beloved disciple who was in the upper room when Jesus spoke this explains in His little letter of 1 John …

*Walk in the Light – By Faithful Engagement in Fellowship 1 Jn 1:1 -4
*Walk in the Light – By Fresh Encounters Jesus 1 Jn 1:5 – 2:2
*Walk in the Light – By Frequent Experiences with the Word 1 Jn 2:3–14
*Walk in the Light – To Escape the Darkness of the World 1 Jn 2:15–23
*Walk in the Light – By Abiding in Jesus, the Word, & fellowship 1 Jn 2:24–29
*Walk in the Light – of the Glorious Revelation of Jesus 1 Jn 3:1–10 – with hearts of anticipation and appreciation
*Walk in the Light – by Loving One Another – 1 Jn 3:11–24
*Walk in the Light – To Escape the Darkness of Deception 1 Jn 4:1-6
*Walk in the Light – of Resurrection Life 1 Jn 4:7–16
*Walk in the Light – of Perfect Love 1 Jn 4:17–21
*Walk in the Light – of the New Birth 1 Jn 5:1–4
*Walk in the Light – of Jesus’ Life in You 1 Jn 5:5–13
*Walk in the Light – of Confident Praying 1 Jn 5:14–21

The challenge of this Series is to encourage multiplication of Disciples in D-Groups… Calling maturing believers to form D-groups… Calling hungry believers who desire discipleship to indicate their desire…

How can D-Group process go to the next level at RSBC?

If making disciples of Jesus who love God, love one another, and lead others to be disciples is really the MISSION of Jesus for Roswell Street, then what do we all need to do to take this to the next level?

Every leader – leading a D-Group
Every member – a part of a D-Group
Everyone being involved in at least one ‘Come and See’ visit this quarter…

Contact: BambiMcLaughlin@RoswellStreet.com