November 29, 2007
Let Me Introduce You To 17-Year Old Ben
I've known Ben for a while, but really spent some time talking with this 17-year old teenager about a month or so ago. That's when I learned that he's reading his way through Banner of Truth's 14-volume set on Romans by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Soon after that, Ben's mom called to order two books that Ben wanted for his birthday: "Mortification of Sin," by John Owen, and "Godly Man's Picture," by Thomas Watson. And most recently, with Ben's work in Romans, I gave Ben a challenge - Memorize the Book of Romans! If he would, I would ... one verse at a time. "Better yet," I said,"How about you get some others to join us, sort of a 'Romans Club'?" Wouldn't you know it" He did! Three of his friends, so far, I think. Today's verse is Romans 1:9. Tomorrow we'll memorize 1:10. We're still early in the process, so we're still taking new members! My youngest daughter - age 13 - joined last night; she memorized Romans 1:1-3 before going to bed! And who said teenagers had to act like idiots! Grace & peace to you. Steve.