January 2, 2010

Happy New Year everyone! What a blessing to see another year. I know that 2010 is going to be a fantastic year for the Kingdom of God. We are entering our seventh month in the preacher training program here at Dowlen Road.  It is amazing how quickly the time flies. These seven months have been extremely beneficial to me.  One of the things that is required in the training program is to read books selected by Max and David. I have currently read ten of these books. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when you set your mind to a specific goal.

I am currently in the process of putting together a workbook for the high school class that I will be teaching in February. We are going to tackle the subject of alleged Bible discrepancies. This is going to be a really fun class. It’s been a great experience for me to learn how to put a workbook together.

 Our first semester with the Lights at Lamar college Bible study group went extremely well. The college students are currently meeting every other week on campus for Bible study.  We met six times in the first semester and we had at least one visitor in almost every session. We have a great group of college students that are focused and determined in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

 One of the most exciting things that we are currently doing at the Dowlen Road congregation is our new Bible reading challenge for 2010. We are going to read and study the entire New Testament this year as a church family. We will be able to get through the New Testament by reading one chapter a day five days a week. On our website, we have the calendar for the weekly readings, an audio recording of the scriptures, and an audio commentary of the readings for each week. I have been given the opportunity to do the reading for the commentary portion. This has proven to be a great experience for me. I didn’t know how difficult it actually is to read written material and put it into a recording. Along with the daily Bible reading, my weekly Wednesday invitations will be centered on something from that week’s daily reading. Also, one sermon a month will come from a portion of the daily Bible reading.

Well, that’s all for now.

 Take care and God Bless,

 Benjamin Lee