Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Public Reading of Scripture

(by Justin Taylor)

A good post here by Dan Phillips on why we should do it (hint: the Bible tells us so) and how we should do it.

Paul commanded Timothy to devote himself to the public reading of Scripture (1 Tim. 4:13). And the early church took this seriously. In about A.D. 150–155 Justin Martyr, describing a typical church service, includes the importance of reading the Word aloud:

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