I often say, in church meetings, that the most important part of the whole get-together is the public reading of the Bible. It’s humbly letting God speak. Only because God speaks can we do anything else: preach, pray, sing, know how to love our God & our neighbour, …
So I was encouraged & challenged again when I read this blog post: reading scripture corporately. (Which in turn quotes someone else, the estimable Oliver O’Donovan.)
Here’s just one great quoted line, the one that convinced me to blog and link:
many a church may stay alive by the ministry of its readers which would otherwise die by the ministry of its preachers
Let’s read well, then!