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The Public Reading

In Church, Scripture on June 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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Bible Reading, 1941
photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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During most church services today there is a time when one or more short passages of scripture are read, usually immediately preceding the sermon. But for the first century church it appears that the public reading of the scriptures was a much more significant part of their gathering.

This conversation with Rev. Terry Johnson, Senior Minister of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savanna, GA, takes a look at what that might mean for us today.

“The Public Reading” by Rev. Terry Johnson is featured in the July 2009 edition of Tabletalk Magazine from Ligonier Ministries, available through their website.

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  1. I am so very grateful to be an active member of IPC where our services are conducted as Terry described in his article. My prayer is that all churches would adopt this form of worship and that God would bless our struggling nation with renewed faith, worship, and obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ.

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