Read the Bible Through in a Week?

Yes, but only with a lot of help! Every year our church reads the entire Bible out loud in the sanctuary during Holy Week. We start on Palm Sunday by reading Genesis 1 out loud together during the morning service. Then people sign up for half-hour shifts throughout the week. We start at 7:00 a.m. and go to 10:00 p.m. most days. It takes about 150 half-hour shifts to read the whole Bible out loud. We read just up to the last chapter of Revelation on Saturday night. Then on Easter Sunday morning we read Revelation 22 out loud during the service, thus completing the reading of God’s Word out loud in the sanctuary from cover to cover.

We do this as an offering of praise back to God for His Word and to emphasize that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) It makes for a great church-wide activity, and everyone profits from participating.

So far this week we’ve read Genesis through Isaiah, so we pick up with Jeremiah 1 at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Here we go!

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