Public Reading of the New Testament
WHERE: Wayside City Park in Blackduck
WHEN: To Be Announced
WHAT: Reading the New Testament
outloud by volunteers
WHY: To achieve God’s purpose
“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.” 1 Timothy 4:13 (NIV1984)
“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (NIV1984)
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Ro 10:17 (NIV1984)
To celebrate our First Amendment freedoms: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (“First Amendment” Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute. Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013.)
WHO: This is for all who want to come and listen or read. Readers are set up in advance. People come to listen for five minutes or for the whole event.
More Info for the Public Reading of the New Testament…
READERS AND VOLUNTEERS:
Area volunteers host the 6th annual public reading of the New Testament.
￮ About 20 hours of reading and listening with readers locally and from farther away each year.
￮ FREE: You may have a Bible and take some Bibles to give to others.
￮ You are invited to read, listen, pray or help setup, teardown, wait. Helpers, please contact us ASAP.
￮ Readers are scheduled first come-served. Readers will be set up in advance. Each reading will be about 15 minutes long. A one-reading break is given people who want to read more than once. Some come for the whole event to fill-in as needed. Readers need to provide email (preferred) or phone number to get schedule updates. The time from day start to day end can change an hour based on people's reading speed.
￮ Visitors may stay as long as they want - some come to just listen to the whole New Testament. It is a pleasant time in Blackduck and the Wayside Rest and Park is a pleasant place with grass, sun, shade, restrooms, and chairs. You may want to bring your favorite comfy chair.
What translations will be used?
Three easy to read and understandable translations have been chosen to be used:
• 1984 New International Version (NIV84)
• New King James Version (NKJV)
• English Standard Version (ESV)
A Little More Info
The Public Reading of the New Testament was first held in 2013 and each year since with readers from many different churches. It is hoped many more people will come to listen and read the New Testament from the Bible. Water will be provided at no cost. There will be FREE Bibles for you and for you to give away (quantity limit).
For more info or to read:
Call: 218-835-7957 (leave message) or
Stan and Lynette Strong, Caleb Waller, Dick Roue, and others coordinate and work the event.
Faith Lutheran Church