Why should Scripture be read well?
• Scripture comes from an oral tradition. Revelation 1:3: “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the
words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and who take to heart what is written
in it, because the time is near.”
• Quality of presentation is necessary in contemporary rhetorical culture.
• Distractions in the pew.
• Engaging congregants in the Scripture reading has the potential to influence their own attitudes
and actions about personal Bible reading.