Top Ten Places to Read Your Bible

Karen Matthias-Long

Do you need some ideas to help inspire others in your congregation – or even your own family – to read the Bible? Here’s one idea that I put together years ago during the “Mission90″ emphasis….

Make a top ten list of places where folks can read the Bible and then post it on the refrigerator door, on the church bulletin board, in the church bulletin or newsletter, the synod office lobby, or even on the door to the church or synod office bathroom stall!

Here’s a possible list. Make it fun! Make up – or add – your own ideas to the list!


1. With friends and family – “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

2. At mealtime – “So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat.” (Ezekiel 3:2)

3. Before bedtime – “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

4. On a tennis court – “Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord had come to him.” (2 Kings 20:4)

5. In an airplane – “He flew swiftly….he traveled on the wings of the wind.” (Psalm 18:10)

6. In a restaurant – “It is not right that we should neglect the Word of God in order to wait on tables.” (Acts 6:2)

7. In study hall – “Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

8. In Sunday School/Church – “The next sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the Word of the Lord.” (Acts 13:44)

9. While changing diapers – “Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51)

10. In the bathroom – “…you who have followed me will also sit on…thrones.” (Matthew 19:28)