“…devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and teaching…” I Timothy 4:14
There are some examples of group reading, Nehemiah 8 comes to mine. Reading the word was part of the early church’s liturgy. One pastor i know included significant readings in the worship service because he said, “I know they are not reading the scripture during the week.” The Lectionary is one way that many churches practice this. It is more or less lost to music and the message in Evangelical churches these days.
In ancient times, individuals were not able to own scriptures. Even today the opening of the Torah is a great event.
I am pondering reading through Hebrews 11 with some comment as the form of the sermon on Faithfulness. Perhaps with the text clicking along on Powerpoint.