The Bible, and particularly the New Testament, is the basis for all we do as Christians. We put a high value on Bible study and teaching and this is what our one hour ‘Bible reading’ is about.
Usually we study a book of the Bible. We start at the beginning and work through it over a number of months. Each study is introduced by one member of the assembly for about 10 – 15 minutes. He will then lead a discussion where questions might be raised and answered or comments and explanations provided by the other men in the assembly.
For this meeting, the chairs are arranged in a rectangle to help the discussion. You might ask whether the ladies in the assembly participate audibly in the study. The answer is that they don’t. We believe that we should continue the practice in the New Testament where the ladies remained silent.