(405) 425-5070

Live video: Watch Texas church’s 70-hour Bible reading marathon


Michael Whitworth, pulpit minister of the Jersey Village Church of Christ in Houston, has begun a 70-hour Bible reading marathon.
You can watch it live on the Internet.
Whitworth told The Christian Chronicle:

“This program is encouraging everyone to be better students of God’s Word.”

Details from the “Eat This Book!” Marathon website:

More than 3000 years ago, an aged Moses sat on a hillside and watched Israel’s warriors head into battle against the Amalekites. During the fray, as long as Moses held his arms up, Israel was winning. But as soon as his arms dropped to his side, the tide turned against them. It was only by the aid of Aaron and Hur that Moses was able to endure, and Israel won a great victory that day (Exod. 17:8-13). In that spirit, a 70-hour marathon commenced on Sunday, January 2nd at 8:00 pm at the  Jersey Village Church of Christ . Our pulpit minister,  Michael Whitworth , began reading the Bible all the way through; that’s right: from Genesis to Revelation without stopping! The marathon is scheduled to be completed around 6:00 pm on January 5th.
The event kicks-off the congregation’s 2011 initiative encouraging everyone to read the Bible through in a year. Volunteers are on hand for 1- and 2- hour shifts to bring Michael coffee, food, and provide him with much-needed emotional support.

  • Feedback
    Well I Never!!! I read in the Bible that a preachers function is to preach, “kerusso” in Greek. making an announcement for a King, in our case Christ Jesus King of All Kings, How easy it is to drift from what the Bible teaches and what “I” want to do! OH! how we’ve drifted. Please go and save some soul brother, there are thousands in Jersey village.A lady from that city called to me for help one day and I sent her to ya’ll…ALAS!
    John Jansen
    January, 7 2011

Filed under: News Extras Photos and Videos

View Comments

Don’t miss out on more stories like this.

Subscribe today to receive more inspiring articles like this one delivered straight to your inbox twice a month.

Did you enjoy this article?

Your donation helps us not only keep our quality of journalism high, but helps us continue to reach more people in the Churches of Christ community.

$
Personal Info

Dedicate this Donation

In Honor/Memory of Details

Card Notification Details

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $3 One Time

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.