Christians meet together upon the first day of each week. This is the day Jesus arose from the dead, the day the Holy Spirit came, the day the church of Christ was established (John 20; Acts 2:1-47; Acts 20:7; I Cor 11:17-33). It has been the day of celebration and worship for two centuries, when the feast divine is spread: eating the bread and drinking the cup in memory of Jesus.
For disciples to miss these meetings is a violation of God’s will. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25 NIV) We cannot overemphasize the importance of Christians assembling together, and yet many neglect it by sleep, sports, TV, travel, etc. The apostle John calls this day “the Lord’s day” (Rev 1:10). It is His and is therefore to be used in His worship, scripture reading and service. It’s anticipation is a joy: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of the Lord” (Psa 122:1) It is the time appointed by Christ, ordered by Paul to all churches (I Cor 16:1-2).
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