We Have Reason To Meet!

A simple reading of the New Testament shows that the early Christians were persistent to gather on the first day of the week (see 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Sunday was set aside for the Lord. When the people assembled, they were focused on fellowshipping with each other, studying God’s Word, and prayer (see Acts 2:42). It’s unreasonable for us to expect God to bless us as He blessed the early church, when we are often negligent to do the same, simple things they did.

Some things should be obeyed clearly because God has declared them. Worship is one of them. The Lord has absolutely told us to “not [neglect] to meet together, as is the habit of some” (see Hebrews 10:25). Our misplaced priorities and flippant disobedience are proof that we aren’t as devoted to Jesus as we profess. The reality is those who love Jesus obey His commands (see John 14:15).

By Divine design, the Lord has established the first day of the week as a time for spiritual edification and encouragement (see 1 Thessalonians 5:11). Do you know why the church traditionally meets on Sundays? It’s the day upon which Jesus defeated death. Jesus got up from the grave on the first day of the week (see Matthew 28:1). Since the first resurrection morning over 2,000 years ago, Christians have been gathering on Sunday mornings to celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death. We have a good reason to meet for worship!

Pastor Justin Villines