I Corinthians 16
Key Verse: Verse 2 - "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come."
Key Words: Upon the first day of the week
Sunday is the primary day set aside for the assembling together of the church for the purpose of preaching, fellowship, and encouraging one another. Now granted, we should be willing to do these things on a daily basis (Acts 2:41-47); but Sunday is our primary day of assembling together because Jesus arose from the dead on the first day of the week (John 20:1). It is the only day ever referred to as the Lord’s day in regard to the church. In Revelation 1:10a John said, “I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day.”
Sunday is set aside for a day of worship, praise, and rejoicing in and for the things of God – not a day of rest; that is the Sabbath or Saturday. It is not beach day; it is the Lord’s day. It is not called mountain day; it is the Lord’s day. It is not called family reunion day; it is the Lord’s day. It is not recreation day, but the Lord’s day. It is not family day, but the Lord’s day.
The word day means “24 hours.” So it is not just the Lord’s day from 10:00 A.M. until noon, or 11:00 A.M. until noon; it is all day.
We are told in I Corinthians 16:2, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.” Two observations from this verse: 1) The first day of the week is Sunday, and 2) How can you give on the first day of the week if you’re not there?
In Acts 20:7 we read, “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.”
Now, we’ve only touched the hem of the garment in regard to “Sunday” and God’s desire for us on that day. I trust you will make the assembling of yourselves a priority for you and your family on this special day.
What to do:
✞ Remember that Sunday is a special day for assembling together with the saints of God.
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