why do we go to church on sunday
Why do we go to church on Sundays? Sunday is a celebration! The early Christians worshipped together on the first day of the week, Sunday, to celebrate that Jesus had risen from the dead. While Sunday has become a day of worship for most Christians, the Bible doesnвt command us to worship on Sunday. In fact, throughout history, Jews have worshipped on Saturday. The Old Testament taught Israel to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy, and so they set aside Saturday as the Sabbath for rest and remembering Godвs work. Godвs commandment to set aside of day for worship and rest (a "Sabbath") still stands, but the day isnвt important. Christians have chosen Sunday as a special day to go to church and worship God as a group.
Sunday is a chance to honor the Lord and have a weekly reminder that we serve a risen Savior. Donвt forget, thoughвwe can and should worship God every day of the week! "Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy" (Exodus 20:8). "Let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let us do it all the more as you see the day coming when Christ will return" (Hebrews 10:25). "So donвt let anyone judge you because of what you eat or drink. Donвt let anyone judge you about holy days. Iвm talking about special feasts and New Moons and Sabbath days" (Colossians 2:16).
Podcast: (Duration: 7:36 7. 0MB) Subscribe: In this short episode, Kenny answers the question as to why we attend church services on Sundays opposed to any other day of the week.
The Bible encourages us to meet with other believers on a regular basis for things such asPprayer, worship, teaching, fellowship, and the sacraments (ie: baptism and communion). The early Church were mostly Jews, so they observed the Sabbath (Friday evening thru Saturday evening). They were already accustomed to doing these sorts of things. PHowever, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday morning, it became tradition to meet together every Sunday morning for corporate worship and to hear preaching from one of the Apostles, in honor of the Resurrection of our Lord. Many of the Gentile churches began to follow that tradition.
It is important to note that Christians are never commanded to worship on any particular day, it was the common practice and tradition of the early Church to do so. Because we value the heritage that we have inherited from the early believers, we have chosen to follow their example. However, we are not required to worship on Sundays together, we can choose to do so on any day we feel like getting together for worship. In addition, we should not only meet together for corporate worship, but we ought to be living life together, meeting regularly with other believers for fellowship, prayer, accountability, Bible study, and other things that can encourage our faith as well as deepen our friendships with other believers.
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