Saturday, June 18, 2016

The First Day of the Week - Sunday

Today is the day of the week when early followers of Jesus met together. People know this day as Sunday but in the New Testament is became known as the Lord's Day, Revelation 1:10. 

This special day is observed by most Christians as the weekly memorial of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is said in the Gospels to have been witnessed alive from the dead early on the first day of the week.
According to some sources, Christians held corporate worship on Sunday in the 1st century.[1] The earliest Biblical example of Christians meeting together on a Sunday for the purpose of "breaking bread" and preaching is cited in the New Testament book The Acts of the Apostles chapter 20 and verse 7 (Acts 20:7). 2nd-century writers such as Justin Martyr attest to the widespread practice of Sunday worship (First Apologychapter 67), and by 361 AD it had become a mandated weekly occurrence. 
I am looking forward to today. It will be my privilege to remember and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. I am in Coleford, England, UK for the week speaking at a Holiday Bible Club. It will be a thrill to tell children about the love of God and explain that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ was to provide salvation and blessing that has an eternal effect  
All in all this is an excellent day. How was your day?
  1. ^ Roger T. Beckwith (2001). Calendar and Chronology, Jewish and Christian: Biblical, Intertestamental and Patristic Studies. BRILL. pp. 47–. ISBN 0-391-04123-1.

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