Why Do We Worship On Sunday?
Have you ever wondered why Christians worship on Sunday?
If you have grown up in church, then you might never have asked this questions because it is normal and habitual that Sunday was the day to go to church and worship. If you are a new believer, you probably have wondered this question.
As we seek to answer this question, we must first go back to the beginning in this discussion.
In the first two chapters of Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested. Ever since then, man has celebrated the seventh day of the week (Saturday) and made it a Sabbath. This is part of the Ten Commandments. On and off throughout the centuries, the Jewish people have celebrated that day, as the day to worship God and not work. This was called the Sabbath.
What about the Sabbath?
Why do we not celebrate that today as Christians?
Well, a curious thing happened. A little over two thousand years ago, a man was born who changed the world. His name was Jesus. Jesus was Immanuel, God with Us. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles and much more. He was crucified on the cross, and buried.
On the third day, He proved that He could conquer death and sin by rising again from the dead. This incredible, momentous day was on a Sunday.
Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.
Both Scriptures refer to Sunday as the first day of the week. It was on this day that the disciples would gather together to pray, fellowship and worship together. This was how the tradition of worshiping on Sunday started.
Throughout the early years of the church, the first day of the week, Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the dead, was set aside for the regular gathering of believers to worship Christ.
We gather together on Sunday to worship what Christ has done for us on the cross.
Will you gather and worship with us on Sunday?