The Lord's Day


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.

Acts 20:7 KJV

This is an indication the Gentile church began to meet on Sundays. They gathered together on the first day of the week to break bread. When Paul was writing to the Corinthians, he also referred to when they gathered together on the first day of the week -

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.

I Corinthians 16:2 KJV

Often I'm asked, "What day of the week should we worship the Lord?" Well, I go back to Romans where Paul said -

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Romans 15:5 KJV

I'm the guy that considers every day alike. As far as I'm concerned, every day is the Lord's Day. I worship Him every day of the week.

- Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
- The Word for Today Bible - Copyright © 2005

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