The first day of the week

“Now on the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread”  (Acts 20:7)  The scripture does not command  Christians to set aside one day a year to celebrate the Resurrection (Easter).  The biblical model is to gather on the first day of every week for this purpose.  What a subtle and powerful shift of thinking this is!  Rather than meet on the 7th day in commemoration of creation, we meet on the 1st day in celebration of the new creation!  Rather than resting from our labors we find our “rest” in Christ and look foward to the adventures ahead with Christ as our risen leader!  In a few hours, the people and pastors of FBC will gather with just such enthusiasm.  Our prayers and our songs will be lifted to the Lord with the confidence that He will revive us and send us back into the world in victorious service.  Today is the first day of a new week.  It can be the first day of a new life.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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