THE LAST LORD'S DAY OF 1994
How time seems to fly! It is difficult to realize that this is the last Lord's Day of this year. The apostrophe in the word Lord's shows possession; it tells us that the day belongs to the Lord. Let us think for a moment about this special day.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LORD'S DAY
Jesus arose from the dead on this day. "Now upon the first da of the week ...they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus...He is not here, but is risen," Luke 24:1-6.
The disciples of Christ are to assemble in order to eat the Lord"s Supper on this day. "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread , Paul preached unto them.," Acts 20:7.
"Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him..." 1 Corinthians 16:2. Indeed, we see that the Lord's Day is highly significant to all who respect the word of God.
THE LORD'S DAY IS NOT...
a day to be ignored. The children of God are to assemble for the purposes noted above. It is sad that so many in our society ignore the Lord's Day as a time for worshipping our Creator. Sadder still, is the fact that some Christians also ignore this day to pursue their own personal interests.
to be used by the church to celebrate days of human origin such as Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. The church is to engage only in those activities authorized by the New Testament and there is no New Testament authority for the church to observe special religious holy days.The Roman Catholic Church originated Christmas as a religious holiday to commemorate the birth of Christ. There is no authority for the church to celebrate the birthday of Christ. Christmas, viewed and used by individuals as a national holiday, is appropriate but it must not be used in such a way as to detract from the Lord's Day.
THE LORD'S DAY IS...
a time of spiritual refreshment, a time of sincere worship to God who made us , who loves us and who does not want a single one of us to perish. Let us remember the words of J.H. Childress:
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