Article - Do You Partake of the Lord’s Supper Every Sunday?
If not, why not? Most who attend a worship assembly…worship every Sunday, pray every Sunday, hear the reading/teaching of the Scriptures every Sunday, sing every Sunday, put something in the collection plate every Sunday; yet, they do not partake of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Is the Lord’s Supper of lesser importance? Quite the contrary! According to the New Testament, one of the main reasons Christians are commanded to assemble together “on the first day of every week” is “to break bread” (Acts 20:7; Hebrews 10:24-25; in 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 “every week” is in the original; compare Exodus 20:8 for the implication of meeting every week). Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week (Mark 16:9). Before the church began, Jesus’ disciples began assembling on the first day of the week (John 20:19). The church began on the first day of the week and continued steadfastly (indicating continuous practice) in “the breaking of bread” (Acts 2:1, 42, 47: Pentecost always occurred on Sunday, Leviticus 23:15-16). Every Sunday when Christians obey Jesus’ command to partake of the Lord’s Supper until He comes, they are communing (literally, “sharing in common” or “fellowshipping”) with Jesus in His kingdom, the church (1 Corinthians 11:24-26, “this do” literally means “continue to do”; Matthew 26:29; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17). When the Jews practiced some matters of the law, but neglected weightier matters of the law, Jesus said, “These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone” (Matthew 23:23). When we meet together every Sunday, let us not only pray, hear the Word, sing and give, but let us also PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER as the first century church did!
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