There is much debate down through the ages as to whether believers should congregate for communal worship on the seventh day – Saturday – or first day – Sunday.
Historical evidence supports the first day Sunday experience, but some believers still feel the Old Testament rules for the seventh-day Saturday worship have not been rescinded.
In this Bible study, we invite you to check the scriptures and determine for yourself if Christians are in violation of God’s law when they choose Sunday corporate worship over Saturday.
□ Read the following texts and indicate from each when the early church met for corporate worship. John 20:19 1 Corinthians 16:1-3 Acts 20:7 □ Read Acts 15:28-29. Note what is specifically commanded of the demands that should be made on Gentile believers, and what is not mentioned.
□ Compare the verses above. Do you see any mention of the believers meeting for worship on the seventh-day Saturday, or just on the first-day Sunday. What might you conclude from that?
□ Read John 20:1. What is significant about the first-day Sunday for the Christian believer?
□ Read Colossians 2:16. NOTE: No where in scripture does God command Gentile Christian believers to observe the seventh-day Sabbath. What does He say in Colossians 2:16 that relates to their freedom regarding the Sabbath?
Believers are to worship Jesus every day. But God also wants all who love Him to come together as the body of Christ in corporate worship on a regular basis as well. The particular day of the week is not important.