How Often Should Congregations Partake Of The Lord’s Supper?

Acts 20:7 reads “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.”

I Cor 10:16 (along with I Cor 11:17-34) proves the breaking of bread in Acts 20:7 is referring to the Lord’s Supper, not just to a common every day meal in order to satisfy hunger. So it is obvious the disciples partook of the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week in Acts 20:7, and the following passages show we should emulate such example – Phil 4:9, 3:17, I Cor 4:16, 11:1, II Thess 3:7,9, Heb 6:12, I Thess 1:6.

But to illustrate how Acts 20:7 is teaching we should eat the Lord’s Supper every First Day of the week, notice Exodus 20:8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” That verse does not say, “remember every sabbath day,” it just says, “remember the sabbath day.” So how did the Israelites know they were supposed to keep holy the seventh day of every week? Because every week had a seventh day in it. Likewise, we know that we should eat the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week, because every week has a first day in it.

Conclusion: The Bible teaches that congregations must come together to eat the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week.

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