Why Is The Acts 20:7 Lord’s Supper Example Important?

Faithful Christians eat the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week for a reason. They are following the precedence set for us in Acts 20:7. But why is the Acts 20:7 example important, and not just happenstance? Let’s address that question …

• The mention of the Lord’s Supper in connection with the first day of the week was not just said in passing. I like the way Johnny Stringer put it: “One indication that the particular day on which they observed the Lord’s Supper was significant is the fact that Luke deliberately specified the day. As he described the many events recorded in Acts, how often did he specify the day of the week on which an event occurred? Does he ever make a point of mentioning that a thing occurred on the 2nd day of the week? Or the 4th? … when Luke is careful to specify that the brethren observed the Lord’s Supper on that day, we must conclude that their observing it on that particular day was a matter of significance. In addition, we learn from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians that Christians regularly assembled on that day, for the church at Corinth as well as the churches of Galatia were commanded to make a collection on the first day of the week.”

• It was done by a group of Christians.

• It was done by a congregation meeting together (I Cor 11:18,20,33) during a worship service.

• It was accompanied by preaching.

• It was determined before hand by the disciples (the congregation) that they would come together on the first day of the week for the purpose of eating the Lord’s Supper. This is why they came together!

And so it is clear the Acts 20:7 first day of the week Lord’s Supper example is not just what some individuals did incidentally.

Does the congregation you worship with follow the example of Acts 20:7 regarding eating the Lord’s Supper?

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