12-23-2016 The First Day Of The Week

Jesus “rose early on the first day of the week” (Mark 16:9 NKJV).  To remember how special that day is, it was “on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them” (Acts 20:7 NKJV).  Jesus had said, “as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26 NKJV).  Every week has a “first day” to remember His resurrection and gather to remember His death with the Lord’s Supper. Sad, isn’t it, when this practice of faith is cast aside for ball games, car races, family reunions, traveling, housework, entertainment, “sleeping in,” shopping, or the host of other human “reasons” that are used.  God made “the first day of the week” special, but people ignore what makes it so special!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.