Have you considered how Sundays have changed in America over the years? It used to be that it was rare for a business to be open on Sunday. It used to be that in many families, there was no question as to what would happen on Sunday – the family would be in church together.
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
In the New Testament, Sundays, known as the first day of the week, was when Christ arose conquering sin, death, and Satan (Mark 16:9). The first day of the week was set apart by believers to assemble together in a local church and worship and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:2).
However, in America today, Sunday has become just another day. We have moved it from being that which is holy and set apart unto the Lord to making it profane – just another day in our week, not set apart unto the Lord. Many fill Sundays will pleasure, family time, overtime, and any other time filler other than going to church.
It is the responsibility of preachers to mark the difference between that which is holy (set apart) and that which is profane (made common) – Ezekiel 44:23). Each Sunday, a believer has the chance to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by assembling together with other believers in a local Bible-believing Local Church. In addition, it’s a Christian’s responsibility to clearly demonstrate that He is seeking God first by making it a priority to be with God’s people in His church (Matthew 6:33). To keep this commitment is to swim upstream against a culture and a society that is ignoring the Lord’s Day and His purpose for it.
If you have swallowed our cultural view of Sunday being just another day, why not swim upstream and follow God and His Word and join us this Sunday for our services at Mt. Zion? Why not recommit yourself to making Sunday the Lord’s Day in your life and your family’s life? Where will you be this coming Sunday, on the Lord’s Day? Will you honor the Lord by putting Him first in your week and attending a Bible-Believing Church? Come join us this Sunday!