Let's Talk: What Does The Bible Say?

Sunday, the First Day of the Week, is the Lord’s Day

Sunday is the day Jesus rose from the dead. Christians worship and devote themselves to Christ on the Lord’s Day, both publicly and privately, setting it apart from other days as a day to honor God. People often ask whether the Lord’s Day should be observed the same way the Sabbath was observed in the Old Testament. The spirit of the Sabbath commemoration, commanded by God as a day of rest, is certainly part of the Lord’s Day remembrance, but many Sabbath traditions were manmade. Activities on the Lord’s Day should be governed by the Christian’s conscience under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Here are some things the Bible says about the Lord’s Day:

Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 12:1-12; 28:1ff.; Mark 2:27-28; 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-3,33-36; John 4:21-24; 20:1,19-28; Acts 20:7; Romans 14:5-10; I Corinthians 16:1-2; Colossians 2:16; 3:16; Revelation 1:10.