Some Sundays may seem more special than others to some people.
You may recall a Sunday on which you or someone you love was baptized into Christ. Or a Sunday with a new congregation. Or your last Sunday with a church, or a special person in your life. Or it may be a childhood memory of a certain Sunday that sticks in your mind.
The religious world has designed by human decree some Sundays are more special than others.
However, every Sunday is special in God’s eyes. And for all followers of Christ.
Sunday is the day on which the gospel was preached and the church began (Ax. 2)
Sunday is the appointed day of worship for New Testament Christians (Ax. 20:7).
Sunday is the day to come together to observe the Lord’s Supper (Ax. 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:17-34).
Sunday is a time for mutual encouragement, exhortation, and spiritual edification (Heb. 10:24-25).
Sunday evokes many personal memories that are special from my childhood and through my years in ministry. My baptism. My first sermon. My first Sunday at a new church. A gospel meeting. Warm fellowship. Spirited singing. Fervent prayers. Hugs. Handshakes. And smiles.
But all of this and much more is predicated on what happened on that Sunday nearly 2,000 years ago when Jesus of Nazareth arose victorious, conquering death and the devil. And in doing so, He was “declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4).
On this special Sunday, I will be preaching at the Cosby church in the Smoky Mountains. It’s always a pleasure to be with these brethren and share the Word.
It’s Sunday. Go join fellow Christians in worship. It’s a special day. But so is every Sunday.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman