Fellowship of Believers
Many people have asked Fellowship of Believers us why we meet on Saturday instead of Sunday. The answer is simple, really.
In Bible times the Jewish law was to observe the seventh day Sabbath and still today, Orthodox Jews worship on Saturday along with other Sabbath keeping churches around the world. The fourth commandment commands us to Remember and REST on the Sabbath. However, we are not under the law, but Grace! Praise GOD!
The Old Testament in Exodus 20 we read that Moses was given The Law known as The Ten Commandments. These laws were given to the Israelites solely, and for thousands of years this law was in effect. But, when Jesus died on the cross, He fulfilled Gods Righteous Requirement of the Law. Thereby releasing us from the law. We find our rest in Christ (Matt. 11:28-29).
So, are Christians under obligation to observe a designated Sabbath day? NO, Christians are NOT obligated to worship on Saturday. Romans 14 tells us there is personal freedom regarding the observance of holy days: Romans 14:5-6 "In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him."
In Colossians 2 Christians are instructed not to judge or allow anyone to be their judge regarding Sabbath days: Colossians 2:16-17 "Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ."
As followers of Christ, we are no longer under legal obligation, for the requirements of the law were fulfilled in Jesus Christ and what He did for us at the cross. Everything we have, and every day we live, belongs to the Lord.
This is the day which the LORD has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!
So as Romans 14 instructs, we should be "fully convinced" that whichever day we choose is the right day for us to set aside as a day of worship. And as Colossians 2 warns, we should not judge or allow anyone to judge us regarding our choice.
The early church began meeting on Sundays soon after Christ rose from the dead, in honor of the resurrection of Jesus, which took place on the first day of the week, which was a Sunday. Paul instructed the churches to meet together on the first day of the week on Sunday to give offerings: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
And when Paul met with believers in Troas to worship, they gathered on the first day of the week: Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.
And so FOB has chosen to meet together and fellowship on Saturday’s; to set aside this time to praise, sing, worship, and to magnify the Lord, Jesus Christ for everything He has done for us.
We invite you to be blessed as you join us to lift up His name.
If you choose to worship the Lord on Sunday, we support your decision to do so. The important choice is that you have set aside a day to honor, worship and lift up the name of Jesus. He deserves our praise. He is worthy to be praised.
There is another important choice you must make. And that is to accept (and not reject) Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him the LORD of your life. Ask Him to forgive your sins. When you make this all important decision of your life, this is called being born again.
After you have done this you will have the blessed assurance that your salvation is secure and your name will be listed in the Lambs’ Book of Life.
You are on your way to heaven! God bless you.
If you need help with your decision or have questions about being born again, please contact Linda for additional help and prayers at firstname.lastname@example.org