I have had a few discussions recently where the format/order of meetings have come up. It’s an interesting discussion.
Some have advocated that the Lord’s supper is the most important meeting of the church (not a view the Scriptures back up) and that it should be the first activity of the church each week.
Others feel there is more flexibility in how and when the various meetings are conducted.
The Bible’s silence
What should be noted is that the Bible has nothing to say about the order and timing of meetings. This is not coincidental.
The fact that the Scriptures do not outline details of church practice should indicate to us that each local church has freedom to meet when it works best for them.
Major on the major
What is important? I personally don’t believe the Lord cares when we hold the Lord’s Supper. Whether it’s first thing Sunday morning, second meeting, in the middle of another service etc. isn’t the main issue.
What is important is the desire of our hearts to remember Him. What is important is that we come together in love, and share the worship of our hearts.
What do you think?
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