Sometimes I have more questions than answers. People look at a blog and wonder what point the author is trying to drive across. Many times, my posts are pointless. (All puns intended) That is, I’m asking questions not out of an attempt to “set you up” for something I want to say, but as an effort to get some input.
So please read today’s post in that way. Not argumentative. Information seeking.
Why have we come to see the Sunday assembly as “worship”? What is that based on?
I don’t think it’s based in any way on the Old Testament. We don’t have weekly assemblies there, nothing that resembles what we do on Sunday.
Some would point to the synagogue, but the main purpose of the synagogue was teaching, not worship. (Correct me if I’m mistaken; I’m no expert on the synagogue)
Are there certain New Testament texts that lead us to refer to our assemblies as worship?
I’m used to the terminology that says “Bible class at 9, worship at 10,” but is that terminology accurate? On what basis do we call part of our time together on Sunday “worship”?
I’ll do my best to sit back and listen. Looking forward to your input.