The Shofar: Time to Worship the Lord

A Call to Worship

Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7 Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”

 New American Standard Bible: 1995 update.

Since Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week, we attend church on the first day of the week.

Since Jesus died for us while we were still His enemy, it seems reasonable to worship our Lord by attending church on Sunday. Even if we are unhappy with church life, we ought to follow the example of Jesus, loving the church and giving ourselves for the church. Let us attend church to bless others, rather than expecting others to bless us. By doing so, we please our Savior.

Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead!”