- Paul said to the church at Corinth that information about partaking of the Lord’s supper was delivered to him by the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:23)
- The night that Jesus was betrayed was when he instituted the Lord’s supper and on that night it was shown that the Lord’s Supper consisted of bread and fruit of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24-25 cf. Matthew 26:26-29).
- Paul also said to the church, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26)
- How “often” should they have eaten the bread and drunk the cup?
- Acts 20:7 gives the answer, “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.”
- Notice, the “disciples” came together to break bread on the first day of the week. Thus it was the first day of the week when the Lord’s Supper was taken.
- “When the disciples came together” shows the frequency of this coming together to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Whenever the first day of the week occurred one would find the disciples coming together to eat of the Lord’s Supper.
- So, the disciples (who are also known as Christians Acts 11:26) came together every first day of the week to partake of the Lord’s Supper.
- Does the church where you attend partake of the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week just like the church did in the first century?