Why don’t you meet daily?


I have another question, at the end of chapter 2 in the book of Acts, it is written that the church met daily.  Where you worship does the body meet daily?  If not, can you explain why not?


"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart" (Acts 2:46).

It is interesting that you ask about the daily meeting, but not about the meeting in the temple in Jerusalem. People have a tendency to look at examples, pick what they find useful and ignore the rest. Few stop and ask which parts of the example were essential to fulfilling a command of God and which were incidental to the time and place of the particular event being described. See "Following Biblical Examples" for more details.

We know that meeting at the temple was not an essential fact because the disciples met in a variety of places. This is what Jesus said would happen. "Jesus said to her, 'Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father'" (John 4:21). In the same way, we also see that the disciples did not always meet daily. Those in Troas met on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7) -- this even though Paul and his fellow travelers were in town for seven days (Acts 20:6). So again, we conclude that in the example of Acts 2:46 the daily meeting is what they did, but it wasn't an essential fact.

Why would they have done it? Because in Jewish worship, people gathered twice a day at the temple for prayer (Acts 3:1). It appears that the early Christians, recently converted from Judaism, continued the practice. It was also a good time to gather as it gave opportunities to teach others (Acts 5:42).

The congregation here chooses to meet three times a week, but you will find variations in that. What you'll find consistent is that churches meet at least once on the first day of the week to partake of the Lord's Supper as the earliest disciples did.

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