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Jesus died on Friday rested on Saturday rose on Sunday isn't it evident that Saturday would be the right day of worship in the bible Jesus worship on the Sabbath

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Hi Miguel

Thank you for sending your various questions.

Jesus indeed would have worshiped on Saturday in the Temple and in the various synagogues. However, in the New Testament, the disciples met on Sundays, when any day is specifically mentioned. We are also told that they met daily in the Temple and from house to house. Since God made the entire world, it is likely that any day could be used to worship Him without violating a requirement for a specific day. Since the early disciples met on Sunday, and Paul even acknowledges waiting to meet with them, and preaching to them on Sunday.

Because Jesus was raised on Sunday, and the early disciples met, preached, collected monies, and broke bread on that day, Sunday is an acceptable day for worship. Jesus appeared to the disciples on Sunday, and even broke bread with the two Emaus travelers Sunday afternoon. However, every day is also appropriate for worship.

May our God bless you

Hoyt

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I can answer just about any doctrinal, relational, or Scriptural question from a "traditional" church of Christ perspective, and from perspectives of somewhat more progressive congregations. If you want an answer from a particular perspective, let me know that up front, and I'll respond in that vein. If you want to peg me on the liberal-conservative spectrum, I would suggest a bit left of center. Depending on the question though, I might be far left, or perhaps rather toward the right.

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I have fifty years as a member of Churches of Christ. Over those five decades, I have taught teen classes, adult classes, served as a deacon and congregational administrator, Lay Leader at two military congregations, and finally as a shepherd of a 500 member congregation. Most of the congregations I have been a member of have been "mainline" congregations, but I am quite familiar with more conservative and more liberal congregations and views as well. I read and subscribe to various books and periodicals for churches of Christ, and have discussed a variety of topics with representatives of our various groups both in person, and via mail. One of my Masters degrees is from Pepperdine, so let that guide your understanding of my formal training.

Organizations
Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Publications
www.robersonblog.blogspot.com

Education/Credentials
I hold a Masters of Ministry degree from Pepperdine University, as well as a Masters of Counseling degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix.

Awards and Honors
The greatest temporal honor I have had is to be an elder for ten years. The next greatest temporal honor is having been asked to preach for our current congregation.

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