Here’s a brief video introducing the New Testament way of gathering together unto God!
These are some key points to consider:
1. Acts 20:7 – “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread . . .” Here clearly you see the very reason why the early church came together the first day of the week. It was not to pray, preach, sing, dance, play their harps and beat on their drums. It was to “Break Bread”!
2. I Cor 14:26 In KJV it reads “How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, . . .” Let’s try and see it what’s the real message in here. What this verse actually means: “So here’s what I want you to do. When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, teach a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight.” You see? It is not one man leading the songs, it is not one man teaching all the time, it is not one man praying all the time. It is a combined effort to Worship the Lord and edify the Church.
So here’s the rundown: A true Sunday worship meeting will focus on the Breaking of Bread (Communion). The baptized believers who are in fellowship can participate in the open time of worship with a Psalm; a prayer; a relevant Bible reading; or a congregational hymn to be sung. Scriptures teach that the men should lead vocally. 1 Timothy 2:8, 11; 1 Corinthians 14:34.”