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Can the Lords Supper be offered at Sunday evening service?

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if no is going out to give the lords supper to the people that is sick and ask someone give it to them and you do it and did not ask leadship is right for leadship to tell you stop.

 

 

CLARIFICATION: #1

 God is our leadership and He has told us how and when to take the Lords Supper. The bible verse Acts 20:7 tell us the disciples came together to break bread.

Acts 20:7 ¶ And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.  

  We know this is referring to taking the Lords Supper because of the context. The context “first day of the week” and “disciples came together”. Some people want to say this is a meal, but Paul was very plain to the Corinthians not to turn the Lord Supper into a meal in 1Co. 11:22.

1Co 11:22  What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

 To take a sick brother or sister the Lords Supper would not be the disciples coming together. This is not the Church (Christians, Disciples, Brethren etc.) coming together. This is one person going to a place where a sick Christian lives. The same would apply to someone on vacation and deciding to take the Lords Supper in their room or out on the lake.

 

 The Greek word for “church” is ekklesia ek-klay-see’-ah.

 AV-church 115, assembly 3; 118

 1) a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly.

 

 Called out is the key word here. Is the sick Christian called out? Is the Christian on vacation called out?

 You cannot establish a Church (assembly of Christians) on the fly. A church (assembly of Christians) is known by Christian of the local area and has agreed to assembly in that designated area.  This is how “came together” is described. Christian don’t “come together” on the golf course. Christian don’t “come together” in a remote area for one day in a motel room. If there is a meeting place available then you must meet there. If you are on vacation then find a place where other Christians have established a meeting place. The strongest verse I think that backs this thinking is 1Co. 11:33.

  1Co 11:33  Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

 

There are other verses that I think indicates an established meeting place, even thought it can be anywhere Acts 2:46.

 Ac 2:46  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

 This verse describes two events: Christians coming together in an established place, the temple and eating meals from house to house. The word “and” is what separates the gathering in the temple from the breaking bread as a meal. The Greek definition of “one accord” is “with one mind”. Given the events leading up to this verse, they where most likely one minded in praising God, then leaving the temple they went from house to house to eat.

 Another scripture supporting an established meet place where brethren came together with one mind is Acts 5:12.

Ac 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

 

 Look at this verse where Paul dismissed the assembly. The word here assembly is the Greek word ekklesia.

Ac 19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

 How can you dismiss a visit to a sick Christian? How can you dismiss yourself from a vacationing place like a motel room, the golf course or the racetrack.

 Many churches have been start with a group meeting in someone’s home. However, the purpose is to meet as a newly established church. Not a make shift place because you are in a temporary location.

1Co 16:19  The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

 That Christian who is sick and cannot get to church is excused from the command “forsake not the assembly”. Hebrews 10:25

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

 Now for that person on vacation they need to make an effort to find a church when traveling and attend with a local established church. If you cannot find a church then avoid going to that area.

 

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