Upon The First Day Of The Week
*The answer handout in PDF is available here: Upon The First Day Of The Week Answers
1. This song is Scriptural for these reasons: See #2. There is much to this song that is right, but there is an error that cannot be made in song.
- Jesus was risen from the dead on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:9, Luke 24:1-10, and John 20:1-19).
- Jesus died (Hebrews 2:8-9), was buried (John 19:40), then arose (I Corinthians 15:1-4), to reign (Acts 2:29-33), triumph (John 16:33), and to save (II Timothy 1:8-10).
- Disciples meet on the first day of the week to break bread and drink the fruit of the vine in memory of Christ (Acts 20:7-11; cf. Matthew 26:26-30 and I Corinthians 11:23-26).
- We give on the first day of the week as we’ve prospered (I Corinthians 16:1-2).
- We should adore [love and respect deeply] (I Corinthians 16:24) the King of kings (I Timothy 6:14-17 and Revelation 17:14).
- John had a vision of Christ on the “Lord’s day” wherein His voice sounded as a trumpet (Revelation 1:9-11).
- In the fourth verse we have a BIG PROBLEM!!!! Thus, I will not touch the chorus (which has some good points). Notice question # 2 for the BIG PROBLEM.
2. This song is not Scriptural for these reasons:
- We don’t worship Jesus on the first day of the week. We worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).
- Our prayers are to the Father (Matthew 6:9) through the Son (Ephesians 5:20; cf. I Timothy 2:5).