“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… And day by day, attending the temple and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.”
It seems like the practices of the early Church were so very different than our own today. Take this reference to Communion, for instance. Here the early church was coming together daily for teaching, fellowship, and the Lord’s Supper. They were zealously attending temple service and then coming together in their homes every day for this sacred moment. Today ,we meet once a week for corporate worship and fellowship, and then too often our churches limit the taking of the Lord’s Supper to once a season… a season!
Luckily, since I have been here in Louisville, I have become involved in a church that celebrates the Lord’s Supper as often as it gathers, each Sunday at the end of each service. This has made a significant impact on my week, for I know I must prepare my heart for that time each week, according to the commands of 1 Corinthians.
However, the question remains: why can we no longer meet daily as the early Church did? Are our lives really so much busier than those of a man and woman in the first century who also had to toil long days to support themselves and their families, without many of the conveniences of today? Are we really too busy to daily commune together with Christ and his Bride?