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The Lord’s Day: why we go to church twice on Sundays

By David Campbell
April 2016 | Review by John Crosby
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • ISBN: 978-1-84625-461-1
  • Pages: 18
  • Price: 1.00
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These companion booklets (see also What does the Bible really say about the importance of Sundays?) provide teaching on an important subject that needs to be re-emphasised in our present age: the significance of the Lord’s Day for believers, and the desirability of meeting for worship twice each Sunday.

In our present ecclesiastical situation, each of these publications are of value, particularly to younger believers. The content in both cases is theologically conservative, but also pastorally sensitive. The style is lucid and engaging. 

David Campbell is concerned with the importance of a tradition that has existed throughout the centuries in evangelical churches: both morning and evening worship on the Lord’s Day. He points out the contemporary bent to worship once (usually in the morning) and to spend the remainder of the day on other activities.

His approach is not legalistic. He acknowledges that the double gathering for worship is nowhere explicitly prescribed in the New Testament. However, believers through the centuries have gained great benefit from meeting in the morning and the evening of the Lord’s Day.

David Campbell also emphasises the discouragement to pastors and preachers when believers absent themselves from gatherings of the body of believers. Believers are encouraged to gather with the people of God in mutual fellowship, rather than sit at home and sample online ministry, even if it is ‘the finest preaching in the world’.

 John A. Crosby


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