Why Does The Journey Meet On Saturday?

Q:  Why Do You Worship On Saturday?  I thought Sunday was the day we were supposed to go to church?

A:  Here is the Biblical basis for why we as "The Journey" worship together specifially on the 7th day of the week.  We are using "The Message" today as our translation.  You may want to compare with the KJV, or NLT, or NIV.

1 John 2 3-6 says:

2-3 Here's how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.
4-6 If someone claims, "I know him well!" but doesn't keep his commandments, he's obviously a liar. His life doesn't match his words. But the one who keeps God's word is the person in whom we see God's mature love. This is the only way to be sure we're in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived.
                                  The Message Bible

So, what did Jesus do?  How did He live?  Did He keep the commandments?

 Luke 4:14-21 answers those questions:

14-15Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that he was back spread through the countryside. He taught in their meeting places to everyone's acclaim and pleasure.
16-21He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place.
                                  The Message Bible

We follow His example because we love Him, not because we are bound to the law.  We keep His commandments because we delight in His law just as the Psalmist says.  All 10. 

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The commandments can be found in Exodus 20:

3 No other gods, only me.
 4-6 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don't bow down to them and don't serve them because I am God, your God, and I'm a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me. But I'm unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.
 7 No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won't put up with the irreverent use of his name.
 8-11 Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don't do any work—not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.
 12 Honor your father and mother so that you'll live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.
13 No murder.
14 No adultery.
15 No stealing.
16 No lies about your neighbor.
 17 No lusting after your neighbor's house—or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don't set your heart on anything that is your neighbor's.


The Journey beliefs are based soley on the life of Jesus, His example, and His commandments. Sometimes this modern day life that we live in seems to get in the way.  We fall short of the law and the love of God.  Paul, who was an Apostle of Jesus, and wrote many of the books in the New Testament, wrote this in the book of Romans, 
"We all have sinned an fallen short of the love and character of God." 

Jesus Himself testifies of His desire to save us all:  
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life."

He saves us by His grace.

Keep your eyes on Jesus!  Follow in His steps.  They lead right to the Kingdom of Heaven!