The NIV Study Bible footnote states, “Every Sunday each person was to bring what had been set aside for the Lord’s work an amount appropriate to his income.” Since it was to be brought on Sunday, the new day of worship, it was probably collected at the worship service and not his home. Justin Martyr indicates in his Apology 1:67-68 that in his time offerings were brought to church on Sundays. In Revelations 1:10 John states, “On the Lord’s day I was in the Spirit, and I heard a loud voice like a trumpet.” The NIV study Bible footnote states (the Lord’s day). A technical term for the first of the week, so named Jesus rose from the dead on that day. It was also the day on which the Christians met and took up collections. Colossians 2:16 states, “Therefore don’t let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or the Sabbath.” From what I can understand, we are to still to have a Sabbath or day of rest, though most break that commandment weekly.
David C. Laity