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The easiest and hardest seats in the church

The easiest seat in the church? What do you think it is? It’s the “Monday Morning Church Member Seat.” It’s the seat that many members recline in on a Monday (or even Sunday afternoon), as they question, judge, deride and even laugh at decisions the elders make and actions they take. This chair is so easy, and sometimes it’s a big chair that can fit lots of people.

The hardest seat in the church? What do you think it is? It’s the seat that the elders sit in 1440/24/7/365 (not just on Sundays when they make an announcement). It’s the seat that is stained with tears and sweat of shepherds, who are striving daily to lead their flock of sheep to the Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:1-4), knowing that they will be held accountable (Heb. 13:17).

The people sitting in the easiest seat don’t have all the information the elders have! They don’t have the responsibility either! Rather than recline and ridicule, it would be much more productive for them to rise up, respect and rush to the throne of God for these men (1 Thess. 5:12-13; Heb. 13:7).