God hates people that save seats at church. I know, he’s made of love or is love or invented love, but I’m pretty confident that when he’s up in heaven playing Frisbie golf with Elijah or Elisha (I always forget which one plays) I think he looks down at us and just thinks, “Ugh, I hate people that save seats.” You want to know why he feels that way? Because he knows how silly it is to try to reach people, to try to get people to come to your church, to desperately court visitors from your town only to stiff arm them when they try to sit down. Have you ever thought about that? We want people to come visit, just not in that seat. And at my church this is epidemic. I see people saving like a dozen seats at a time. I don’t really even like a dozen people but these people know 12 folks that are late and need you to put a bulletin on a chair? The whole thing is bogus. (Unless you’re saving seats for visitors of course. Then the whole post doesn’t make sense.)
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