Summary: This is a topical message on places Christ sat that has meaningful application.
Where Christ is Seated
What is the number one problem the choir faces?
I’d say ....it might be finding a seat when they get done singing in the AM service and want to come down and sit in the congregation.
Some have said I saw some folks come in and look around and not finding a seat they left.
> Not a problem in the PM<
But think with me about that person or persons who might come in and look around and not finding a seat leave.
What if that person was contemplating suicide and we missed a chance to minister.
What if that person came to church that day because there spouse had packed their bags and walked out Friday night and now that person didn’t know where to turn.
What if that person doesn’t know Jesus and is on their way to Hell and we didn’t have a seat for them.
Well...what are you saying preacher you want me to sit on the floor? You want me to stay home so their will be more room for others...ho no oh no....
I’m simply saying be conscious of the space you are occupying...where is your purse, your Bible, your coat...make room for others however you can ...
Scoot a little closer to those folks on your left or right...I might ask you to hold hands with them as we pray put I promise I will never ask you to greet them with a Holy Kiss.
So let’s think from God’s Word not about us directly but about where Christ has been seated and is seated and will be seated.
Let’s begin by considering those places where Jesus was seated.
I. HE WAS SEATED AS A WEARY SAVIOR because
He was seated in human form... John 4:5-7
5 So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;
6 and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
What is the point? The point is that Christ wanted to relate so perfectly to you and me and to everyone ....that he wrapped Himself in human flesh to come and live the life of man to experience hunger, pain and wearying (exhaustion).
How does this speak to you and me.
When we endure great pain...or great suffering...when our body aches or our heart breaks we can remember that Jesus was the God man who thought it not robbery to set aside His glory and to come and dwell in human form.
He has identified with us and so we can identify with Him.
II. HE WAS SEATED AS THE POWERFUL TEACHER
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.
Teaching here involves two people not always the case some say I taught myself to play piano I never had a lesson.
But teaching by enlarge involves the attention of one or more and the instruction of another.
There was none, is none, nor ever will be a wiser teacher than Christ Himself.
Jesus can teach you things that don’t appear in the Sun School quarterly
He can teach you things the SS teacher cant and teach you things your pastor cant.
Some things can only be taught by the master.
The master teacher Himself the Lord Jesus.
What many people discover is that they went to all the human and earthly resources they could to find ...only to find the lesson they needed could only be understood and taught by the master teacher.
III. JESUS WAS SEATED IN BEING THAT APPROACHABLE INDIVIDUAL TO OTHERS
Does the Bible say Jesus spent all His time hanging out with the well to do religious leaders.....No it does not.
MT 9: 9-13
9 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector’s booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
10 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"
12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
13 "But go and learn what this means: ’I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."