Christ [sent me]…to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 1 Corinthians 1:17
We preach Christ crucified. 1 Corinthians 1:23
Paul’s approach was direct. It is the same as Peter’s in Acts 4:33. It confounded the wise. It is the godly precursor to Occam’s Razor (the simplest solution is the best) and it’s pop-culture equivalent, the K.I.S.S principle — Keep It Simple, Stupid.
Christianity has, culturally speaking, gotten complex. Books are written on how to do every conceivable thing from prayer to evangelism to baking cookies the Christian way. Sermons are so complex that they often have a sermon just to set up the sermon. I long to have a simpler Christianity were Christ and Him crucified are preached, where the resurrection gives power, and expectation of God’s Spirit moving is happening.
Lord, thank You for the cross. Help me to remain simple in my life that i will better proclaim Your Name…