10Mar

do you overcomplicate your faith?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6, NIV


Let’s face it, evangelism, any way you slice it‑is scary. Studies show that 95% of Christians will go home to heaven never leading a single person to Christ. Now that’s really scary. The idea of sharing your faith can be daunting.  The tendency to overcomplicate it is natural.

Today our encouragement to you is:

K.I.S.S. = keep it simple saint

Our dear friend, Pasty Clairmont once said, “The Holy Spirit knows the language of every heart.”  He’ll take whatever you say and translate it so that it sticks for eternity.  As we say in @stickyJesus – whatever you lack He will fill in those gaps.Remember, the heart of His message is the most critical part of sharing your faith. And sometimes it ‘s okay to simplify the big scary words that intimidate you and might shut others down.

Instead of this….                                    Try this….

Evangelism                                                            Tell. The. World

Salvation                                                                 Rescued. From. Death.

Redemption                                                            No. More. Debt.

Justification                                                           Declared. Not. Guilty

Sanctification                                                        Sin. No. More.

Glorification                                                          Home. Sweet. Home.

What else needs to be simplified when we share our faith?

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  • Nancy

    Right on. Yesterday my husband was told he couldn’t meet a man he’d been praying for because he wasn’t trained. In the culture. KISS. And trust the Spirit.

  • Tami Heim

    Amen – Go and He will give the words to be spoken.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherylpickett Cheryl Pickett

    I think a lot of people believe they have to speak to a bunch of people, preach sermons like pastors do, but we don’t. Maybe you could add “Speak.To.One” to your list.

  • eswan

    Is that 95% of Christians, or 95% of American Christians? Not sure I buy the stat unless it’s American specific, and it seems to be from the source. Still, the point is the same I guess. We need to learn to be missionaries within our own culture – think like mission anthropologists. I like the de-mystification of biblical terms. We also need to simplify the Christian “cultural baggage” that’s entwined with our message. It’s the centered set vs. bounded set argument. Love the centered set. It’s working wonders in my setting.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OFMRSBWXQHW25AHK32HDOIQS4U Pete Bangs

    God bless the Christian who added you folks to Stumble. That’s how I found you and you’ve been a blessing already in my blossoming faith. I love the simplifications. I’m 46 and struggling to find the words to tell my family what God means to me, they know I’m a Christian but that’s about all. You’ve truely helped me a great deal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OFMRSBWXQHW25AHK32HDOIQS4U Pete Bangs

    If God wants your husband to speak to the man, nothing will stop that.

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