Overcomplicating the Gospel?

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 

What if our approach to sharing Christ let God do more talking then we do? I think it is so easy to get hung up on extrapolating on truth we do not let the truth speak for itself. My dad always said, “Don’t dominate the conversation.” 

How profound? Hit me tonight that maybe in my attempts to try to help people see Christ I may not be letting Christ get a word in edgewise! 

Well, when sharing the Gospel I think it is good to keep it simple as often as one can unless a non Christian asks a complex question and it needs explaination but usually His Word is in most parts simple enough for children to understand. To mature as a Christian involves more indepth study but I would venture to say that simply sharing the faith and witnessing is so simple- not always easy- but simple enough it needs no long winded exegesis. 

Remember Gideon, the Lord did not use his army till he scaled it back to only 300 fighting men. They did not win the battle by sword either but jars and lanterns.

The walls of Jericho fell not by sword, spear or lance, but God’s simple directions to march around the wall for seven days.

The battle is not ours but the Lord’s so when we rely to much on our own wisdom and explainations we may be stifling the Holy Spirit’s desire to speak! We need to let Him have the floor until He tells us to say this or that.


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