Communication is a circle – from sender to receiver and usually back again. That’s why it’s good advice to speak with a KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid (no offense intended!).

When it comes to the most important message, the gospel, there should be absolute clarity and utmost simplicity. Paul reminded the Corinthian’s of God’s good news:

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the Twelve.

This is the gospel in 12 brief words: Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Believe it.

Let’s work to keep that message the core. The gospel is about eternal truth rather than cultural issues. It’s not about living the Christian life but how to enter it. The good news is not that God will give a restored marriage or purpose in life. These  are corollary. The gospel is about Christ and his victorious payment for sins. So, the next time you talk with a lost person, give them a KISS.

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About Rick Oglesby

Rick has worked as a church planter, pastor, missionary, Bible College President and teacher. He currently pastors in Wellington, Alabama.
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