Have you ever found yourself trying to help someone by giving them all the information that you can at one time. How did that work out for you? The person seemed interested then slowly started saying they were going to start but never got around to doing anything?
Dont feel bad you are far from alone. It had happened to me at least a thousand times. So what do you do to fix the problem?
Make it simple and keep it there.
When we are given too many choices or too much information we become indecisive. So make it simple. Clear cut goals and steps to get there make it easy to get into action. And let’s be honest getting moving is the hardest part. Taking that first step seems impossible but once in motion momentum takes over. I have to remind myself KISS and I don’t mean the band.
So if the goal is to help someone by getting them on the right track and going, don’t overdo it on the information. Reproduction in business or in discipleship or any other area is a long process where each step builds off of the last one. So Keep It Simple! Just give them enough information to make a decision then enough to take the first step.
The gospel is simple. “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.” Colossians 1:21 Then
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. So what that means for us is:
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Romans 10:9-11.
If you want to see the church grow rapidly keep it simple. When you add to the gospel you lift up yourself instead of Christ and put stumbling blocks in the way of those who could run with the message. You don’t need a seminary degree to share the gospel. Jesus picked a prostitute to be the messenger to the Samaritans. Everyone who believes is qualified. So help them get moving and trust the Holy Spirit. C.T. Studd said it like this “How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.”
Don’t make it harder than it is!
What is the best way once we have made it simple to keep it simple?