K. I. S. S.

Neither the Rock Band KISS nor the typical saying of, “Keep it simple stu”…well, you know how that goes, is what I’m talking about.

This past Sunday, in the sermon, our elder who was filling in for our Pastor said, “Keep it Simple…” It struck me that the Gospel is just that simple:

Jesus lived.

Jesus died.

Jesus rose again…all according to the Scriptures.

Yet, we Christians can make the Gospel just so complicated.

Over the past Summer (2020) I have been hosting the Apologetics Together Zoom classes almost every week. In challenging the other Christians to be prepared with an answer for their faith I have broken the Gospel down to what Paul gives us in his letter to the Corinthians. But, it dawned on me in the Divine Service that KISS could be a reminder to us to Keep It Simple Saints.

So often, we believers get caught in the weeds when trying to proclaim the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ. Hey, sometimes we get so caught up we run. However, if we just would Keep It Simple Saints we wouldn’t have to run. More importantly we would not have to have all the answers.

Now, I’m big on having answers but even for me sometimes I just want to run from the conversation. Yet, if we keep it simple saints, we don’t have to. We can give them the only hope we have in this life for the next life. Jesus Christ died, buried and risen again for the forgiveness of all of our sins. Believe and be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.