FROM THE PULPIT: Let’s simplify faith

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 01:50 PM.

When he got down to the production line he noticed a large fan blowing across the conveyor right before the belt reached the weigh station. On the other side of the belt was a large cardboard box that held a number of empty toothpaste boxes. When an empty box came along the conveyor belt, it would be so light the fan just blew it into the waiting box.

Asking who came up with that idea, the CEO was told it was the custodian, who got tired of having to reset the conveyor belt and all the machinery for every empty box.

 Sometimes people think the big, fancy solution is the best.

We tend to forget that often the simple answer works even better.

Many folks try to make the Christian faith difficult. There is no need to because it is actually very simple.

God is our Creator. Jesus is our Redeemer. The Holy Spirit is God's power that works in us and through us.

Now, isn't that simple?

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