There is a book called “Simple Church” that our staff read a while back and essentially it was about simplifying your programing and making the main thing the main thing. Great principle. I still wonder though, do we as the Church, still make things more complicated than they need to be.
Think about it, Jesus was about two things, loving God and loving people. He wasn’t about anything else. Now that’s simple church. Granted, it’s not easy church but it is very simple.
The distinction between simple and easy is important because if we begin to think that “Church” is easy, we’ll become complacent. Additionally, the very nature of living in this sinful world is not easy. There are lots of temptations, trials, and tribulations, however, the mission of God in this world is still nonetheless simple. Jesus broke it down to two things, love God and love people.
What would the Church look like today if that truly was what we were about?