The Simple Gospel
Solid food is for those of age.
In the seventh century, what is now called the United Kingdom was many kingdoms, that were often at war. When one king, Oswald of Northumbria, became a Christian, he called for a missionary to bring the Gospel to his kingdom. A man named Corman was sent, but things did not go well. Finding the English “stubborn,” “barbarous,” and uninterested in his preaching, he frustratedly returned home.
Then a monk named Aidan was sent. He was of the opinion that Corman had preached hard doctrines rather than the simple Gospel to the Northumbrians.
Aidan went to Northumbria, adapted his preaching to the people’s understanding; sharing with them the simple Gospel, and thousands became believers in Jesus Christ.
The faith of the Northumbrians ultimately spread to the rest of the country and beyond. Like Aidan, when sharing the Gospel with others, we need to meet people where they are. The Simple Gospel is always best.
Gracious God, As a recipient of your great love and the good news of Your Gospel of our salvation. Enlighten the eyes of my heart that I may see, that I may know what is the hope to which You have called me: the hope of eternal life. May my heart burn with the words of the Great Commission — so that I desire to make disciples of my family, friends and neighbours. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.