As I finished ministering that day, I knew the Lord had passed a message across to His people; I could see they were superbly blessed. A senior minister was to speak after me. While sincerely appreciating my ministry, he remarked; “Pastor ‘Demola has shared some deep stuff here today. You need to be at his realm to understand the dimension he’s speaking from.” Well, I saw this more as a challenge than a compliment.

Friend, God is not as complex as people have presented Him to be. The invisible things of God are clearly seen by the things that are made (Romans 1:20). God does not want to hide Himself from us. Christ came to bridge the gap between divinity and humanity (John 1:14).

God is so wide that you cannot travel past Him, yet so close that you cannot miss Him (Acts 17:27-28). As Christians and ministers, we have not been called to reel out deep stuff but clear and simple stuff (1 Corinthians 14:7-9). “Deep” ministry only impresses people. It does not really transform them. They may end up shouting, “Wow! You’re such a great man of God,” but their lives may not significantly change.

I have made up my mind to present the gospel as simple as possible (2 Corinthians 11:3). Everyone could relate with what Jesus did and taught (John 7:45-47). Man of God, there’s no point saying; “What I’m about to share, you cannot understand.” Don’t share it if you think people cannot understand. Cut down your ego. The veil has been removed by Christ (2 Corinthians 3:12-18).

The gospel is simple. It only takes some unsent or untrained men to confuse you in it (2 Corinthians 11:3). Dear child of God, stop celebrating a ministry just because of its depth. Rather, ask yourself if you are being significantly changed. Dear man of God, your job is to present God in a way that people can get Him (1 Corinthians 9:20).

Ministry is not performance. Be simple enough to be understood yet profound enough to be a blessing (John 7:45-47). Child of God, always come to God with a simple heart. Don’t come to God thinking He’s too deep to grasp (Isaiah 55:8-9). Come simply, and you would be amazed at your discovery and the attendant transformation (Psalms 103:7, 2 Corinthians 3:18). The gospel is simple.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria