Guest Post: One Simple Truth


Today I am starting a "Guest Post" segment on the Ole' Homeward Bound Blog. Every few weeks I will share something one of you faithful readers writes to me. Today's feature is a brief word from my friend and former roommate, Jimmy Elsner:

How many times have you heard this phrase from a Christian pastor, teacher or leader?

“The Christian faith can be boiled down to one simple truth.”

I have heard this phrase stated many times but often with a variety of answers:
  • Go and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15)
  • Make disciples who make disciples (Matt 28:19)
  • Abide in the vine and the fruit will follow (John 15:4)
  • Love God, love others (Matt 22: 37-40)
  • Walk in step with the Spirit (Gal 5:25)
  • Submit to transformation (Rom 12:1-2)


We want the gospel to fit neatly into a short catchphrase or blurb. It’s bigger than that. Slow down and take the time to let the whole Bible inform your Theology. It may not be the smooth, catchy presentation you hear from the pulpit, but it may be a clue to living a life filled with Grace and Truth.


Jimmy Elsner lives in Winona Lake, IN with his wife Kristin




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