So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day. Acts 16:5
The early church leaders had just concluded that they shouldn’t make it difficult for anyone to come to God (Acts 15:19) and as a result the churches were strengthened in faith and grew larger.
Often times we complicate what it means to become a follower of Jesus. We add rules and insist on lifestyle changes before a person can really be a Christian. The truth is, all a person has to do is put their faith in Jesus Christ as the risen savior and forgiver of sins, other changes will happen as they develop their relationship with Him. Don’t over complicate what is so simple. God freely offers the gift of salvation to everyone.
God, help all of us keep the high cost that was paid by Jesus a process of simply confessing and receiving salvation.