by Jeff Schreve

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The K.I.S.S. Principle (2 of 8)
Series: Growing Strong
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2nd Corinthians 11

Well, if you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Corinthians chapter 11. We're in a series called, "Growing Strong." We're learning how to grow strong in the Lord Jesus Christ, strong in our faith, strong in grace, strong in love, strong and to be the people that God wants us to be. And today, I want to speak to you on this subject, "The K.I.S.S. Principle."

I heard about a beautiful young girl, and she was in her early 20s. And she went into this fabric store with some people in her family. And she was looking at some fabric to buy a dress. And the guy that was there in the store, he noticed her. And he was a young guy in his 20s. And boy he really wanted to wait on her because she was so pretty. And so she picked out some fabric. She said, "I want to buy that fabric for a dress." And she said, "How much does it cost?" And he looked at her and he said, "It's a kiss a yard." And she said, "Oh." She said, "Well, then I'll take 10 yards." And so he measured it out. He's all excited and measures it out. He cut it off and packaged it up. He said, "That's 10 yards of fabric. That's 10 kisses." She said, "Yeah, I know. Grandpa, pay the man!" The K.I.S.S. Principle - it's not what you might think.

I remember when I was working for Nalco Chemical Company. And I was learning all sorts of stuff about water treatment chemistry and how to treat raw water and sewage and waste water and boiler water and cooling tower water and all this stuff was going through my head. My boss sat down with me one day, and he could tell my brain was like a big aquarium. It was just like sloshing around in there. I couldn't figure anything out because I had too much stuff coming in. And he said, "Jeff, remember the K.I.S.S. Principle." I said, "The K.I.S.S. Principle, what's that?" He said, "Keep it simple, stupid." He said, "We didn't hire you to be Albert Einstein. We hired you because you c ...

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