My approach to teaching is basically “Keep It Simple, Stupid” (or “Silly” if “Stupid” offends your fragile sense of self-worth).
I like to make biblical concepts as simple as possible so people can easily wrap their minds around them. This isn’t hard for me since I, myself, am pretty simple-minded.
Last night, about 5 minutes before I was due to teach, I thought of this (see image below) as a way of illustrating God’s ultimate plan for the universe. In a nutshell, we’ve completely messed up God’s creation (through sin and its various effects on our world) and God is about to click “Restore” to return His creation back to its original condition (like it was before we screwed things up). All of the “viruses, corrupt files, messed-up settings, and useless apps” are going to be deleted and God’s creation will once again be “very good” (see Gen 1:31 & Rev 21:1-5).
So if you think of restoration as the goal and Jesus as the Restore button, then all you have to do is choose to “click” Restore. When you choose Christ, God begins the restoration process in you – a process that will ultimately result in — not just a new you — but a new creation altogether.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that!