The Necessity of SPEAKING the Gospel

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” This quote is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, a Roman Catholic preacher who lived in 13th and 14th centuries. Although there is no reliable record of Francis saying this-that is, before the 1990s-many Christians have been quick to adopt the quote as a motto for evangelism. Whatever the quote’s origin, it’s confused at best, and entirely untrue at worst. To say Christians should preach the gospel and use words when they necessary is to confuse the very nature of the gospel. First, we should know what is the gospel. Simply put, the gospel is the verbal message or announcement about the […]

Find your place to serve!

Tonight begins a string of exciting opportunities for fellowship and ministry around Paramount Church. Here’s the line-up: Friday: Cheer for the Columbus Clippers at 7:15 pm Saturday: Help with our friends at Bex Parks and Rec host another successful Youth Triathlon from 8:30 am-12:30 pm Sunday: Welcome new students at the OSU College Fair; 4:00-7:00 pm Sunday: We begin a six week parenting class at Bexley HS Community Room; All Welcome Monday: Hand out 200 school supply kits at the Broadleigh Elementary Open House, 4:00-6:00 pm Thursday: Welcome new students at Capital University Student Fair w/college ministry hot dog cookout to follow; 3:00-7:00 pm Friday-Sunday: Our friends from GBC in […]