Help Identify People in Need

The City of Bexley would appreciate your help in identifying those in need and willing volunteers during this COVID-19 crisis. If you are a Bexley resident, and are in need of assistance or are able to provide aid, please fill out the applicable survey. Furthermore, please assist Bexley residents in completing the appropriate survey if they are unable to do so independently. Those who have already filled out the survey do not need to do so again. These surveys will also be available on Bexley’s website, social media, and included in the quarterly newsletter. For questions or concerns, please contact the City’s Volunteer Coordinator at (614) 559-4200 or eellman@bexley.org.    […]

COVID-19 Update #4

Dear Paramount Church – Thank you for keeping current with these frequent updates. By the common grace of technology, we enjoyed a unique time of worship. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this possible for our small church. It is important that we receive every opportunity to keep up with church life in this strange time. Our preference is always to gather in-person, but for the near future we’ll stream our worship services online. Please be diligent to join us on Sunday mornings. We believe the Lord is pleased by our efforts. The state of things is slightly different every day, and our response has required adjustment almost as often. […]

COVID-19 Update #3

Dear Paramount Church Family and Friends – Following updates from our local health directors, and further discussion among the pastors and leaders of our church, we’ve decided to adjust plans for worship. Tomorrow morning, Paramount church will suspend all Sunday morning activities, except for a live stream of our worship service. Thus, everyone will stay home and join together via live stream at 10:30 am, on the Paramount Church Facebook page. The church building will be closed to everyone except those leading the service. The elders encourage you to make this a unique and memorable occasion, in which we make the most of a challenging situation in our church. The gospel is […]

COVID-19 Update #2

Good Morning, Paramount Church People and Friends. As we closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our local communities, we will make appropriate adjustments to our church activities. As of now, all Sunday activities — Adult Bible Fellowship, Youth Bible Fellowship, Children’s Ministry, and the normal corporate worship gathering — will remain as normal, with one adjustment. Starting this Sunday, we will begin live streaming worship services through YouTube, to benefit anyone who chooses not to attend amid our current health concerns. If the present situation deteriorates, more adjustments will be determined and announced promptly. Under these circumstances, we wish to clearly state our love, support, and understanding to anyone who deems it necessary to stay home […]

COVID-19 Update

Dear Paramount Church Members and Friends – On behalf of the elders and leadership, here is a quick update for the church in light of COVID-19. At this point, worship and normal activities/ministries remain on schedule for the coming weeks. We are carefully monitoring the situation and will inform our congregation of any changes which may impact us. Please be sensitive to others by observing normal public hygiene. Please wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, cough into your sleeve and not your hands, and greet each other with alternate forms of the traditional handshake or hug. Over the next few Sundays, we will take additional efforts to sanitize common surfaces […]

Brain Religion

“As Christian parents, pastors, teachers, and youth group leaders, we constantly see young people pulled down by the undertow of powerful cultural trends. If all we give them is a “heart” religion, it will not be strong enough to counter the lure of attractive but dangerous ideas. Young believers also need a “brain” religion-training in worldview and apologetics-to equip them to analyze and critique the competing worldviews they will encounter when they leave home. If forewarned and forearmed, young people at least have a fighting chance when they find themselves a minority of one among their classmates or work colleagues. Training young people to develop a Christian mind is no […]

HE IS WORKING ON YOUR IMAGE

Though we Christians might struggle to see and appreciate it, God is at work in us today–by every trial and every blessing–to transform us into a glorious image of Himself. Take heart in your trouble. When we don’t see it, He is still working for our good. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 3:18 Go to Full Article Author: Rush

CHIRPING BACK

At one time or another–when the voice of condemnation comes–we need to hear powerful, gospel-saturated truth. We need to talk back like Luther. “When the devil accuses us and says, ‘You are a sinner and therefore damned,’ we should answer, ‘Because you say I am a sinner, I will be righteous and saved.’ ‘No,’ says the devil, ‘you will be damned.’ And I reply, ‘No, for I fly to Christ, who gave himself for my sins. Satan, you will not prevail against me when you try to terrify me by setting forth the greatness of my sins and try to bring me into heaviness, distrust, despair, hatred, contempt and blasphemy […]

THE SEVEN CARDINAL REQUISITES OF PREACHING

These seven requisites (not excellences, but requisites) are seven minimal requirements R.L. Dabney believed (and his viewers agreed) were essential to every sermon. None of these seven categories is subjective; each is perfectly susceptible of objective evaluation. Here is his list, briefly articulated; those interested in reading his own lengthier descriptions may read the entirety of his chapters. 1. Textual Fidelity Here Dabney’s Protestantism is visible. For Dabney, a minister is an ambassador, who represents another, declaring the will of that Other. Therefore, he is not entitled to preach his own insights, his own opinions, or even his own settled convictions; he is entitled only to declare the mind of God […]

AWED BY CALVIN’S PREACHING

Calvin preached from the New Testament on Lord’s Day mornings, the Psalms on Lord’s Day afternoons, and the Old Testament at 6 a.m. on one or two weekdays. Following this schedule during his last period of ministry in Geneva from 1541 to 1564, Calvin preached nearly four thousand sermons, more than 170 a year. On his deathbed, he spoke of his preaching as more important than his writings. – Reformed Preaching, 113 This quote illustrates just one aspect of the prolific preaching of John Calvin. But what I find even more phenomenal about his heritage of exposition is the method in which he preached. It seems Calvin most often preached […]