ABF: Sunday, 9:30 am – Pastor Kevin continues in our study of Questioning Evangelism (chapter 12). In a couple weeks, we will begin the next semester of ABF, studying The Hole in Our Holiness. You can get a copy of the book from the resource table this Sunday. Worship: Sunday, 10:45 am – Our Simply Stewardship preaching series focuses this week on stewardship of our money as we strive to be Grace-empowered Givers. Read 2 Corinthians 9:1-9 to prepare your heart for Sunday. God calls us to give and the Gospel makes us generous. New Member Class: 9:30 am – This Sunday morning, we will begin the next new member […]

What’s Happening at Paramount

ABF: Sunday, 9:30 am – Pastor Kevin continues in our study of Questioning Evangelism (chapter 11). Worship: Sunday, 10:45 am – Our Simply Stewardship preaching series focuses this week on stewardship of the gifts we receive from God. Read 1 Peter 4:10-11 to prepare your heart for Sunday. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. Parenting Class: Sunday, 7:00 pm – This Sunday night is the last night of our six week parenting class, at Bexley HS. Ladies Bible Study: Starts Oct 16 – All Paramount ladies should have received an email about this. If you did not, please let us know so we can update your address. […]

Letter to Ladies about Bible Study

Hi ladies! I hope you are all doing well. We are heading into an exciting time of year as the weather cools off and the holidays approach. I am also eager to start meeting regularly again for bible study and fellowship. Our Ladies’ Bible Study will begin Sunday, October 16 and run for 9 or 10 weeks. We will meet from 4-6pm each week. I will let you know for sure the location as we get closer. The study I’ve chosen is a DVD series by Jen Wilkin, who is the author of the book we read in the spring about how to study the bible. I have been working […]

Keep Going for the Gospel

Acts 28:22-24 – They said to him [Paul], “But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening. 24 Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. Notice a handful of simple points: 1. The “sect” […]

Wolves Beware, Church Be Ready

Wolves beware. The Church and her shepherds are watching you. Romans 16:17-20 – Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 19 For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. 20 The God of peace will […]

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 […]

ABF: Questioning Evangelism Begins Sunday

This week in Adult Bible Fellowship we begin a new study through the book Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman. May the Lord use it to sharpen us to share our faith in wise and winsome ways. You can find the book at amazon.com, or pick up a copy for $5.00 from the resource table on Sunday morning. Our goal, if possible, is to read chapter 1 and answer the corresponding questions at the back of the books. Here is a little more about the author, in his own words: ——————————– Randy grew up with a very strong Jewish identity and from a young age had a strong desire to know […]

Another Reason to Join a Church

There are many good reasons to join a local church. But there is yet another: love. In this way, I do not mean just the Christian compulsion to love; to love other Christians. I am referring, instead, to our inability to love – our inability to love everyone with the same intensity and devotion. Some Christians object to this emphasis on church membership by appealing to their good desire to love others. The objection goes something like this: “Every Christian is a member of Christ’s body; His Church. I don’t need to join a particular local church and I don’t want to. Because if I join a local church, I […]

Memorial Sunday Service and Lunch

If you’ve been thinking of visiting Paramount Church some day soon, but haven’t found the right time, your time has come. On Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend), we invite you to join us for worship (10:45 am) and then lunch. We’ve got it all covered; you don’t need to bring anything but yourself. On this Sunday morning, we will remember the incredible sacrifice of Jesus which gives special meaning to the many examples of those who have given their lives to provide and protect our freedoms. And we will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. After worship we will all gather at a home near Bexley High School to […]