Gospel-Driven Blog has a new home!
The name of the new blog is Paramount Blog, which is the blog of Paramount Church. The name of our church and blog come from 1 Corinthians 15:3 where Paul said, “I delivered to you as of first importance (i.e., paramount) what I also received…” Our name seeks to capture and emphasize the gospel, which is the foremost truth of the Christian faith and life.
Even though the name and location has changed, the content and focus remain the same, which is the gospel!
I would like to thank everyone who has spent the last couple of years reading and following Gospel-Driven Blog. It has been a great joy to hear from so many of you. Nothing is more joyous than to hear how the Lord, through the gospel, has brought so much encouragement and freedom to so many.
Gospel-Driven Blog will remain. However, all new articles, quotes, etc… from this day forward will be posted on our new home. I would be very grateful for your prayers as we move forward in planting Paramount Church.
Church planting is a tremendous privilege and huge responsibility. Like Paul (2 Cor. 2:16), I frequently find myself asking, “Who is sufficient for these things?” The obvious answer is, “No one!” Neither gospel ministry nor the Christian life can be accomplished by human ability or human means. Apart from the grace of God, we are absolutely useless. We can claim nothing from ourselves, except our sin and misery.
Thus, Paul goes on to explain, “5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life, (2 Cor. 3:5-6). Our only sufficiency comes from God, who by His grace through the gospel and the Holy Spirit, has made us competent and given us life.
The gospel is always the issue. Here Paul extols and magnifies the dignity and sufficiency of the gospel. I am what I am and I serve in the capacity that I serve by grace alone (1 Cor. 15:10).
There truly is nothing more notable or glorious in the church than the ministry of the gospel. The gospel is paramount! It is my prayer that as you read Paramount Blog, you will continue to be encouraged and liberated by the Good News of Christ. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ so that the gospel becomes paramount in your life for God’s glory and your eternal joy. (2 Thess. 3:5)!