Gospel-Driven Blog’s New Home

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)!

Gospel blessings!

John Fonville


7 Responses to Gospel-Driven Blog’s New Home

  1. Godspeed, brother, in the new blog and church plant!

  2. Richard says:

    God bless you, John. We are praying for you and the ministry God has given you.

  3. John, blessings to you on your new mission and ministry.

  4. Hannah says:

    This is Hannah Bevills, Editor for Christian.com which is a social network made specifically for Christians, by Christians, to directly fulfill Christian’s needs. We embarked on this endeavor to offer the ENTIRE christian community an outlet to join together as one (no matter denomination) and better spread the good word of Christianity. Christian.com has many great features aside from the obvious like christian TV, prayer request or even find a church/receive advice. We have emailed you because we have interest in collaborating with you and your blog to help us spread the good word. I look forward to an email regarding the matter, Thanks!

    God Bless
    |Hannah Bevills|Christian.com|

  5. Thanks for sharing wonderful things in your blog. We learned a lot from it. I will surely follow your blog in its new home. Keep posting.

  6. Worship Flags says:

    Praise the lord!

  7. AL says:

    The Gospel 2.0

    This writing is not intended for atheists, agnostics, Gnostics, or anyone else who does not belief the Bible, old and New Testament is the inspired word of God. Examine what I have written, what the Gospel is and let the reader verify for themselves if their understanding is Bible based or a Man-made disaster.

    Save yourself the grief of getting all worked up and wanting to counter this material because I do not care about non-Biblical opinions. I do care about our salvation and the only way for that to happen is through Jesus Christ.
    “John 14:6>”I am the Way,” replied Jesus, “and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. Jesus is clear, no one comes to the father, his coming kingdom on earth ruled by Jesus Christ, except they come by way of Christ. This means that if you think you can enter God’s kingdom through Mary (Jesus’ human mother), Brahma, Ishtar, the Pope, Allah or any other person or so-called deity you are just wrong.

    A False Gospel \

    A popular online reference site, I will not name, gives the following explanation of a gospel>>
    A gospel is an account that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The most widely known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

    Why is this false?
    Answer: The Gospel, aka “The Good News of the coming of God’s Kingdom” is NOT a description of the life and times of Jesus Christ .
    The Gospel IS the message that Jesus delivered about his Father’s sovereignty and rule destined to restore Godly order to all the earth. The ruler of God’s coming government is Jesus Christ.

    The Real Gospel:

    Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God the Father, was crucified to pay for the sins of all mankind, was also the messenger of his Father’s plan to re-establish a perfect world that Adam and Eve were cast out of because they disobeyed God..
    Again, the real Gospel, “The Good News” our Savior, Jesus Christ delivered, is the coming of God’s rule on the earth.
    Jesus even defines his purpose in light of the kingdom: “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose” (Luke 4:43)

    Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts, in a series about the Gospel clarifies why Jesus, when speaking to the religious leaders of Jerusalem, says; Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is entos hymon” (Luke 17:20-21).

    Furthermore, Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts continues, “It’s unlikely that Jesus is telling the Pharisees to look within their own hearts to find the kingdom” because the Pharisees were rebuked by Jesus for their reprehensible conduct. Rather, he is saying to them: The kingdom of God is right here, in your midst. The Greek phrase entos hymon can mean “among you,” as it does in this instance. If the Pharisees want to find the kingdom, Jesus says, they should look, not into their own sinful hearts, but right in front of their eyes, at Jesus himself, at his words and works.

    I diverge from this to an unrelated comment. A few days ago, a small space rock injured over 1,000 people in Russia. This small meteor largely burned up in the atmosphere with some of it making it to the surface. Revelation 9:16 speaks of a 200 million man army set against Israel that will be destroyed. If a small meteor just unleashed the destructive force of 33 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, what do you suppose would happen when God gets serious?

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