This year, when it comes time for the Christmas sermon, the congregation at Grace Cathedral will look to the pulpit, and Jack will not be there. Of course, they will have seen plenty of him already—on the news. After an evening of debauchery that leads to an affair with his beautiful assistant, Jack Chisholm finds himself deserted with chilling swiftness. The church elders remove him from his own pulpit.
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What is the ragamuffin gospel? Question: "What is the ragamuffin gospel? The Ragamuffin Gospel proved popular with several Christian songwriters and musicians, including Michael W. Smith and Rich Mullins, who formed the Ragamuffin Band in We are all ragamuffins. He accepts those people who know they will never be perfect. The ragamuffin gospel says that we can come to God in our sin and ask for forgiveness.
In Isaiah , God offers the invitation to come, though our sins are as scarlet, and He will make them white as snow. God desires sinners come to Him as they are, so that He can cleanse them.
Jesus came to save sinners 1 Timothy We were enemies of God Romans , 10; ; Colossians , deserving of death Romans a. We had no way to save ourselves Romans Spiritually, we were destitute, blind, unclean, and dead.
Our souls deserve eternal punishment. To say that we are all ragamuffins is an understatement. But then came grace. God extended His favor to us. Grace is what saves us Ephesians Grace is the essence of the gospel Acts Grace gives us victory over sin James Grace is the ongoing, benevolent act of God working in us, without which we can do nothing John Grace is greater than our sin Romans , more abundant than we expect 1 Timothy , and too wonderful for words 2 Corinthians Believers are new creations.
We come to God as ragamuffins and accept His grace, and God calls us to renewal. We seek to be transformed to the image of Christ. He receives us just as we are and then begins to change us as we submit to Him in obedience.
Yes, the gospel is for ragamuffins. No, God does not leave people as ragamuffins.
I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.
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