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Ragamuffin Gospel Quotes


"The ragamuffin gospel says we can't lose, because we have nothing to lose." - Brennan Manning

"Gospel possession requires gospel proclamation." - David Platt

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." - Jacob Bronowski

"Christ's gospel is the only true gospel." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The beauty of the ragamuffin gospel lies in the insight it offers into Jesus: the essential tenderness of His heart, His way of looking at the world, His mode of relating to you and me. 'If you really want to understand a man, don't just listen to what he says, but watch what he does." - Brennan Manning

"The ragamuffin gospel reveals that Jesus forgives sins, including the sins of the flesh; that He is comfortable with sinners who remember how to show compassion; but that He cannot and will not have a relationship with pretenders in the Spirit." - Brennan Manning

"A watered down gospel is no gospel at all" - David Wilkerson

"The gospel is a gospel of giving and forgiving." - Charles Spurgeon

"Music is the 5th gospel." - Martin Luther

"Personally I prefer Gospel music." - Gloria Gaynor

"Adoption is the visible Gospel." - John Piper

"I came up in gospel." - Aretha Franklin

"I listen to gospel music." - Mary J Blige

"The Gospel has never changed." - Billy Graham

"We are not the reason the gospel works; the gospel is the reason the gospel works." - Ligon Duncan

"To speak the gospel skillfully without attempting to perform the gospel is a false proclamation of the gospel." - William Henry Willimon

"The church is the gospel made visible." - Mark Dever

"Poverty is the center of the gospel." - Pope Francis

"Preach the gospel, die and be forgotten." - Nicolaus Zinzendorf

"The whole gospel is contained in Christ." - John Calvin

"Cry the Gospel with your whole life." - Charles de Foucauld

"Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else." - Charles Spurgeon

"An emaciated gospel leads to emaciated worship" - Greg Gilbert

"Preach the gospel to yourself every day." - Jerry Bridges

"An 'almost gospel' doesn't raise a corpse." - Russell D. Moore

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel." - Mark Driscoll

"Preach the Gospel with your life." - Matt Chandler

"The gospel according to Jean Jacques." - Thomas Carlyle

"Sometimes we overcomplicate living the gospel." - David A Bednar

"The gospel to me is simply irresistible." - Blaise Pascal

"The Gospel has to be the norm." - Hans Kung

"I've done gospel songs on every album." - Dmx

"Opportunities for sharing the gospel are everywhere." - Gordon B Hinckley

"A ragamuffin knows he's only a beggar at the door of God's mercy." - Brennan Manning

"Our Gospel is a Gospel of blood; blood is the foundation; without it there is nothing." - Martyn

"The Gospel is a gospel of power or it is nothing at all." - Reinhard Bonnke

"We never move on FROM the Gospel, we move on IN the Gospel" - J I Packer

"Gospel goes with me wherever I go. Gospel is a constant with me." - Aretha Franklin

"The Gospel is not a picture of adoption, adoption is a picture of the Gospel." - John Piper

"I've done gospel singing. I have a gospel album and country album." - Donna Douglas

"It's not that we have to give to support the gospel. Giving is the gospel." - Dan Davis

"The gospel creates the church, which spreads the gospel, which creates more churches, which in turn spread the gospel further ad infinitum." - John Stott

"I don't preach a social gospel; I preach the Gospel, period. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is concerned for the whole person." - Desmond Tutu

"The new political gospel: public office is private graft." - Mark Twain

"The Gospel is nothing less than laughter and joy." - Martin Luther

"The music of the Gospel leads us home." - Frederick William Faber

"Without the Gospel everything is useless and vain." - John Calvin

"The Gospel declares those who believe righteous and saved." - Martin Chemnitz

"We are not the end of the gospel; God is." - David Platt

"Adoption is the highest privilege the gospel offers." - J I Packer

"I cannot convert men; I can only proclaim the Gospel" - Dwight L Moody

"Never lose heart in the power of the gospel." - Charles Spurgeon

"When the gospel is at stake, everything is at stake." - R C Sproul

"The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel." - Pope Paul V

"The gospel tells that our Judge has become our Savior." - J I Packer

"The primary reward of the gospel - God himself" - David Platt

"Preach the Gospel with your life - without compromise!" - Catherine Doherty

"Authentic gospel preaching always engages people with eternal issues." - Colin S. Smith

"In order to plant the Gospel, we must take risk." - K.P. Yohannan

"The gospel cannot be truly preached without offense and tumult." - Martin Luther

"Brown bread and the Gospel is good fare." - Matthew Henry

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ" - Phil Robertson

"Never be content with your current grasp of the gospel." - C J Mahaney

"The gospel is NOT preached if Christ is not preached." - John Stott

"The law discovers the disease, and the gospel the physician." - Thomas Boston

"Religious people find God useful. Gospel people find him beautiful." - Timothy Keller

"Christians need the gospel as much as non-Christians do." - Timothy Keller

"The Gospel is not an alternative, it's an ultimatum." - Reinhard Bonnke

"Only the gospel exposes the cancer of idolatry." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self." - Jen Hatmaker

"The gospel is a declaration, not a debate." - James Stuart Stewart

"Any stupid remark, quoted often enough, becomes gospel." - Leslie Charteris

"Men may not read the gospel in sealskin, or the gospel in morocco, or the gospel in cloth covers, but they can't get away from the gospel in shoe leather." - Donald Barnhouse

"The gospel is simply glorious and gloriously simple." - Adrian Rogers

"There is no worse sin than unbelief toward the gospel." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"An individual gospel without a social gospel is a soul without a body and a social gospel without an individual gospel is a body without a soul. One is a ghost, the other a corpse." - E Stanley Jones

"Communities need to hear the liberating power of the gospel" - Brad Bird

"There is no true gospel fruit without faith and repentance." - John Owen

"Whatever Boelcke told us was taken as Gospel!" - Manfred Von Richthofen

"Love is the very essence of the gospel." - Thomas S Monson

"Without the gospel we hate ourselves instead of our sin." - Timothy Keller

"The Gospel is not an alternative, it's an ultimatum." - Reinhard Bonnke

"The Gospel net never breaks; whosoever will may come" - Fraser Young

"I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ..." - Charlie Daniels

"You don't have to be dishonest to communicate the gospel." - Max Lucado

"Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel." - Paul the Apostle

"The gospel costs nothing but it demands everything." - Mark Batterson

"You plant the gospel. You don't plant churches." - Alan Hirsch

"To make money honestly is to preach the gospel." - Russell Conwell

"Men may not read the gospel in sealskin, or the gospel in morocco, or the gospel in cloth covers, but they can't get away from the gospel in shoe leather." - Donald Grey Barnhouse

"For the journalist, anything probable is gospel truth." - Honore De Balzac

"Live it like its gospel , quote it like its scripture." - Mike Cooley

"Just because it's in print doesn't mean it's the gospel." - Michael Jackson

"Gospel music always relaxes me and calms my nerves." - Gabby Douglas

"The gospel is for the defeated, not the dominant." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message." - Boris Kodjoe

"About two months ago I finished a gospel tour." - Cliff Richard

"I owe my life and hope to the gospel." - John Piper

"The Gospel is not a theory; the Gospel is not a philosophy or an idea; the Gospel is not a way of thinking or feeling. The Gospel is an event in history." - John Piper

"Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel." - Lee Strobel

"Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability." - Solomon Burke

"The blues and gospel stuff seemed to go together." - Tom Waits

"We are called not simply to communicate the gospel to nonbelievers; we must also intentionally celebrate the gospel before them." - Timothy Keller

"If the Lord's bearing our sin for us is not the gospel, I have no gospel to preach." - Charles Spurgeon

"The Trinity is the basis of the gospel, and the gospel is a declaration of the Trinity in action." - J I Packer

"God intends that everyone who has embraced the gospel become a part of the great enterprise of spreading the gospel." - Jerry Bridges

"Saturate your preaching with the gospel in the church, so that you people speak gospel in the world." - David Platt

"Once God saves us He doesn't move us beyond the gospel, but He moves us more deeply into the gospel." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The gospel is fiction when judged by the empire, but the empire is fiction when judged by the gospel." - Walter Brueggemann

"The Gospel is not how people get to heaven. The Gospel is how people get to God." - John Piper

"Sin doesn't make us bad, sin makes us dead. The gospel doesn't make us better, the gospel makes us alive." - Louie Giglio

"The church arises only from the gospel. And a distorted church usually coincides with a distorted gospel." - Mark Dever

"A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all." - Martin Luther

"Angels cannot preach the gospel, only beings such as Paul and you and I can preach the gospel." - Oswald Chambers

"Some of my influences are black gospel artists so I definitely want to do a soul-gospel type thing." - Jonny Lang

"I was definitely inspired by gospel music, or old-school R&B; I got into some Good God gospel compilations." - Yannis Philippakis

"For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgement of the Gospel." - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"Anti-intellectualism has spawned an irrelevant gospel. Today, we share the gospel primarily as a means of addressing felt needs." - J.P. Moreland

"Fundamentally, our Lord's message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel." - J. Sidlow Baxter

"Even if I make a gospel album, my gospel songs are going to get you dancing and crunk." - Chingy

"I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists." - Smokey Robinson

"The differing opinions regarding the gospel are often categorized as different variations of the same truth, or coming at the same truth from different angles, or even emphasizing different aspects of the same truth. This fails to recognize that the different 'variations' are often altogether different gospels. The Reformed gospel is completely different from the Roman Catholic gospel; a faith-based gospel is in direct contradiction to a works-based gospel; a truly evangelical gospel stands in contrast to an ultracharismatic gospel." - Paul Washer

"Paul never glamorized the gospel! It is not success, but sacrifice! It's not a glamous gospel ,but a bloody gospel, a gory gospel, and a sacrificial gospel! 5 minutes inside eternity and we will wish that we had sacrificed more!!! Wept more, bled more, grieved more, loved more, prayed more, given more!!!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Only the gospel can truly save you. The gospel doesn't make bad people good; it makes dead people alive...the gospel is God's acceptance of us based on what Christ has done, not on what we can do." - Tullian Tchividjian

"Christian proclamation might make the gospel audible, but Christians living together in local congregations make the gospel visible (see John 13:34-35). The church is the gospel made visible." - Mark Dever

"The gospel is not itself about you are this sort of a person and this can happen to you. That's the result of the gospel rather than the gospel itself." - N T Wright

"I believe in the gospel of cheerfulness, the gospel of Good Nature; the gospel of Good Health. Let us pay some attention to our bodies. Take care of our bodies, and our souls will take care of themselves." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Absolute truth is not dependent upon public opinion or popularity. Now what is this truth? It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"There is nothing attractive about the gospel to the natural man; the only man who finds the gospel attractive is the man who is convicted of sin." - Oswald Chambers

"If you preach the gospel in all aspects with the exception of the issues which deal specifically with your time, you are not preaching the gospel at all." - Martin Luther

"My heart is still there in gospel music. It never left . . . I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone." - Aretha Franklin

"We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin." - Charles Spurgeon

"If you look at the gospel, it just doesn't break things apart. The gospel brings things together. One of the great demonstration of the gospel's power is reconciliation." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The context of the gospel message is not our benefit or our salvation; the context of the gospel is the supremacy of Christ and the glory of God." - Matt Chandler

"Seek to see and feel the gospel as bigger as years go by rather than smaller. Never let the gospel get smaller in your heart." - John Piper

"The real truth is that while He came to preach the gospel, His chief object in coming was that there might be a gospel to preach." - Robert William Dale

"I charge you to preach the whole gospel, both sides of the gospel, and the only way of escape through faith in Christ." - Edward Otis Bartlett

"If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus" gospel. I am stuck with law, not the gospel of grace." - Philip Yancey

"A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil." - St Jerome

"He that does not know how wisely to meddle with public affairs in preaching the gospel, does not know how to preach the gospel." - Henry Ward Beecher

"No one is so good that they don't need the grace of the gospel, nor so bad that they can't receive the grace of the gospel." - Timothy Keller

"Our biggest problem is that we have an entire culture shaped by a misunderstanding of the gospel. That so-called gospel is deconstructing the church" - Scot McKnight

"Any gospel which says only what you must do and never announces what Christ has done is no gospel at all." - Kevin Deyoung

"Holy solitaries' is a phrase no more consistent with the Gospel than holy adulterers. The Gospel of Christ knows no religion but social; no holiness, but social holiness." - John Wesley

"The gospel always comes to people in cultural robes. There is no such thing as a 'pure' gospel, isolated from culture" - David J

"While the good news of the gospel may not appeal to everyone, the bad news of the gospel still applies to everyone." - Matt Chandler

"If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus' gospel. I am stuck with law, not the gospel of grace." - Philip Yancey

"Ministers often preach about the Gospel instead of preaching the Gospel. They often preach about sinners instead of preaching to them." - Charles Grandison Finney

"The gospel always comes to people in cultural robes. There is no such thing as a "pure" gospel, isolated from culture" - David J

"Gospel music is so ingrained into my bones. I can't do a concert without singing a gospel song. It's what I was raised on." - Johnny Cash



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