The word Gospel simply means “good news”. It is the good news about Jesus. The Gospel tells us who Jesus is and what He has done.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Son of God who became a man. This means that Jesus is the eternal God who entered into the world and took on flesh. He was also the Messiah. Which literally means the “anointed one”. He was anointed to carry out a mission for God on behalf of sinners.
This leads to the next question…
What did Jesus do?
Jesus lived a perfect life of love and devotion to God. He then died on a Roman cross. The reason He died on the cross was to be a substitute for sinners. On the cross he satisfied God’s just judgment for sin.
But that’s not all. He also rose from the dead after three days. This proved that everything Jesus said about himself was true.
What does that mean for us?
The Apostle Paul captured well the significance of the Gospel for everyone of us when he said in one of his letters to a first century church that “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
The following videos provide some helpful summaries of the Gospel as well.