The word gospel simply means good news, and that’s exactly what it is. Good news… you can be saved from your sin, and its ultimate penalty, and truly know the Living God!
If you understand and believe it, the gospel is the best news you’ll ever hear. It’s this good news that gives you the ability to find, to know, and to love God, not to mention escaping your bondage to sin, and the ultimate penalty of that sin: eternal death and separation from God.
It is based on nothing you can do, but completely on the life and work of Jesus Christ. That’s why it’s called news, and not advice. The following are the essential points of this good news that God graciously gives us in the Bible: