If you’re not a Christian, but you’ve been around Christians, you’ve probably heard the term “gospel.” (We’re pretty good at using “Christian” words!) But, you might ask, what does it mean? Some people, even some Christians, think it’s just the first four books of the New Testament – often referred to as The Gospels. Well, it’s so much more than that. The gospel is the singularly most important communication of God to man. In Jesus, who is God the Son, we have the revelation of God’s love and sacrifice that saves us from God’s righteous judgment upon sinners.
So, what does that really mean to you? It means God loves you. He has a purpose for your life. He wants you to have a meaningful life.
Unfortunately, we often have a problem personally experiencing God’s love, because we’re separated from God due to the sin in our lives. “Sin” is missing the mark of God’s best for our life. It’s living life our way versus God’s way. The solution is Jesus. He died for our sins. He rose from the dead, proving He is God. He is the way, the ONLY way, to God. This calls for a decision to believe Jesus is who He says He is, and to trust Christ alone for salvation and abundant life.
That’s it. That’s the gospel. Do you believe it? The gospel is the good news of salvation. I hope you’ll believe it and receive it.