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What Is the Gospel?

The gospel is the powerful, life-changing message at the heart of the Bible: the good news of great joy about a person named Jesus, and what he has done for us.

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What Is the Gospel?

We open our Bible and read that on one night long ago, heaven opened up to a few ordinary men on a hill and the world was never the same after that. Here is what they heard from the mouths of angels:

“‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord’” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV).

There was a day when in the little Middle Eastern town of Bethlehem, the Lord, the very God who created the world, was born. And he was born for a reason. He knew we could not find our way to him, so he came to us.

Jesus came on a mission. He did not come to condemn us (John 3:17) for our rebellion against God, but to save us from our sins through the greatest demonstration of love the world has ever known (Romans 5:8). 

What is the gospel? It’s the great climax of the Bible: the good news of great joy that if we repent of our sins, believing in Jesus for forgiveness, we will be saved from God's wrath, and be given new and eternal life (John 3:16). 



Theme Verse

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16 ESV

What Is the Gospel?
Article: 7 Min

What Is the Gospel?


The gospel is
the message about Jesus:
who he is,
what he did,
and how
we receive his benefits.

1 Corinthians 15:3-5 NIV

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 

Video: 3 Min
Article: 6 Min

The Wrath of God and the Good News


70’s | 80’s | 90’s

There Is A Redeemer

by Keith Green
Messages: 40 Min

He Brings Life

by Colin Smith


We have good news,
and that good news
has a name,
and that name is

Jesus Christ.

Video: 8 Min
John 3:16 NLT

For this is how God loved the world: He gave  his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Video: 1 Min
by David Platt at The Gospel Coalition

Jesus told him,
“I am the way,
the truth,
and the life.
No one can
come to the

except through me.”

John 14:6 ESV
Article: 15 Min

The Gospel Invitation: How to Be Saved

by Mark Spence and Eric Hovind at Creation Today

Video: 11 Min
Romans 3:23-24 NIV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus


Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa feat. Kristyn Getty



by Rend Collective

For the
wages of sin
is death,
but the free gift of God

is eternal life
Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23 NLT
Messages: 40 Min

The Gospel for Life

by Britt Merrick

How Do I Respond to The Gospel?

If there's anything
in the world that

you cannot afford to ignore,
it is the voice
of God saying,

"Good news!
Here is how you can be
saved from my judgment."

Article: 10 Min

The Gospel Illustrated:
The Bridge to Life

by Navigators

John 17:3 NIV
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Video: 2 Min

who calls

on the name
of the Lord

will be saved.

Romans 10:13 NIV
Luke 24:45-47 NIV

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

Video: 3 Min
Romans 1:17 NLT

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.


Start Over

by FLAME feat. NF


No Outsiders

by Rend Collective
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 NIV
He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.
Video: 3 Min
by Steven Lawson at Ligonier Ministries

and believe
in the gospel.

Mark 1:15 ESV
Video: 2 Min

What Does It Mean to Repent?

Q #88: What is the true repentance or conversion of man?

A: It is the dying of the old nature and the coming to life of the new. 

Q #89: What is the dying of the old nature?

A: It is to grieve with heartfelt sorrow that we have offended God by our sin, and more and more to hate it and flee from it.

Q #90: What is the coming to life of the new nature?

A: It is a heartfelt joy in God through Christ, and a love and delight to live according to the will of God in all good works.

Q #91: But what are good works?

A: Only those which are done out of true faith, in accordance with the law of God, and to his glory, and not those based on our own opinion or on precepts of men.

Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A #88-91, Lord’s Day 33 | Source
How to Avoid False Gospels
Article: 7 Min

Three Ways You Might Drift from the Gospel

by Colin Smith at Open The Bible


I am not
of the gospel,
for it is 
the power of God
for salvation
to everyone
who believes.

Romans 1:16 ESV
Galatians 2:20 NIV

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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In Christ Alone

by Shane & Shane