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.
What is the gospel? It’s the great climax of the Bible: the good news of great joy about a person named Jesus.