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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.

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Jesus is our good news

God did not author the Bible to tell us about some things, but about someone, and what he has done for us.

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Romans 1:16 ESV

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.

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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.

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



What Is the Gospel?
Video: 3 Min
Article: 15 Min

What Is the Gospel?


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. 


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

Article: 15 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.


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



by Rend Collective
Video: 11 Min


Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa feat. Kristyn Getty
Romans 3:23-24 NIV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Video: 4 Min
by Propaganda 

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

Video: 8 Min
How to 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
Video: 2 Min

who calls

on the name
of the Lord

will be saved.

Romans 10:13 NIV


No Outsiders

by Rend Collective
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.
Video: 3 Min


Start Over

by FLAME feat. NF
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
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.

and believe
in the gospel.

Mark 1:15 ESV
Video: 2 Min

What Does It Mean to Repent?

Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A #88-91, Lord’s Day 33

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.

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How to Get the Gospel Right?
Article: 7 Min

Three Ways You Might Drift from the Gospel

by Colin Smith at Unlocking The Bible


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

Romans 1:16 ESV

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In Christ Alone

by Shane & Shane
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.

Messages: 51 Min

Boasting in Nothing

Except the Cross

by Tim Keller

Article: 10 Min

Which of These False Gospels Do You Believe?

by J.D. Greear at his blog

Article: 7 Min

Beware These Seven Counterfeit Gospels 

by Kristen Wetherell at Unlocking The Bible

Messages: 40 Min

What to Expect When

You Start Following Jesus

by Joe Jones

1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Video: 8 Min
Galatians 2:16 ESV

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Article: 10 Min

Moralism Is Not the Gospel

by Al Mohler at his blog


The gospel is not a
summons to work harder
to reach God—
it’s the grand
message of how

God worked
all things together
for good

to reach us.

Video: 6 Min
Bible Passage

Introduction to the Book of Romans

Romans 1:1-7 ESV

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand  through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh  and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are  called to belong to Jesus Christ, to all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Romans Audio Bible Read to Hip-Hop Beat

by Streetlights Bible

The Gospels

There are four books in the Bible called gospels. These books are called Gospels because they tell us who Jesus is, what he did, and what he said. Find the online text below, listen through a Bible app, or open your own Bible to discover Jesus.
by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John | Gospel

Folk | Country Gospel

Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1

by Andrew Peterson