What is the gospel?
What is the gospel? Well, the gospel in its most literal definition is “good news”. When Christians use the term it is meant to be the good news of how God carried through with a plan to bring humanity back to Him.
What is the gospel’s good news?
If the gospel means good news, what is the good news? The good news is: at one point in time we all sinned and separated ourselves from God’s perfect love. God, not wanting us to be separated forever came up with the plan of sending his own Son, Jesus to earth as a sacrifice. He lived a perfect life, was crucified on a cross, buried in a borrowed tomb, and rose from the dead three days later. All so that if we put our trust in Him, He will help us here on earth and after our deaths we can spend eternity with Him. So what is the gospel? Its God’s divine plan to bring us back to Him!
What are the gospels in the Bible?
When someone is talking about the gospels in the Bible they generally are referring to the first four books of the New Testament. Those books are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In fact the full names for the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are “The gospel according to Matthew”, “The Gospel According to Mark”, “The Gospel According to Luke”, and “The Gospel According to John”.
Each of those books are the eye witness accounts of people who walked with Jesus. They cover the entire life of Jesus from His birth, what He taught people, some miracles that He performed, how He was arrested, how He was executed, and what happened when He raised from the dead. Some share the same stories from different perspectives and some have unique stories that others don’t have.
What are we supposed to do with the gospel?
The Bible tells us over and over again that we are supposed to share the gospel with everyone we contact as we are going through life. But how do you do that? Learn one of the many techniques to easily share the gospel.