Simply defined, the gospel means good news.
Good-news always brings joy, peace, strength, and revival of spirit (cons. Gen. 45:25-28; Lk. 1:36-37,39; 2:8-11,15-16: Acts 13:44-49).
So, the gospel is the good news of God’s love for sinful and condemned man which He made manifest by giving us His Son to die for our justification (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5: 6-11).
The justification is free, (i.e. by grace).
This religious word “grace”, means the love and mercy that God has given us (Eph. 2:4-5,8).
- – Grace is God’s unmerited favour.
- – It is kindness from God we don’t deserve.
- – It is a free gift from God.
There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favour.
Grace can be used as an acronym by the following: God’s Redemption At Christ’s Expense.
So, the church is called to preach the gospel of the grace of God.
The gospel of grace was the theme of many Old Testament prophets which they preached to the Old Testament believers.
Its aim and scope and was hoped by the faithful. (Jn. 1:45; Acts 3:17-24; Rom. 1:1-3; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; Acts 20:24).