The question ‘what is the Gospel according to the NT?’ is one which I have been asking for a long time now. I’m interested primarily because I want to answer this question, ‘what is the Gospel that we should be sharing, announcing, and celebrating?’ So here is something to think about in reference to these.
What part does Jesus play in your understanding of ‘the good news’? I’ve thought of three basics ways that Jesus is often related to the Gospel as it has been communicated in writing and speech:
- The Gospel is a message about Jesus,
- The Gospel is a message that includes Jesus,
- The Gospel is a reiteration of Jesus’ own ‘gospel’ (Mark 1.15).