Gospel means "good news," and the good news is Jesus Christ. The man Jesus Christ, who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, was unlike any other. His conception was a miracle, His life was without sin, and His grave could not keep Him from rising.
He was the Son of God who came to redeem the world and bring the Kingdom of God . He took all the sin of humanity and hell and abosorbed it all and recycled it with grace, love and forgiveness--salvation. He offers hope and life through His death and resurrection. He came to give us His heart by giving us His friendship and presence.
The gospel is the gloriously great good news of what God has done in the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to redeem us from the clutches of death , sin and the evil one.
Therefore, the gospel is not what God requires. The gospel is what God provides! The gospel is not an imperative, demanding things you must do. The gospel is an indicative, declaring things that God has done. The gospel is not about human action. The gospel is about divine achievement. The gospel is not a moralistic Do! The gospel is a merciful Done!
It is the news that God is for us and not agaisnt us.