"God's demands are met in Christ" - John Piper
The Gospel is good news.
The good news is that while I was still unaware of any need of rescue, the God who created me, had taken measures to rescue me from both the death I was unaware I was living in of and the sin I had come to love. Therefore, although I was far worse off than I could ever have imagined I was, I was also far more loved and pursued, than I ever could have dreamed.
The Bible reveals a plan called "redemption."
"God made all things. Our sin provoked His wrath. Christ died in our place and was raised. We trust Him, live for Him, and await His return."
The gospel is the good news about what Jesus Christ has done to reconcile sinners to God. Here’s the whole story:
Now that’s good news.
A good way to summarize this good news is to biblically unpack the words God, Man, Christ,
God. God is the creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). He is perfectly holy, worthy of all worship, and will punish sin (1 John 1:5, Rev. 4:11, Rom. 2:5-8).
Man. All people, though created good, have become sinful by nature (Gen. 1:26-28, Ps. 51:5, Rom. 3:23). From birth, all people are alienated from God, hostile to God, and subject to the wrath of God (Eph. 2:1-3).
Christ. Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to bear God’s wrath in the place of all who would believe in him, and rose from the grave in order to give his people eternal life (John 1:1, 1 Tim. 2:5, Heb. 7:26, Rom. 3:21-26, 2 Cor. 5:21, 1 Cor. 15:20-22).
Response. God calls everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and trust in Christ in order to be saved (Mark 1:15, Acts 20:21, Rom. 10:9-10).