The word “gospel” declares good news that a savior-king has ascended to his throne. The Christian Gospel is therefore the joyous and public declaration that Jesus the Christ, the living and eternal Son of God, has redeemed humanity and the creation from sin and its effects, and that He presently rules both Heaven and earth by His sovereign decrees expressed in His holy Law-Word.
Jesus became flesh and lived among us some two thousand years ago. He inaugurated his Kingdom and gave His life for His Bride, the Christian Church, thus redeeming Her and the Creation from sin. He rose from the dead, ascended to His Throne where He reigns today, and He dispatched His Holy Spirit to convert the world.
This is truly “good news.”