Faith, hope, and love abide; but the greatest of these is love.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Christ died for the ungodly.
One will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He who knew no sin became sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
The Gospel is GOOD NEWS.
But how good the good news is relates to how bad the bad news is.
Here are a few online resources.
A very concise outline of the Gospel with Scripture references (at 9Marks.org).
John Piper adds some meat to the bones here (at DesiringGod.org), emphasizing also that relationship is key: God’s profoundly amazing love for us elicits a loving response.
In The Gospel Of Jesus Christ D. A. Carson interacts deeply with themes and truths in the Gospel presenting and resolving challenges to the modern mind as well as the ancients, and answering the deepest needs of mankind throughout the ages.
Charles Spurgeon’s best selling book All of Grace has long been recognized as a clear, simple gospel presentation.
What Is the Gospel is a brief series of sermons by R. C. Sproul, exploring the basic content and meaning of the Gospel (available by CD or Audio download).