What is the Gospel?
The Gospel (with a capital G) refers to the Good News that we are saved by Christ alone through faith. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith as it is written,
“The one who is righteous will live by faith.” (Rom 1:17)
Faith in Christ is everything! No good deeds, social status, job title, training, intellect, trip or punishment will make us right with God! Jesus died on the cross for your sins and was raised so you will have a new life. That’s enough. In fact, that’s everything. All you can do is say, “I trust Jesus!”
Lutheran Christians emphasize the Gospel. We call ourselves “Evangelical” (from the Greek for “good news").