What is the Gospel? According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the Gospel is embodied in these words: "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
1 Corinthians 2:2 says, “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
David Nicholas, the late pastor and founder of Gospel Boot Camps, broke down and explained 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 phrase-by-phrase. He continues: “With the phrase, ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures,’ we see where the Bad News comes in. A person who does not believe he is a sinner will see no need for a Savior. Therefore, there must be an explanation of the Bad News before explaining the Good News. I am including it here because that is where it comes in the sequence of 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. The Bad News is that there is none righteous, no not one. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. Every one of us has transgressed the laws of God in our thoughts, words and deeds more times than we could ever imagine.”