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."
Regarding 1 Corinthians 15:1, Ray Stedman writes, “The gospel makes you stand. 'Standing' means you have a foundation; you have a place to handle life; you have a security to which you can resort at any time of pressure and problem and you can stand steady, no matter what kind of force comes against you. When you believe that God has forgiven your sins for Christ's sake, when you believe that God loves you and has accepted you as His child, when you believe that He is working in you by the power of His resurrected life to enable you to love and to live as you ought and to give you power to say ‘No’ when you need to say ‘No,’ you have a place to stand that can handle anything that comes. That is what Paul said these Corinthians had. They were loved by God, therefore they had a place of emotional security. That is the first thing the gospel does.”
In the face of uncertain circumstances, the gospel can give you a sense of certainty. It reminds us that there is Someone who is above all principalities and rulers and authorities and powers. Someone who is in charge of all human events. Someone who conquered even death itself. When you slip, the gospel is the place you turn to to regain your footing. The gospel tells us that God loves us despite all our failures and weaknesses. He is ready to pick us up and wash away our sins through the blood of Jesus and to help us walk in His strength through the world.