The gospel is called the "good news" and it is particularity good news concerning our relationship with God. The gospel is that God himself has come to rescue and renew creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.
Why do we need to be rescued? We all need to be rescued because of sin. Sin is living life my way, for my fame, and glory instead of living God's way for God. Sin is anything that misses the perfect standard of God. God is holy, right, and perfect and we are not. In the Bible it actually says that no one is good. We all have sinned and are in need of the gospel.
When you repent (change our mind, turn from your sin and turn to God) and by faith believe that Jesus came to save you by dying on the cross and rising from the grave, you will be saved. This now restores and puts you in a right relationship with God. You also have eternal life and that life starts today! This is Good News! You will finally have satisfaction, peace, and joy in your life because you are living for God and not for yourself. When we have a right relationship with God He begins to restore every area of our life to the way He designed it to be. This doesn't make life easy or great all the time, but we have a God who is always there for us and we have the person of Jesus Christ to follow as our standard for living here on earth.
This is Good News!
Are you in?