The gospel is the good news that the God who created all things has chosen not to condemn all mankind for our sins against him, but instead to send his Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem sinners from all nations. Christ accomplished redemption by living a sinless life and dying as the substitute for sinners. Christ rose from the dead and applies redemption in all who repent of sin and trust in him alone for salvation by the work of the Holy Spirit.
Joel Beeke, born in Kalamazoo, MI, is a professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor at Heritage Reformed Congregation. When not engaged in academic rigor he enjoys talking and walking with his wife, family nights, and playing with his grandchildren.