what is the gospel?

the gospel even in the greek has no connection to the idea of jesus dying on the cross or rising from the dead. the gospel was news of victory or a gift given to a messenger. the gift itself was called the gospel. so then the gospel is when give ourselves (‘die to ourselves’) to another. in the aramaic, the gospel only… means hope. hope looks different for everyone. so when we give away hope we are preaching the gospel

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