Carson clarifies the gospel from 1 Cor 15:1-19 with eight summarizing words: 1. Christological: The gospel centers on the person and work (the life, death, and resurrection) of Jesus Christ. 2. theological: The gospel tells us that sin is first and foremost an offense against God and that salvation is first to last the action of God, not our own. 3. biblical: The gospel is essentially the message of the whole Bible. 4. apostolic: The gospel is passed on to us by Jesus’ disciples as authoritative eyewitnesses. 5. historical: The gospel is not philosophy or advice on how to find God, but rather news of what God has done in history to find and save us. 6. personal: The gospel must be personally believed and appropriated. 7. universal: The gospel is for every tongue, tribe, people, and individual. 8. eschatological: The gospel includes the good news of the final transformation, not just the blessings we enjoy in this age.
Tim Keller - American Pastor