The word “Euangelion” as used in the Bible translates to “gospel”, which can be further defined as the good news of a King.
In the Old Testament, believers clung to this word as the promise that God was still on the throne despite their exile from Jerusalem. In the New Testament, the good news was that Jesus Christ came into the world and presented an “upside-down” gospel.
He called himself the King of the Jews, but was not seated on a throne. Rather, he was nailed to a cross and crucified. This King was not defeated by death, but rose on the third day. Jesus now invites believers to go and share the good news that his Kingdom reigns victorious.