Gospel means “Good News.” Trying to be approved of God by our own works and efforts is not good news at all. The good news is that Our Father in heaven has accepted the finished work of Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son. And He has imputed the righteousness of Jesus Christ to you when you put your faith in Jesus Christ. That is the good news! (Galatians 1) It is not by works but it is by His Grace that we stand. We do not stand in our own righteousness, but in the righteousness that is of Christ Jesus through faith. The good news is the grace of God through Jesus Christ by which we are accepted by our Father in Heaven.