The notion of Gospel-centered-ness can tend to be a mere abstraction, if we’re not careful. Careful enough to grasp the Gospel’s center.
What is the Gospel’s center…focal point (person)? You? Me? Neighbor? Church? Culture?
How we answer this is critical, otherwise we end up with a gospel that centers on something other, which is another Gospel. And if that ends up being the case, we end up with something other than Gospel-centered perspective on faith and life.
Friend, the Gospel is not about you and me. Sorry, it’s true. The Gospel is about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, come in the flesh, in perfect righteousness, in a willful propitious death, having risen from the dead, and ascended unto the Throne of God. This is THE Good News!
It’s a proclamation about one Person that’s made all the difference, for those who believe he’s done just that. Otherwise, the so-called gospel we hold onto is about something/someone else, leaving us to ourselves to work things out for ourselves.