Let this be said over and over: the apostolic gospel was framed in such a way that the story was centered on and revolved around Jesus. To gospel was (and is) to declare the royal truth about King Jesus. Jesus was (and is) the gospel.
Scot McKnight, The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, 123.
*From the heading: “The Apostles Summed Up the Gospel in Words about Jesus,” 122.