Preaching the gospel is a declaration of truth, not a display of your works.

The gospel is not simply Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
The gospel is not you serving and meeting the needs of others.
It is not care, compassion, kindness or cultural relevance.
 
It is the message of who Jesus is, why he came to earth, why he had to die (to redeem us to God from our filthy sinfulness), the confession, repentance and turning from those sins trusting exclusively in the grace imparted to us by faith in the work of Christ alone.
 
No greater lie has ever been told than the following popular quote…… “preach the gospel, and when necessary, use words.”