The gospel is good news, but it is only received by those who see their need. We all need the gospel because we all are sinners. If we deny our sinfulness, or downplay just how sinful we are, we will not be open to the saving grace of God in Christ. If we continue to focus on other people’s sin, instead of our own, we will remain close-minded to the truth about ourselves. The Spirit, through the Scriptures, leads us to see our sinfulness and acknowledge our need, leading to repentance and faith in Christ. The sinfulness of all people is a doctrine we dare not jump over to get to grace. Where there is sin, there is even more grace.