Scott McKnight, author of the King Jesus Gospel, takes Abraham Kuyper’s statement concerning the nature of religion to apply it to the Gospel. The Gospel is first and foremost a revelation about God, and secondly offers to the world a blessing, the out pouring of God’s saving grace which the Gospel express.

Scott in the comments makes the point this not an either/or condition, but an “and” condition. First, we have what God is doing, second we have the gift that comes from what God is doing.