Luke

Overview
EVERY birth is a miracle, and every child is a gift from God. But nearly 20 centuries ago, there was the miracle of miracles. A baby was born, but he was the Son of God. The Gospels tell of this birth, but Dr. Luke, as though he were the attending physician, provides most of the details surrounding this awesome occasion. With a divine Father and human mother, Jesus entered history—God in the flesh.

Luke affirms Jesus’ divinity, but the real emphasis of his book is on Jesus’ humanity; Jesus, the Son of God, is also the Son of Man. As a doctor, Luke was a man of science, and as a Greek, he was a man of detail. It is not surprising, then, that he begins by outlining his extensive research and explaining that he is reporting the facts (1:1-4). Luke also was a close friend and traveling companion of Paul, so he could interview the other disciples, had access to other historical accounts, and was an eyewitness to the birth and growth of the early church. His Gospel and book of Acts are reliable, historical documents. After the Temptation (4:1-13), Jesus returned to Galilee to preach, teach, and heal (4:14).

During this time, he began gathering his group of 12 disciples (5:1-11, 27-29). Later Jesus commissioned the disciples and sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God. When they returned, Jesus revealed to them his mission, his true identity, and what it means to be his disciple (9:18-62). His mission would take him to Jerusalem (9:51-53), where he would be rejected, tried, and crucified. While Jesus carried his own cross to Golgotha, some women in Jerusalem wept for him, but Jesus told them to weep for themselves and for their children (23:28). Luke’s Gospel does not end in sadness, however. It concludes with the thrilling account of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, his appearances to the disciples, and his promise to send the Holy Spirit (24:1-53). Read Luke’s beautifully written and accurate account of the life of Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God. Then praise God for sending the Saviour—our risen and triumphant Lord—for all people.

Author
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Luke a doctor, a Greek and gentile Christian. He is the only known Gentile Author in the new testament.  Luke was close friends and companion of Paul. He also wrote the book of Acts

Purpose:
To present an accurate account to the life of Christ and to present Christ as the perfect human and savior

Date Written: About A.D 60

Key Verse:
 
Then he said to them all: ‘If anyone who would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.Luke 9:23–24  

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