LUKE: PART I
Read: Luke 1:1-4
“1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. ” (NIV Luke 1:1-4)
Study: Luke also thoroughly investigated all the available information from written records, eyewitnesses, and authoritative teachers (vv. 2-3). Luke had absolute certainty in mind as he wrote. The Gospel of Luke isn’t just one man’s version—Luke compiled facts from a variety of trusted sources so that Theophilus, and all of us who read this book, could be sure that the Christian faith is based on true, historically accurate information and profoundly authoritative teaching from the life of Christ. This month we’ll study the entire Gospel of Luke, focusing on the reassuring evidence that Jesus is the Christ and that the opposition we face from the world should not shake our confidence in the eternal truth of God’s Word.
Pray: Lord, thank you for the words of Luke.