Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
If you were to write a book, what would you write about? What would be your intent and purpose for writing a book, and how would you go about writing it? As we begin our study of the Gospel According to Luke, let us remember that there is an intent and purpose for which Luke wrote what he wrote, and he expresses his intent and purpose at the beginning of his Gospel. Luke introduced John the Baptist as the forerunner to the Messiah, who prepared the way for people to receive Jesus Christ. For us today, as believers of Jesus, we too should prepare the way for others to come to know Him as their Savior and Lord.