Date: Sunday, June 23, 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.
This week, we move on to what happened to Jesus, immediately following His baptism, as he began his public ministry. What we see is how Jesus was tempted by the devil. Our focus will not be on the devil, but on how Jesus combated the devil. As Jesus combated the devil by being secure in His identity as the Son of God, we too need to rely on our identity in Christ as children of God.