Date: Sunday, September 1, 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.
Jesus had a good number of people who believed Him to be the Christ, and there were some who followed Him wherever He went. It was among these who had 'left everything' to follow Him, that He specifically chose twelve apostles; trained emissaries of His to be sent out. Today, we will look at what led up to the choosing of these twelve apostles, and who specifically Jesus had chosen.