Date: Sunday, December 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.
We have seen how Jesus has authority over nature and spirits; the natural and supernatural world, and also how He has authority over our circumstances; sickness and death. At the same time, we know through Scripture that all authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth. The best way to respond to Jesus' authority is through faith and obedience in Jesus. Baptism is a public profession of our faith in Jesus Christ, and should be one of the first expressions of our obedience to Jesus as our Lord.