Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
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.
Two Sundays ago, we looked at the greatness of Jesus, not just in power to heal people, but in His unwavering focus on carrying out His mission of restoring us back to the Heavenly Father. In the midst of people being amazed at Jesus and understanding how great God was, Jesus talked about His death. The fact that the disciples did not understand what Jesus was saying is made evident by the argument that the disciples were having. Jesus now gives these disciples the test criteria for being great.