The Introduction of the Gospel of Luke
After reading chapter one, verses one through four we see that Luke is acknowledging the fact that many had already taken on the task of compiling the events of Jesus ministry. They had already chronicled the eyewitness accounts of the Apostles. But Luke felt it was good for him to write down his account of what he himself had learned concerning Jesus and His ministry.
Luke mentions that he had been following the events closely for some time and wanted to write an orderly account of the things that had been taught concerning Jesus. Luke's gospel account is written so that the reader will know for certain the things that they had been taught.
As we progress in our study of the gospel of Luke we will see that Luke does give a very orderly account. Luke did his research thoroughly before putting pen to paper. Luke did not produce a gospel that came from a biased perspective but one that came from careful study of the evidence concerning Jesus life and ministry.
Read Luke 1:5-80 today, and tomorrow we will cover what Luke writes concerning the birth of John the Baptist and the angelic announcement of the conception of Jesus the Messiah.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman