Introduction to Luke’s Gospel

Sermon from The Table Covenant Church

Introduction to Luke           Luke 1:1-4

Two-Volume Work

Scholars’ dates range early ad 60s – mid 2nd C


Meet Luke & His Audience(s)


+Acts 16:10-17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18; 27:1-28:16

+Philemon 24; Colossians 4:14

+Luke 1:4
+Acts 1:1

What is Luke doing?

Luke’s Gospel is not modern history or modern biography

Luke’s Gospel is good and true history


Verse 3: it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus





Verse 4: that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.






Discussion & Application Questions

  1. Why does it matter who wrote this biography of Jesus?
  2. How might this information change how you read the Gospel of Luke?
  3. Who is a “Theophilus” in your life who needs certainty about Jesus?
    How will you share this story of good news?