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Sermon from The Table Covenant Church
Introduction to Luke Luke 1:1-4
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
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
- Why does it matter who wrote this biography of Jesus?
- How might this information change how you read the Gospel of Luke?
- Who is a “Theophilus” in your life who needs certainty about Jesus?
How will you share this story of good news?