Jul 08, 2019 · The Gospel of Luke was written to Theophilus, meaning "the one who loves God." Historians are not sure who this Theophilus (mentioned in Luke 1:3) was, although most likely, he was a Roman with an intense interest in the newly forming Christian religion. Luke may also have been writing in general to those who loved God.
Among the notable parables found only in Luke’s Gospel are those of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son. Luke’s Gospel is also unique in its perspective. It resembles the other synoptics in its treatment of the life of Jesus, but it goes beyond them in narrating the ministry of Jesus, widening its perspective to consider God’s overall historical purpose and the place of the church within it.
Luke's account of Jesus' ministry can be divided into three major parts: (1) the events that occurred in and around Galilee (4:14-- 9:50), (2) those that took place in Judea and Perea (9:51-- 19:27), and (3) those of the final week in Jerusalem (19:28-- 24:53). Luke's uniqueness is especially seen in the amount of material devoted to Jesus' closing ministry in Judea and Perea.
Jul 14, 2013 · Luke is the story of Jesus Christ—exactly as it happened. It’s written by Luke, the physician. Luke is the third Gospel (an account of Jesus’ life and ministry) in the New Testament. Luke tells Jesus’ story in extensive detail, more so than any other Gospel. Luke records miracles, sermons, conversations, and personal feelings ( Lk 2:19 ).
The Gospel According to Luke According to historical sources, Luke was a native of Antioch. The Gospel of Luke was written by a physician, who also was a friend of the Apostle Paul. Luke was highly educated and literate in the tradition of Greek and Roman composition. According to most scholars, the Gospel of Luke reflects that.
The Gospel of Luke ends with the Glorious Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven (Luke 24:51), an event which is also reported in the opening of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 1:9-10). The following Scripture is from the Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible, now in the public domain, and the Revised Standard Version.
41 when elizabeth heard mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and elizabeth was filled with the holy spirit. 42 in a loud voice she exclaimed, “blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 and why am i so honored, that the mother of my lord should come to me? 44 for as soon as the sound of your greeting reached …