The Scholar’s Touch: Luke

BibleLuke 1:3-4 “Since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”

One doesn’t have to read far into Luke’s account of the life and ministry of Jesus to see that he is passionate about providing an orderly account of what he has seen and researched. He wrote this gospel for Theophilus, who was also the recipient of his other contribution to the New testament, the book of Acts. Both Luke and Acts were written sometime during the first century. The International Bible Society has a great introduction to Luke that covers the history and structure of the book. And as always, you can read the Gospel of Luke via the Bible Gateway.

  • Uplook Ministries has a summary of Luke that attempts to show how the writer’s character affected his gospel.
  • When reading the gospels it’s important to remember that no one account is worthier than the other. Each account focuses on different aspects of Jesus’ ministry. Uplook Ministries has an excellent comparison chart that gives a good review of the different gospel accounts.
  • Our friends at RBC’s Discover the Word have an audio presentation that gives us a perspective on the Christmas story as told by Luke.
  • has multiple sermons related to Luke, including a series by Ed Miller. Here are links to his Introduction to Luke: Part 1 Part 2.
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