Last Sunday our minister Brian shared with us that he will be starting the book of Luke next Sunday morning in the pulpit. He asked each of us to start reading and studying. I figured since he asked I would make it my next in-depth study of God's word for the next month or so.
The book of Luke was written by the physician Luke who was apparently also a Gentile. He was a companion of Paul who spent many hours researching the genealogy of Jesus. You can really tell that Luke is a scientific thinker when you read the book. He is very detail oriented in his writings.
One of the things that make Luke different is the focus on what he calls the "Son of Man". In other words he zeros in on the humanity of Christ. He is the only one who goes all the way back to the first man, Adam in his account of the genealogy. Luke wants to show Jesus' perfect humanity in such a way that brings us hope.
The gospel of Luke is the longest gospel. He tells of the boyhood of Jesus and of the intense prayer life of the Savior. He is the only one who tells the story of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. Luke really wants to not only show Jesus' humanity but his compassion for the lost. You and I serve a BIG GOD! I am so thankful that he is a God of compassion. If he wasn't I would have no hope and either would you!
So, I am challenging you to open up God's word and start reading the book of Luke with me. I would love to hear your insights as we read along together.
In Christ Alone,
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".