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Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. 2 They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. 3 Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you, most honorable Theophilus, 4 so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught. Luke 1.1-4 (NLT)
Last Sonday our pastor preached on these four overlooked opening verses of the gospel of Luke. I have no intention of writing his sermon because, number one, I cannot recall ALL of it. BUT, it was one of those messages that had a lasting impression. I’m still carrying it around and thinking about “full and complete.”
Doctor Luke. Gentile. Scholar. Writer. Historian. Fact-finder. Reporter. Believer in Jesus. Author of two books: The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.
I love the Doctor. THIS doctor. He is confident in his research and authoritative in his diction.
Way to go, Doc.
When I speak of Jesus, I want to sound like him.
Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you…so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught.
Are you confident you know Truth? This holy of seasons – this season of gift-giving and holy pauses…we can be certain that everything written about the Lord Jesus Christ within the God-inspired Holy Bible is accurate Truth.
He was born of a virgin.
He lived a sinless life.
He was crucified by the Romans.
He was buried in a borrowed tomb.
On the third day He resurrected from the dead.
He stayed on the earth for approximately 40 more days.
He ascended into Heaven before the eyes of His apostles.
He sent Holy Spirit, just as He promised.
He IS coming again.