The Gospel of Luke, Gentile Physician and companion of Paul wrote
this Gospel in the mid 60's A.D. Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and
Acts making him the largest contributor to the New Testament. These
writings both begin with dedications to Theophilus, perhaps a potential or
recent convert or patron who sponsored the circulation of Luke and Acts.
The third Gospel presents Jesus as the Son of Man. The first three chapters
and the beginning of the fourth give us the entrance of the Lord into the race,
beginning with his genealogy; how he was born and made one of us. Then
chapters four through nineteen trace for us the first part of his ministry among
men, and especially, his journey toward Jerusalem, with the final chapters
dedicated to the last days of sacrifice and triumph. Luke's historical narrative
begins as follows: With the birth of Zechariah and Elizabeth's child, John.
Elizabeth was barren, she and Zechariah were well along in years but Gabriel,
an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah saying, "Your wife Elizabeth will
bear you a son and you are to give him the name John and he will be filled
with the Holy Spirit." Zechariah questioned the angel, "How can I be sure of
this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years." Gabriel said, "I
stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to
tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not ...
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from Jerusalem to Emmaus, Jesus himself came up and walked along with
them but they did not recognize him. At the village Jesus stopped and ate with
them. While eating, Jesus broke the bread, immediately they recognized him.
He showed them the scares on his hands and feet. He said to them, "This is
what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is
written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms." When
he lead them to Bethany he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he
was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. They
worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Staying at the
temple, praising God. .
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