|The Testimony of Believers
|Prelude: by Christina Farris
A basic introductory seems a little shy to the meaning of this next Bible Study. After finishing Matthew it hardly
seems fitting to begin again in another gospel but really needing to go to another book, yet the four gospels are the
most talked of in Christianity teaching. This being a Christian site it is fitting for the four gospels of Christ to be
study not only individually, but sometimes corporately. However the book of Luke is said to be the book about
miracles and parables. The impossibility becoming a possibility and not just a probable cause. In other words
what is the goaled of examining the Gospel of Luke, to not only retain those miracles surrounding Christ but
retaining those people stories of the miracles wrought at the time of Christ. Some miracles by the prophetic word
and others by the present word and others by the word future, yet to come.
Goal number one is to get through Luke 1 and 2 by Christmas and by Resurrection Sunday comes to have finished at
the cross. Whether it will happen will be another story. I will continue to write this study as I have every study by
what God lays on my heart with human fallacies, yet to be over looked by those that search and study. These
studies are meant to be only as a guide to help in personal study, with the use of other scriptures to compare as
well as examine. Yet the purpose to encourage your personal walk with Jesus.
Dr. Luke purpose is having a record recorded of the events of Jesus was to have a written record of the testimonies
of those who witnessed the presents of Jesus. To record what was commonly discussed an believed among early
believers for a living record to all that is the world. That there be a perfect understanding of these things.
Luke 1:1-4 KJV
(1) Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely
believed among us,
(2) Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
(3) It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee
in order, most excellent Theophilus,
(4) That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
Theophilus was a companion to both Luke and Paul. Luke for a time traveled with Paul. This record is said to be
the recorded written down by theophilus instructed by Dr. Luke, who recorded the gospel according to Paul,
because Paul was who he had contact with during his travels. No doubt Luke wanted to know many things
concerning the Christ child from his birth to his life. After all Luke was thought to be a Jew by some and a gentile
by others. Yet it matters not but that he had a desire to retain a recorded about what the early Christians believed
and it would be a recorded for us as believers. This would not be a first hand recorded and could be why some
stories are often similar but not the same as accounts of Matthew, Mark and John. However the lessons change not
from the difference in the stories between the gospels. What is easily except is it is inspire by God. And no doubt
the purpose is to retain a recorded for you and I to have. It has been over two thousand years since Christ was
born. Image how jumbled these records without records would be. No one would know the truth but by God’s
spirit and the problem is non believers could not perhaps understand the truth of who Christ was without a written
recorded. These things are important to us.
Next week we be looking at history prior to the birth of Christ in Luke. Hope you will enjoy this study.