Luke 1:1-4 Gospel Truth

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

Gospel Truth

Luke endeavours to write a real history for serious minded people.  We do not know if Theophilus is a real person or a literary device for all lovers of God.  However, Luke has made a careful survey of those living in Israel to find out the details of what really happened.  


Jesus, help me to believe more about what is written about you.  I want to be organised this summer and go from reading the Bible each day to more intentional reflection.  For your glory.


  1. Who was Luke writing to?
  2. Is this a literal person?
  3. How can a historian be confident of Luke’s gospel?
  4. What is the level of your confidence in Luke?
  5. How do you get to know Jesus through a book written about him?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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