Book Exerpt (Days 1-3), by Chris Loehmer Kincaid
By Life Sentence Publishing
The Book of Luke, Chapter 1
“So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught.” Luke 1:1-4.
Luke, a physician with an eye for detail, wrote this book with the utmost accuracy, verifying his facts and double-checking the stories he had heard. He had never personally met Jesus, but with the information he gathered for this work, he probably knew Jesus better than people who had walked with him in His lifetime.
Luke, as well as Theophilus to whom he wrote this letter, was born a Gentile, not a Jew. He reports on the life of Jesus from the viewpoint of an outsider.
Why is it important that Luke directed this book to people of the time who were not Jews? Wasn’t Jesus a Jew? Of course He was, and most of the people of the time thought He should only associate with the Jews. But He didn’t come just to save the Jewish people. Jesus ...