Luke 1: 1-4
Luke brings both humility and integrity to the opening of his account.
Others, he says many, certainly if one looks at both the gospels of Mark and Matthew we know
two. But today it is possible to find accounts of other gospels - Mary, Thomas, etc.
But he is putting this together to make sense of his experience of Jesus Christ. Luke is known
to be a doctor of some measure. He is observant, careful in his study and cautious about his
What would you say about your knowledge of Jesus? Who do you credit for your
information? Why do you rely on those sources?
vs two the other gospel writers took what were stories that had been told and passed on
to make sense of the 'things that had been fulfilled in their midst' Before we race to disparage
these sources we must account for a faith that has endured for 2000 years borne out of an even
older tradition. How do you account for the duration of Christianity just in your lifetime.
One of the assessment questions in the COVID unit is has the contracting of covid distanced the patient
from their faith? Have you been distanced from your faith for any reason?
Luke proceeds to tell us his method vs three.
Then He gives his reason: he wants us to have confidence. These are times of uncertainty on so
many fronts. Do you have confidence in the faith you have?