I love Luke’s Gospel…the Gospel of the fully evolved Man…sophisticated…elegant…educated…intelligent. Luke is a physician with an excellent bedside manner, who writes a thoughtful and lovingly detailed letter to the young Greek, Theophilus, about the amazing God-Man. But in reality, it is written to all the Greeks, who would, in theory, appreciate the culture and refinement of its author, and the miracles and philosophy of its Main Character. Luke gives the most attention to the Nativity, because it is the most biographical of the four Gospels…it was also originally combined with the Book of Acts. It brings the Synoptic Gospels full circle, showing us the complete spectrum of all that was and is the Son of Man. Luke…the Gospel that cares!
Acts In The Now I, Verses 1 - 3
1. As you know, Theophilus, in the first installment of this book I wrote to you about all that Jesus began to do and teach while He was manifested in this physical dimension,
2. right up until the very day that He was received back into the heavenly realm, having given specific instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had personally chosen.
3. After His intense suffering and very public death, He presented Himself to them in a resurrected state, in various settings, over a period of forty days. In these meetings…this series of convincing demonstrations and irrefutable proofs of His post-resurrection reality…He spoke to them of one thing, and one thing only. His focus during these encounters was entirely on revealing to them the inner workings and new order of the Kingdom of God.