Luke (NLT Life Application Study Bible)(Paperback)Compilation
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Size165 x 234 mm
Number of Pages160 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
LukeEVERY birth is a miracle, and every child is a
gift from God. But nearly 20 centuries ago, the
miracle of miracles occurred. A baby was born,
but he was the Son of God. The Gospels tell
of this birth, but Dr. Luke, as though he were
the attending physician, provides most of the
details surrounding this awesome occasion.
With a divine Father and a human mother,
Jesus entered history—God in the flesh.
Luke affirms Jesus’ divinity, but the real emphasis
of his book is on Jesus’ humanity—Jesus, the Son of God, is also
the Son of Man. As a doctor, Luke was a man of science, and as a Greek,
he was a man of detail. It is not surprising, then, that he begins by outlining
his extensive research and explaining that he is reporting the facts (1:1–4).
Luke also was a close friend and traveling companion of Paul, so he could
interview the other disciples, had access to other historical accounts, and
was an eyewitness to the birth and growth of the early church. His Gospel
and book of Acts are reliable, historical documents.
Luke’s story begins with angels appearing to Zechariah and then to
Mary, telling them of the upcoming births of their sons. From Zechariah
and Elizabeth would come John the Baptist, who would prepare the way
for Christ. And Mary would conceive a child by the Holy Spirit and bear
Jesus, the Son of God. Soon after John’s birth, Caesar Augustus declared
a census, and so Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, the
town of David, their ancient ancestor. There the child was born. Angels
announced the joyous event to shepherds, who rushed to the manger.
When the shepherds left, they went praising God and spreading the
news. Eight days later, Jesus was circumcised and then dedicated to God
in the Temple, where Simeon and Anna confirmed Jesus’ identity as the
Savior, their Messiah.