Luke wrote his gospel for one particular purpose. He himself says he wrote it to Theophilus “…so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.” (Luke 1:4). Luke sets out to write an ordered and accurate account of Jesus’ life and ministry, and in doing so gives a great amount of detail not found in the other Gospels. Luke has the largest number of parables and he has a particular focus on the poor and the sick.
There are many, many things we can learn from the book of Luke, but most importantly Luke forces us to answer the question: “Who do you say Jesus is?”. Jesus himself asks this very question in Luke 9. How you answer this question will define how you live the rest of your life. So as we explore the book of Luke together, let’s keep that question foremost in our minds. Who do you say Jesus is?