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LUKE-ACTS, PART 1
introduction to Luke-Acts, part 1
The story you’re about to read was written by a doctor named Luke.
Luke wanted his friend Theophilus to know about Jesus, so he wrote a
book. Two books, actually: the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts.
In the first book, God keeps a promise he made to the people of
Israel (who were called Jews) by sending Jesus, their long-awaited
But Jesus also invites non-Jewish people called Gentiles to follow him,
because Jesus loves everyone. This was very good news, especially for
Theophilus, who might have been a Gentile himself.
Luke worked hard to make sure he got his facts right. He wanted
Theophilus to know he could bet his life on this story. So Luke used
many reliable sources. Can you guess what some of them might’ve
Well, there were letters and speeches; songs and travel journals;
notes from when people went to court; testimonies from eyewitnesses
who knew Jesus; and more.
As you read, remember: this is not just any story. This is the true
story of Jesus.
Many people have attempted to w
rite about the t hings that have
taken place among us. Reports of t hese things were handed down
to us. There were people who saw these t hings for themselves
from the beginning. They saw them and then passed the word on.
With this in mind, I myself have carefully looked into everything
from the beginning. So I also decided to write down an orderly