New Sermon Series
The Jesus Story in Luke's Gospel - between now and Easter in the morning services we will be looking at Luke's gospel. Luke was an educated and cultured man and the first real historian to write about Jesus. Luke was likely to have been a doctor and wrote about 25% of the New Testament in Luke and Acts. Luke himself wasn't an eye witness to Jesus but he was probably a companion to Paul, talked to various people involved with Jesus, read some earlier writings and then wrote quite a full version of the Jesus story.
Luke underlines the responsibility and danger of wealth and the need for generosity and stresses that Jesus came first of all to bring the Good News to the marginalised and poor. One thing that Luke does stress is that we are sinners, in need of repentance on our part and forgiveness on God's - 'God have mercy on me a sinner' (a Tax Collector - Luke 18) : 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing' (Jesus - Luke 23).
The gospel of Luke is for everyone - why not read it through a couple of times over these next few months by reading a chapter a day?