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Introduction Luke was not a Jew but a gentile He was a physician who loved people The nature of Lukes Gospel is indicated by the role of those from whom he got his materials They were ministers of the word The book was written for a man named Theophilus who was part of the Roman Government Lukes words touched Theophilus drawing him closer to Jesus and who he was The depths of Lukes Gospel are to be plumbed by the response of faith This Gospel was written with a point of view in mind symbolized by the calf which to Luke meant that Jesus was sacrificed for he world to be save from heir sins Luke emphasized that Jesus not only wanted the Jews to know the word but also the gentiles because he wants everyone to know about salvation and his love for us Luke was loved by everyone and was thought to be a skilled painter Luke also wrote the Book of Acts which is said to be the sequel to the Gospel Buttrick et al says the book of Luke explains what Jesus dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach until the day when he was taken up to heaven Lukes Gospel is one of the easiest and clearest to read It is written in the literary form of secular Greek historians and has a quality of language that reveals author to have been a man of learning Luke was setting out to preach the Christian message in a form that would capture the attention of the intelligent gentile mind of the first century Body Of Presentation Authorship The Gospel according to Luke carries no direct statement about who wrote it However there are many indications that it was written by the one whose name bears Luke the doctor companion of Paul Luke accompanied Paul on his journey to spread the word after
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