Luke 1

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Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.

– Luke 1:1-4

I love the highly technical and orderly intro to the Gospel of Luke. Luke is just so greco-roman in his approach, which is why I think this (and the Book of Acts) appeals so much to my western oriented mindset.

The Gospel of Luke is the most detailed of the 4 Gospels. Though it has much in common with the Gospel’s of Matthew and Mark, Luke expands further into the life and ministry of Jesus. About half of this Gospel’s account is exclusive to Luke, especially the final mission of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem; a section sometimes referred to as the “travelogue.”

Luke, the only Gentile author of the New Testament, reveals Jesus as the Savior of the whole world… which is exactly what the world needs, even 2,000 years after this work was penned.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim

Mark 16

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And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

– Mark 16:15

The commission recorded here in the Gospel according to Mark couldn’t be any more clear. Followers of Jesus are to go into the world and preach the good news to any and everyone. That’s our task as disciples of Christ, and it is far from done.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Bible.com

Download the YouVersion Bible App

Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim

Mark 15

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“save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

– Mark 15:30

Only in hindsight do we realize that if Jesus had come down from the cross to save Himself, he would have been unable to save us.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Bible.com

Download the YouVersion Bible App

Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim