Have you ever felt uncertain about whether the Christian faith really is true? Whether what you’ve heard about Christ can really be trusted? If so, you’ve got something in common with most Christians: and with a first-century man called Theophilus.
We welcome you to come and join us at Emmaus Road Reformed Church this Sunday as we begin a new sermon series on the book of Luke. Luke wrote a gospel that would help people to be more certain of their salvation in Christ (Luke 1:4). This is a historically accurate, carefully researched, well-organized gospel. It is a documentary before our eyes from eyewitnesses. Luke’s purpose is to write an historical account to provide a solid basis for the Christian faith.
To put it in 21st-century language, Luke was a historian. This is what historians do. They listen to the eye-witnesses, carefully investigate, interview, and check things out: and then write down what actually happened in an orderly, easily understandable way, so that people can know with “certainty” (v 4) what really happened.
Come and join us as we dig into the richness of the gospel of Luke. Come and be comforted with the gospel promise that Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost (Luke 19:10). Come and rejoice that Jesus is the Savior who has come on a search and rescue mission to save a people for himself from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation (Revelation 5:9).
Excerpts have been quoted above from Carl Laferton and Philip Ryken.