My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Nov 20th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.
Luke 1:1-4 – An Intro
- Why did Luke write the letter?
- What does this Gospel letter teach us?
- Jesus is the Son of Man
- Jesus in His humanity
- The historical certainty of the life of Jesus
- The emphasis of Jesus’ ancestry, birth and early life before moving through His earthly ministry.
- Luke was a gentile and Paul referred to him as the beloved physician (Col. 4:10-14)
- Luke was not an eyewitness to the life of Christ but was a co-laborer with Paul. (2 Tim. 4:11)
- We/Us passages – Acts 16:1-17; Acts 20:5-21:18; Acts 27:1-28:18
- Wrote Luke and Acts around A.D. 60 as a two-volume work to Theophilus.
- Key Themes
- Salvation (Luke 1:69, Luke 1:77, Luke 2:30, Luke 19:9-10)Salvation for all people – Gentiles. Outcasts. Women.Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22, Luke 12:12)Discipleship (Luke 6:40, Luke 9:23-27, Luke 14:25-33,
- Prayer (The emphasis on Jesus and prayer)
Luke is laying the foundation and credibility of his letter to Theophilus and the world. We get a picture of the impact Jesus Christ had on those first believers and the early church.
They followed Christ closely
- They personally knew Christ
- The things accomplished
- From the beginning
- Ministers of the Word
- Servants of the word
They wrote the words of Christ carefully
- It was very important for them to get it right.
- It was real… the truth
- Narrative of the things
- Followed closely
- Written and orderly account
- Did research
- Spoke with people
They understood the life of Christ should be lived with certainty
- You may have certainty
- To know fully, to come to know, to gain or receive full knowledge of, become fully acquainted with.
- He had heard, but Luke wants HIM TO KNOW
- KNOW CHRIST
- KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE FOR CHRIST
- Not wavering
- The assurance to keep going
- Trust in His Lordship (Great Shepherd – Psalm 23:1-6)
- His care for us
- His provision for us
- His leadership for us