Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Pray for God to show you something to use from the passage
Read the Passage
Who is in the passage?
What action verbs do you see?
What other words stick out in your mind
Why is Luke writing the book?
What sources did Luke draw on to write this account of Jesus? Why is that important for us?
What has been fulfilled?
Why can you trust what Luke writes?
Many how many people wrote Jesus story. Many more than what we have, how many accounts did Luke follow as he wrote the story? Who were the eyewitnesses he talked to?
among us these writers of jesus story still around they were eyewitnesses
handed down see 1 john 1:3 Written to be passed on
servants of the word these eyewitnesses became servants of the word. it changed them If not true then they would not have become servants
carefully investigated Luke makes emphasis that his story is reliable and follows the events of Jesus' life
Theophilus we do not know much about him. May have been an official in the Roman government
certainty Why Luke go to the trouble? so we could know the truth for our faith to be sure