The Amazing Book of Acts – Route 66 Part 5

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Author: Luke

When; Sometime before AD 67, probably before the burning of Rome in AD 64

Why: Sequel to Gospel of Luke, describing beginning and early spread of Christianity with emphasis on ministry of Apostle Paul.

Researched thoroughly. First hand report of Paul’s final journey to Rome. Historical accuracies, example: Politarchs.

What I like: Sermons, Conversions, Opposition (Jewish Religious leaders (some help from corrupt politicians) , the dark world, legalists, pagan religions, but not Rome)

Episode 17 – The Gospel of Luke

 

God’s Route 66 Part 3

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Author: Luke – Physician, Companion of Apostle Paul, Gentile, Historian, Author of Acts

Date Written – Mid 50s – A.D. 66

Recipient – ‘Theophilus’ Probably a real individual as the name is not uncommon in the first century, but possibly a pseudonym for ‘Christian’ as the name literally means, friend or lover of God.

Focus – To establish the universality of the Gospel by identifying Jesus as ‘The Son of Man’. Since Luke is a Gentile and ‘Theophilus’ is a Gentile name, it is safe to assume that the earliest appeal was for a Gentile Audience.

Key Passages – 1:1-4, Chapter 2, 3:16, 4:18-21, 10:1-9, 10:25-37