Tradition tells us that the third Gospel, Luke, was written by a physician. This seems likely when we pay attention to how carefully he tells the story of Jesus. He has done his research well, and he provides lots of interesting little details that the other Gospels don’t mention. His goal was to provide a well-documented account of the life of Jesus Christ.
Tradition tells us that the third Gospel, Luke, was written by a physician.
Luke shows Jesus—fully God and fully human—moving among the people in compassion to free them from the myriad of things oppressing them. The disregarded, the outcast, the forgotten and the marginalized all got to see and experience the love of Christ—even if Jesus had to confront the Jewish leaders to do it. Luke reveals that God is no respecter of persons; He opened His heart to the needy through the kingdom ministry of His Son. The Son of Man who heals the sick, raises the dead and calls the prodigal back is also the transcendent God who calls all people to Himself in salvation.
In Luke’s Gospel, God is not an abstract deity. He can be touched and known.
Luke also demonstrates through the genealogy and birth of Jesus that He has the right to claim the title of Son of David, the Messiah and King. Throughout the book, Jesus opens people’s minds and hearts to who He is—just as He did on the road to Emmaus after His resurrection. In Luke’s Gospel, God is not an abstract deity. He can be touched and known.
As a master storyteller, Luke helps us understand that this story can change us forever.
Here’s a short video that highlights five key themes in the book of Luke. May you be blessed by it!
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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