Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught (Luke 1:1-4, NLT)
The Gospel of Luke is like taking an “up close and personal” tour, as we learn:
- who Jesus the Christ truly is.
- the teachings and miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- He is worthy of all our praise.
Through studying the Bible, we can have absolute certainty about the faith we cling to.
“Luke’s purpose in writing is so that Theophilus might know the certainty of what he has been taught. Written Scripture gives believers more certainty than the memory of an oral proclamation can give (ESV Study Bible, on 1:4).”
The Importance. . .
The reading and studying the Bible is of great importance. If we want to establish and build our faith in our Risen Lord, then, we need to spend time in the Word of God (the Bible).
We need to take seriously the precious time we can spend studying the Bible and drawing near to our great God!
For the remainder of the year, I am taking a leap of faith. Indoor Outreach will engage in a daily Facebook study, where we will slowly take our walking tour through the Gospel according to Luke.
Friends, we can have certainty in our faith and walk with our heads held high. Let’s commit to this journey in studying the Bible – together!
As I sit and reflect on the importance of reading and studying the Bible to establish and build up my own trust and dependence upon our Risen Lord Jesus, I know this is the right decision.
Our study is lengthy, but only for the weekdays.
Because we all worry about falling behind: My goal is to start wherever I am. I might miss several days and be reminded of it, but I don’t want it to become a hindrance to making the Bible a priority. I want to keep going, because that’s where the faith and growth is.
Each Facebook post will be scheduled, so we don’t have to worry about something coming up or my forgetting to post (which reminds me I forgot about posting the weekly reading plan for my Psalms group..).
I’m simply joining you in this journey, so scheduling posts helps with that mindset.
Friends, let’s establish and build our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
God has much waiting for us, as we enter this season of slowly walking through the book of Luke. I hope to see you join us. Our Facebook study officially begins this Monday!
Let’s enjoy this opportunity to engage in this community Bible study. The ultimate goal is to make Jesus Christ our priority, and to enjoy Him through the Bible!