The Gospel of Luke: Christ, the Son of Man
21st Century Biblical Commentary Series
by Mal Couch & Ed Hindson
Do you wonder at times what life is all about? Do you wonder how the events described in the Gospels relate to God’s eternal plan for you? Theophilus wondered that too, or so it seems. He had heard all the rumors and stories about Christ. He probably wondered what things were true, and if God was the one bringing them to pass. Was Jesus the Messiah, promised for hundreds and thousands of years, and what did that mean to him personally?
Luke wrote the Gospel that bears his name as well as the book of Acts to provide answers to these questions. He sought out eyewitnesses and collected documents, gathering whatever information was available. Then, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he told the story of the Son of Man. Luke shows that not only is Christ the promised Messiah, but also that He is the Savior of the whole world. Throughout his Gospel, he declares to us all—God really came in the flesh to save mankind!
From prophecies of the Old Testament and details of the life of Christ, Luke lays out the eternal plan of Almighty God. The trials of Christ, His compassion for His friends, the triumphs and failures of Hs followers, the miracles, the critics, the Lord’s grief in Gethsemane, the events of the Cross and the discussions on the road to Emmaus . . . each one has a place. They are all part of God’s perfect plan.
So, what is God’s purpose for you? Simple. He wants you to reach the pinnacle of human life and existence. It is for you to love, worship and enjoy God, and then to share Him with others. Like the weavings of a beautiful rug, God is working out His plan for mankind. All the threads together create an image of the fullness of God, as seen in the person of His dear Son.
Couch’s commentary on the Gospel of Luke will help you recognize God’s love and care for you in a new, exciting way. How aware are you of the way He is weaving the events of your life into His eternal plan? Look into Luke’s Gospel and increase your awareness of the marvelous things God did just for you.
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This volume on Luke’s Gospel is one of sixteen volumes that make up The Twenty First Century Biblical Commentary Series.