Luke presents Jesus as the Messiah and Lord whose life, death and resurrection make salvation available to all people everywhere.
The Gospel of Luke presents Jesus as the Messiah and Lord whose life, death and resurrection make salvation available to all people everywhere. According to the NIV Study Bible, Luke’s writing is characterized by literary excellence, historical detail and warm, sensitive understanding of Jesus and those around him. Luke’s themes include: recognition of Gentiles as well as Jews in God’s plan; emphasis on prayer, especially Jesus’ praying before important occasions; joy at the announcement of the gospel or “good news”; special concern for the role of women; special interest in the poor and in issues of social justice; concern for sinners; stress on the family circle; emphasis on the Holy Spirit; inclusion of more parables than any other Gospel; and emphasis on praising God.
Luke, a Gentile physician and missionary companion of Paul.
Early church period after Christ’s resurrection; between the AD 60s and the 80s.
Addressed to Theophilus, but intended for all believers in Jesus.