Purpose of Luke's gospel

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  • Purpose of Luke's Gospel
    • 2 main purposes are
      • To present good news of jesus and explain his life and significance, used the gospel for this based on writing of Mark.
      • The truth of what Jesus had done as a religious leader." What had been accomplished" God kept promise of a messiah, shows mercy to jew and gentile.
        • Truth = " orderly account " also says in prologue that existence of his missions come from eyewitnesses of those who had first been with Jesus.
          • He learned it from " Having followed all things closely for some time past. "
            • for Theophilus so he may know the truth about Jesus and the " Things, which had been accomplished."
              • significance of Jesus' message to all of mankind.
                • doesnt use the word or term good news or gospel in opening preface.
            • THEO's a gentile, therefore book written in a manner for gentiles to understand.
              • Aims to make make everything clear to theo and show the deeper meaning of everything that has happened.
                • " THINGS, which have been accomplished among us."
                  • Luke was something of a historian according to this line.
                  • Investigated eyewitnesses although not an eyewitness himself.
              • Theophilius means " LOVER OF GOD"
        • Luke tried to explain christianity to all gentiles through his gospel.
          • Does not disfocus gentiles, for example shows jesus not as an Anti-roman person in the passion narrative, also giving pilate a bit of soul unlike Josephus with the bloody pilate characterisation
            • 3 times refusing jesus as guilty, sees no guilt within him.
              • Finds Jesus innocent
                • Non-political messiah just a religious messiah.
            • Jesus fufills old testament, presents him as a Lord/ Saviour messiah, not a political king of all.
              • ELizabeth hails mary as " Mother of my LORD"
                • Zechariah to John " Will go before the Lord"
                  • Angels to sheperds " to you is born this day... a saviour who is CHRIST OUR LORD"
                    • Fulfilment of the prophet Isaiah, Spirit of the lord choosing a servant.
                      • " To proclaim the acceptable years of the Lord " LK 4:18
                      • Luke shows Jesus as a merciful lord, the saviour and the Universal saviour.
                        • Universal to jews,gentiles, women, romans, officials and leapers.
                • Angels to sheperds " to you is born this day... a saviour who is CHRIST OUR LORD"
                  • Fulfilment of the prophet Isaiah, Spirit of the lord choosing a servant.
                    • " To proclaim the acceptable years of the Lord " LK 4:18
                    • Luke shows Jesus as a merciful lord, the saviour and the Universal saviour.
                      • Universal to jews,gentiles, women, romans, officials and leapers.
          • To present good news of jesus and explain his life and significance, used the gospel for this based on writing of Mark.

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