As the Gospel of Luke begins, its author declares his intent to compile “an orderly account” of Jesus’ life and ministry so that anyone who reads it “may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” When we open its pages, this is exactly what we find. Tracing Jesus’ life from His nativity and ministry to His death, resurrection, and ascension, Luke presents us with a portrait of a perfect, divine Savior in whom we can believe fully and securely.
In volume six of this series, Alistair Begg examines Jesus’ teachings before and after He sent out a group of seventy-two disciples on their first mission to proclaim the good news. As they prepared for departure, Jesus instructed His followers in the methods they were to use to spread their important message. When they returned, He then rejoiced in the Spirit and taught important lessons on loving one’s neighbor and the heart of true Christian service.