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 seven of this series, Alistair Begg zooms in on the pattern for prayer provided in Luke 11. Martin Luther referred to this prayer as “the greatest martyr on earth” because it is so often used without thought, feeling, reverence, or faith. When we study its words, though, we realize that it models profound principles for what, how, and why to pray and that prayer shouldn’t be supplemental; it should be fundamental.