“An Orderly Account”
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“An Orderly Account”

Luke 1:1–4  (ID: 3445)

At the start of most nonfiction books, an introduction chapter explains why the author wrote the book, what they hope the reader will gain, and what to expect in the pages that follow. The Gospel of Luke begins very similarly. Alistair Begg unpacks the first four verses of Luke 1, which focuses on the letter’s purpose, highlighting that Luke wrote so that Theophilus would come to an assured and certain faith in Jesus as Messiah and Lord.

Dedication to Theophilus

1Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.