As the Gospel of Luke begins, its author declares his intent to compile “an orderly account” of the person of Jesus 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 crucifixion, 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 eleven of this series, Alistair Begg walks us through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Luke’s account focuses not on the sensational details of Jesus’ suffering but on what He accomplished at the cross. We see figures like Herod, the Roman centurion, Joseph of Arimathea, and the women at the tomb face an important decision: Will they go on as they always have, or will they be changed by the redemptive work and certain resurrection of Christ?