WHAT IS GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE?
DO YOU WONDER at times what life is all about? Do you wonder how the events described in the Gospels relate to God's eternal plan for you? Theophilus wondered that too, it seems. He had heard all the rumors and stories about Christ. He probably wondered what things were true, and if God was the one bringing them to pass. Was Jesus the Messiah promised for hundreds and thousands of years, and what did that mean to Him personally?
Luke wrote his Gospel and Acts to give answers to these questions. He sought out eyewitness and collected documents, gathering whatever information was available. Then, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he told the story of the Son of Man. Like shows that Christ is not only the promised Messiah, but also that He is the Savior of the whole world. Throughout his Gospel, Luke declares to us all, God really came in the flesh to save mankind! From prophecies f the Old Testament and the details of the life of Christ, Luke lays out the eternal plan of Almighty God. The trials of Christ, His compassion for His friends, the triumphs and failures of His followers, the miracles, the critics, the Lord's grief in Gethsemane, the events of the cross, and the discussions on the road to Emmaus...each one has a place. They are all part of God's perfect plan.
So, what is God's purpose for you? it's for you to reach the pinnacle of human life and existence. it's for you to love, worship, and enjoy God, and then to share Him with others. Like the weaving of a beautiful rug. God is working out his plan for mankind. All the threads together create an image of the fulness of God, as see in the person of His dear Son.
Couch's commentary on the gospel of Luke will help you recognize God's love and care for you in a new and exciting way. How aware are you of the way He is weaving the events of your life into His eternal plan? Look into this gospel of Luke and increase your awareness of the marvelous things God did just for you.
About the Author
MAL COUCH is founder and former president of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute in Ft.Worth,Texas. Dr Couch previously taught at Philadelphia College of the Bible, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Theological Seminary. He made twenty-three trips to Israel and the Middle East with tours, research trips, and for the purpose of producing documentary films, about that region of the world. His works include: The Hope of Christ's return; A Premillennial Commentary on a 1 and 2 Thessalonians, A Bible Handbook to revelation, and the award wining Dictionary of Premillennial Theology. At present, Dr. Couch works with Scofield Ministries and serves as a local pastor in Clifton, Texas.
Table of Contents
Background of Luke 1
I. Purpose for Writing
1. Greetings to Theophilus 11
II Revelation of the Son of God
2. Announcements of the Coming of John the Baptist 17
3. Announcements of the Birth of the Son of Man 23
4. Birth of John The Baptist 33
5. Birth of the Son of Man 39
6. Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 47
7. Early Years of Jesus 53
8. Baptism and Beginning Ministry of the Son of Man 57
9. Genealogy of the Son of Man 65
10.Temptations of the Son of Man 71
III Early Ministry and Miracles of the Son of Man
11.Teaching in the Synagogues 79
12.Healing Miracles of the Son of Man 83
Luke 4:31- 6:11
13.Call of the Disciples and the Great Sermon by the Lake 97
14.Continuation of Miracles and Healings 107
Luke 7:1 - 9:50
IV Beginning of the Rejection of the Son of Man
15.Samaritans Reject the Son of Man 129
16.Sending Forth of the Seventy Disciples 133
17.The Lawyer's Question 137
18.Teaching on Prayer 143
19.Growing Rejection by the Jews 147
20.Great teaching Ministry of the Son of Man 155
Luke 12:1 19:27
V Final Days of the Ministry of the Son of Man
21.Authority of the Son of Man Revealed 187
Luke 19:28 21:4
22.Final Discourse about Coming Judgment 197
23.Final Hours with the Disciples 205
24.Arrest and trials of the Son of Man 213
Luke 22:47 - 23:25
25.Crucifixion and Burial of the Son of Man 221
VI Resurrection and Ascension of the Son of Man
26.Triumph over death by the Son of Man 229
27.Appearances to the Disciples and the Ascension of the Son of Man 233