Thursday, January 23, 2020

Saint Luke Essay -- essays research papers

Luke was a doctor by trade, and an evangelist by fate. Contained within this gospel we see how much care to detail was taken in transcribing this gospel. A good deal research and energy were put into the minute details of this gospel. This can be attributed to the fact that he was a physician. His attention to detail was so great that his gospel contains Luke’s gospel contains 14 of the 20 miracles the gospels contain, moreover they contain all the parables in the gospels. Luke’s gospel was aimed at to Theophilus and Gentiles. Luke’s sources in writing this gospel were eyewitnesses to the life of Christ. It cannot be anymore apparent then is the first four versus in Luke â€Å"1 Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, 3 I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.† When many people think of the story of the birth of Christ, many of us link passages contained in two of the gospels to create one large story. Many of us, by habit, blend the stories contained in Luke, and Matthew together. The book of Luke contains more information on the infancy narratives then the others. The infancy narratives in Luke are possibly one of the greatest gospels because it contains. The foretelling of John, his birth, and youth, the canticles of Mary and Elizabeth, the nativity of Christ, the visits from the shepherds, circumcision, facts of Christ’s childhood are all contained in the infancy narratives. Additionally this account encloses 4 major hymns. What is interesting to note is that the birth of John resembles the birth of Isaac in that Abraham and Sarah were older. Elizabeth, John’s mother is barren in her old age, after countless prayers from her, and her husband Zechariahs she finally becomes pregnant through the power of God. They know that this birth is a gift to them because the Angel Gabriel announced the birth to Zechariahs while he was praying in the altar. They know that John will be the forerunner and prepare the way for Christ. Six months afterward, Archangel Gabriel announces to St. Mary that she will conceive and bare a Son... ...dy of Jesus. By claiming the body it shows that Joseph supported Jesus. Joseph and the women Jesus served in Galilee wrap Jesus' in a linen and place him in Josephs tomb and a stone is rolled shut sealing the tomb note that Jesus wasn’t anointed because there was no time because of the Sabbath. Very early Sunday morning, the women went to anoint Jesus only to find the stone had been rolled away, they worried and an Angel said to them â€Å"Why do you seek the living one among the dead?6 He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.† 24:5-7 There is not that much text describing Jesus meeting the disciples meeting the Lord. This possibly can be attributed to the fact that Luke wrote the â€Å"Acts of the Apostles† which contains a good deal of information on the 40 days of the Lord after resurrection. Although little is known historically about Jesus’ birth, thanks to the work of Luke and the attention to detail we know more. The historical information about the crucifixion of Christ reaffirms the accuracy of the gospel according to Luke.

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