Christmas is more than a story; it’s a certainty.
Who is Luke?
He is a gentile physician who worked and traveled with the Apostle Paul (Col 4).
What is a gospel?
A Gospel literally means good news. It is basically an announcement; before the word was co-opted by the early church it was primarily used for imperial announcements, e.g. “good news Caesar is your new King.
There are many stories of Jesus.
Luke’s gospel is about “fulfillment” (cf Luke 24:44-48).
Luke’s gospel is based on eyewitness testimony.
Luke’s gospel is the fruit of serious and sustained study.
Luke’s gospel is presented in an orderly fashion.
Luke’s gospel is written for Theophius (a friend of God).
Luke offers us certainty about what we’ve been taught.