Luke - NIV
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What should Christians do about the poor? Are Christians saved by being good disciples, or is salvation an absolutely free gift? When can Christians expect Jesus to return? Does prayer really change God's plans? How can we be sure of the historical facts of the story of Jesus? Although they could be topics from last night's Bible study, these questions were of great importance to Luke and his first readers. In other words, Luke's questions are our question.
Luke and his first readers were very much like us. They were not among the first generation of believers. Yet these readers of the Gospel of Luke were educated people, having been raised of the best human thinking. Being bright and inquisitive, yet knowing the basics about Jesus and his followers, they had many questions. And Luke gave them answers.
The single goal of the present commentary is to place modern readers into the shoes of the first readers of Luke's Gospel. The assumption behind this commentary is that we can only know what Luke means if we know what Luke meant. We are especially fortunate in this regard to be examining the Gospel of Luke, since Luke, more than any other Gospel writer, tells us what the message of Jesus meant in a later day. To give his readers this information, Luke provides a sequel - the book of Acts. The present commentary therefore looks at the Gospel of Luke from the perspective of Acts, the best commentary on Luke's Gospel, and with a view toward the modern church.
Luke has 394 pages.
About the Author:
Mark C. Black, PhD, is Associate Professor of Bible at David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is also Associate Minister at the Donelson Church of Christ. Before coming to Lipscomb he was the preacher for the Okolona Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark received the BA from Freed-Hardeman University, the MA and MDiv from Harding Graduate School of Religion, the ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, and the PhD from Emory University. Mark and his wife Margo have three daughters: Sara, Jessica and Allison.
About the Editors:
Anthony L. Ash, PhD, is professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University and minister at Minter Lane Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Ash holds the BS from Florida State University, the MA from Abilene Christian University, and the PhD from University of Southern California. He has authored nine books including commentaries on Luke, Acts (Chapter 1-12), Psalms (with Clyde Miller), and Jeremiah & Lamentations. He has spoken at over 400 meetings and extended lectureships and has also spoken on over 45 college and university campuses.
Jack Cottrell, PhD, was professor of Theology at Cincinnati Christian Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio for many years. Dr. Cottrell holds the AB from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, the AB. from University of Cincinnati, the MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and the PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored nine books including God Most High: What the Bible Says About God the Creator, Ruler and Redeemer, Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study, and Baptism: A Biblical Study.
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