Session Notes

What We Will Learn Today

  1. The Unique Approach of Luke
  2. The Significance his Geneology Account
  3. The Importance of John the Baptist
  4. Why Was Jesus Baptized?

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The Birth Narrative

  • Luke’s reason for writing his account to Theophilus

  • The significance of the geneology (Luke’s emphasis compared to Matthew’s, Davidic line, Unsavory characters like Judah)

  • The Virgin Birth (prophecies, location of birth, theological significance of being born of a virgin)

John the Baptist and Jesus’ Entrance into Ministry

  • Why a forerunner?

  • Why a Baptism?

  • The Wilderness Temptation