Luke is the story of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It tells of his origin, life, teachings, ministry and miracles. It tells of his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Consequently, Luke may be the most informative book in the Bible.
The Luke Series is a set of narrations based on the Bible’s book of Luke. Luke said that in writing his book that he investigated everything before writing
Luke. His investigation included examining written materials and talking to eyewitnesses. This series is meant to imitate some of the stories Luke might have heard, as well as explore their meaning and importance. This series is true to the Bible, but fills in story lines based on history, geography, and imagination. Think of this series as being similar to a movie based on the book of Luke.
This series presumes that the author of Luke is Luke, a doctor who was a good friend and companion of Paul. That presumption sets the stage for Luke being able to correctly assess the veracity of the birth accounts of both John the Baptist and Jesus, and to understand their importance, both physically and spiritually. Don’t you imagine Luke, a doctor, was hesitant to write about miracles? But he believed in them to the point that he started his book with two miracle stories that could only be considered unlikely, if not outlandish.
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In the Old Testament, Satan is only discussed by name these three times: the testing of Job, the counting of David’s fighting men, and the matter of Joshua the high priest. In the New Testament, Satan is referred to by name quite often. It appears that much of the insight about spiritual beings happened in the period between the Old Testament and New Testament, and through Jesus himself.
The ministry of Jesus starts when he is tempted by Satan in the wilderness. There are few places on Earth as desolate as the wilderness just a few miles east of Jerusalem. It is a light beige, desert-dry landscape of rocks, canyons and mountains, and when you stand in the midst of it, you feel as if you are a million miles away from the nearest human being or body of water. It is no wonder Satan chose to spiritually attack Jesus in the wilderness after he had fasted for forty days.
Throughout the New Testament, Satan is portrayed as a living personality who relentlessly attacks humans physically and spiritually. Modern society has effectively destroyed fear of Satan by portraying him as a comic character or rendering him harmless, if not non-existent. In contrast, the New Testament writers consistently warned of Satan’s power to destroy.
Luke – Troy Powell
Theophilus – Michael Page
Mary – Chana Keefer
John the Baptist – Sam Austin
Satan – Christian Heep
James – Andy Axewell
Matthew – James Hansen Prince
Right Hand Man – Ben Hall
Centurion – Werner Richmond
Mary Magdalene – Trisha Zarate
James the Apostle – Lynn Andrews
John the Apostle – John Ferguson
Pharisee – M. Serrano
Martha – Monica Peña
Crippled Woman – Patty Pell
Gardener – Adam Cope
Judas Iscariot – Grey Acuña
Lazarus (The Beggar) – Jeff Swearingen
Tenth Leper – Eduardo Vildasol
Young Ruler – Matthew Allen Holmes
Zacchaeus – Chad Cline
Andrew – Oscar Seung
Peter – Francis Fuselier
Pilate – Matthew Roy