Day #12

Luke was a Gentile doctor. He was a traveling companion and possibly a convert of the Apostle Paul.
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Luke was a Gentile doctor. He was a traveling companion and possibly a convert of the Apostle Paul (Colossians 4:14; Acts 20:6). He wrote the Gospel of Luke as well as Acts. His letters are both addressed to a man named Theophilus but are clearly intended for a general audience.


Luke's chapters are longer than those in the other gospels, so let's read only the first three chapters of Luke for today.


Luke 2 contains the only biblical record of Jesus as a young boy. It describes his parents losing track of him briefly. They finally find Him at the temple in Jerusalem. "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?" (Luke 2:49). Jesus was regularly in His Father's house. In the same way, you also need to be in your Father's house, with your Christian family. Every time the church meets together you should be there. If work or school is preventing you from making it to church, talk to your employer / counselor / teacher / coach about changing your schedule so you can attend services. Most people will work with you once they see church is important in your life. If you are not making it to church consistently make a change right now. You need the strength of fellowshipping with your church family. In your notes, write out a plan for what you can do today to make sure you are at church next Sunday and/or midweek Bible class.

Turn back in your notes to Day Four and read the prayer you wrote. Has God answered your prayer yet? God answers prayers in different ways. Sometimes He wants to wait before He gives you what you ask. Sometimes He does not give it to you at all. His answer is "No." He has that right. He is God, you know. Sometimes His answer is "Yes." Take a moment to thank God for answering your prayer, even if the answer was "No."