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Monday, August 22, 2005

Beginning a new study - Luke / Lesson 1

It seems far too long since my summer bible study ended and although it's not fall yet - I'm starting a new one...


Nearly 2000 years ago a doctor named Luke wrote a letter to his friend.
Luke and Theophilus shared two loves. A love for Christ and a love for facts. So Luke begins to sort and report the facts to his friend. He wanted his friend to know the truth.

Luke 1:5-25

The story of a priest named Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth who did everything the Lord commanded and were without children and both of them very old.

The angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and told him that they would have a son, John.

Elizabeth concieved and said 'Look what the Lord has done for me...'

We all have hopes and dreams just as these two did. When God surprises us with an unexpected gift sometimes we have a hard time believing it's really true. It takes great faith to believe what we can't explain.

Sometimes we think we aren't good enough to have God fulfill our deepest desires. We should have hope and trust in God's perfect timing and rejoice in His goodness.

Psalm 42:5
Why am I so sad?
Why am I so upset?
I should put my hope in God
and keep praising him,
my Savior and my God.

I own lots of different Bibles and I love studying them all.
For this study I'm using the Life Lessons from the Inspired Word of God

The Inspirational Bible
the New Century Version

general editor Max Lucado

'On Ya' - ma

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