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A.1 for Good News of God!

LUKE "talks."

Prompts and commentary as you read right through the Gospel of Luke.

"Good News Compage" L.1,
based on

Luke's Gospel, chapter 1, verses 1-25.

(PLEASE READ THESE VERSES IN THE BIBLE, and the following comments.)


Bringing to you God's wonderful message as found in the Holy Bible.


Enjoy "His Story"!

Some people do not show much interest in history, but even they should want to know more of the story of Jesus - anything to do with His story is really worth knowing.

One of the important writers of His story is Luke who first of all "carefully investigated everything from the beginning." 1*. I think you will enjoy "His Story" as we go through this series from Luke's Gospel and you discover how very important the story of Jesus is for today!

"In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah." His wife Elizabeth was barren - they had no children. 2*.

Zechariah was gripped with fear one day when an angel appeared to him. "But the angel said to him; `Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, .. he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. "Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord.. to turn ..the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.'"3*.

Zechariah realized his wife Elizabeth was too old to ever hope for a baby now! This news of a miracle from God was very hard to believe!

It is still the same today when people hear about the miracle God wants to do for them - they find it hard to believe. I wonder do you?

What miracle does God want to do for us today? It is something we could NEVER get ourselves but I hope you have wanted it! God wants to put into your life a pure heart 4*. - He wants to forgive your sins and make you a new and different kind of person. 5*. God promises to do this simply "through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe." 6*.

Do you think it is too good to be true? Are you willing to trust God to do this for you right now? Or are you just not interested?

Zechariah wanted the miracle he had been told about - but he wondered was it possible! "The angel answered,`I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words..'"

"After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant." 7*. The Lord was able to give them the baby He promised even although they were already well on in years and had found it so hard to believe.

Don't YOU doubt the goodness and power of God for you today. Put your trust in Jesus now to give YOU a pure heart - a new life - so that you will be a "born again" person who will be a member of God's family from now on.8*.

Zechariah found it hard to believe what God promised him, but he did believe. Read about him in John's gospel chapter 1, verses 1-25.

John Nixon, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland. P31HD98.        Contact:  jnixonj@gmail.com

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Bible quotations from N.I.V.

1 verse 3.
2 verses 5-7.
3 verses 11-17.
4 Psalm 51:10.
5 see Acts 13:38-39.
6 see Romans 3:21-26. Ephesians 2:8-10.
7 verses 18-24.
8 John 1:12-13.

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