In looking at the title of the Bible Study, you can confidently be aware of two things. First, this Bible Study is about women. Second, it is based on Scripture in the Gospel of Luke. You are already so wise!
Luke is my favorite of the four gospels. Approximately 35% of the information we get from the Gospel of Luke is mentioned only in the Gospel of Luke.
Luke writes this in Luke 1:3-4.
“I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.”
Luke, whose profession was a medical doctor, paid great attention to accuracy and details as he set out to create an orderly account of the life of Christ. Luke was the only Gentile to author a book in the New Testament. He was a close friend of Paul. Luke stresses relationships in his account of the life of Christ. I think Luke would have made an exceptional wedding planner since he paid such attention to detail and displays undertones of joy throughout his account.
Luke tells us what we know of prominent women in the church. It is in the gospel of Luke where we learn the most about Mary, mother of Jesus. It is through Luke’s writings in the book of Acts that we learn about the teaching of Priscilla (Acts 18) and the four daughters of Phillip who prophesied (Acts 21:8-9). It is in Luke 8 where we learn about the women who traveled with and aided in the ministry of Christ.
Share in the comments your favorite woman in the Bible, and in honor of Luke, lover of details, share with us the detail of why this biblical woman is your favorite.