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Luke 1:1-4

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 1 Since many have undertaken to set in order a narration of the facts that have been fulfilled in us, [Notice, Luke does not name this writing a gospel; instead he calls it a narration. In the original Greek of this verse the Greek word is dihghsin, which means a narration. From the Word of the Lord within: "The gospel is not a book to be read; it is to be revealed in your heart."]

 2 Even as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word;

 3 It seemed good that I also, having followed and traced its course, write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

 4 That you might know the certainty of those things in which you have been instructed.

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