As the Gospel of Luke begins, its author declares his intent to compile “an orderly account” of Jesus’ life and ministry so that anyone who reads it “may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” When we open its pages, this is exactly what we find. Tracing Jesus’ life from His nativity and ministry to His death, resurrection, and ascension, Luke presents us with a portrait of a perfect, divine Savior in whom we can believe fully and securely.
In volume twelve of this series, Alistair Begg focuses on Luke’s description of Jesus’ final meal with His disciples, against the backdrop of His follower Judas’s fateful decision to betray Him. Christ’s compassion and love for His friends and enemies alike was clear in His words and actions. As His followers, He reminds us that we, too, will have trouble in the world—but we can trust that Jesus reigns and that God is working everything for our good and His glory.