As the Gospel of Luke begins, its author declares his intent to compile “an orderly account” of the person of Jesus 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 crucifixion, 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 seven of this series, Alistair Begg follows Jesus as He interacts with the Pharisees and tells a number of well-known parables. Through these stories, Jesus provided a stern critique of those who use external religion to hide hearts of hypocrisy, pride, and selfishness. These lessons remind us that though God owes us nothing, His invitation for salvation is open to all who are willing to forsake their pride and humbly trust and obey Him.