“…Luke emphasizes twice that what has been handed down and what he aims to give is an “orderly account”. Yes, his aim is to convince of the truth, but he does so by organizing the material in such a way that it is not simply the bare facts that matter, but the truth to which they point. And what is that truth? According to Leon Morris it is the masterful and intimate connection between the love of God and his purposes in history.

It is this love that I want to focus on in this study because it is this which will teach us most about who God is and how he has revealed himself in Christ. Of all the Gospel writers, Luke most clearly emphasizes God’s love for some of the least expected in first century Palestine: women, children, the poor, Gentiles, and the disreputable.”