Dedication to Theophilus

Luke 1

1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that a have been accomplished among us, 2 b just as those who c from the beginning were d eyewitnesses and e ministers of f the word g have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write h an orderly account for you, i most excellent j Theophilus, 4 that you may have k certainty concerning the things l you have been taught.

  1. Cross References
    2 Timothy 4:5
    As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
    2 Timothy 4:17
    But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
    Acts 3:18
    But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
  2. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:3
    How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard.
  3. Cross References
    John 15:27
    And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
    John 16:4
    But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
    Mark 1:1
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    Acts 11:15
    As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.
  4. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:16
    For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life -
    1 John 1:3
    That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
    Acts 4:20
    For we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.
    1 Peter 5:1
    So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
  5. Cross References
    Acts 26:16
    But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you.
    1 Corinthians 4:1
    This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
  6. Cross References
    Mark 4:14
    The sower sows the word.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:2
    Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
    1 Corinthians 11:23
    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 11:4
    But Peter began and explained it to them in order:
  9. Cross References
    Acts 23:26
    Claudius Lysias, to his Excellency the governor Felix, greetings.
    Acts 24:3
    In every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude.
    Acts 26:25
    But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 1:1
    In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 2:36
    Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
    2 Peter 1:16
    For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    2 Peter 1:19
    And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 18:25
    He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
    Romans 2:18
    And know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law.
    1 Corinthians 14:19
    Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
    Galatians 6:6
    One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.
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