The Gospel of Saint Luke was written by a second or third generation Christian to confirm to the reader(s) ‘Theophilus’ (literally ‘friend of God’) all the teachings they have received that the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus is a fulfillment of the promises of God in the Old Testament. In this Gospel we read a more full account of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus, the life of Saint John the Baptist, and many other insights into the life of our LORD.
Luke 1: 31 (Angel Gabriel’s promise to Mary at the Incarnation) “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you shall Name Him Jesus.”
Luke 1: 49 (Mary’s canticle of praise when Elizabeth confirmed the Incarnation) “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and Holy is His Name.”
Luke 2: 21 (After the birth of Jesus) When eight days were completed for His circumcision, He was Named Jesus, the Name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

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