Luke was a doctor and a co-worker with Paul. Paul called him his fellow-laborer.
He referred to him as the beloved physician in Colossians. He accompanied Paul from Greece through Macedonia and Asia to Jerusalem. From Jerusalem he went with Paul to Rome, where he stayed with him the two years of his imprisonment there. It is possible that he left Paul when he was set free. He then went into Greece, where he finished and published this Gospel, and the book of the Acts. Luke recorded details not mentioned by the other writers. Luke's account is the most detailed of the four gospels, as you might expect of a doctor.

He died in peace at about eighty or eighty-four years of age. This gospel was probably published fifteen or twenty years after Jesus ascended.

Colossians 4:14
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Philemon 1:23-25 AMPLIFIED
23 Greetings to you from Epaphras, my fellow prisoner here in [the cause of] Christ Jesus (the Messiah),
24 And [from] Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with
your spirit. {Amen (so be it).}

Luke's record of Jesus' final instruction to the church.

Luke 24:45-49
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.


The apostle John was the son of a fisherman named Zebedee. He was one of the closest disciples to Jesus among the twelve. John being the beloved disciple and friend of Jesus had the care of his mother committed to him. John was with our Lord in his transfiguration on the mount, during his agony in the garden, and when he was crucified. He saw our Lord expire upon the cross, and saw the soldier pierce his side with a spear. He was one of the first of the disciples that visited the sepulcher after the resurrection of Christ. He became one the leaders of the Jerusalem Church and of the seven churches in Asia.

John was one of the first twelve disciples of Jesus and therefore an eye-witness. John brings out the spiritual significance as well as recording the details of Jesus' works and words.

He was banished to the island of Patmos where he wrote the book of Revelation.

John 19:35
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

Revelation 1:17-20
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon
me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!

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