This morning we come to verse 44 in Luke 24, open your Bible, if you will, to the twenty-fourth chapter of Luke, the last chapter and the Scripture we're going to be looking at is verse 44 through verse 49. Before we do that, I need to give you a little bit of an introduction to the introduction.
After ten years and two months in the gospel of Luke, we cannot just finish or end or stop. We have to complete our study and that's different. Any book that I ever begin, begins with an overview and some kind of an introduction. If you have a MacArthur Study Bible, you can see that to every book of the Bible there is an introduction, material that helps you access the book in an more efficient and understanding way. We cannot come to the end of ten years plus in the gospel of Luke and just stop. We have to grasp why it ends the way it ends and all the implications that are contained in that ending.
Consequently, it's too much of a task for me to take you through verses 44 to 49 this morning so I'm going to keep you here all day. (Laughter) No I'm not, I wouldn't do that to you. But I am going to take you half way through this text this morning and the other half will be tonight. We cannot just look in a superficial way at the section before us....