We are beginning with Luke’s account of the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary of Nazareth. Luke wrote his Gospel around A.D. 60. He was not an Apostle or an early follower of Jesus. Luke was a companion of the Apostle Paul. Luke was a Greek. Luke is also the author of the book of Acts. Between Acts and his Gospel, Luke wrote 52 chapters, about 1/3 of the New Testament. Luke’s two volumes are the most complete overview of early Christianity. He begins with the birth of John the Baptist and ends in Acts with the Gospel going to the capital of the Roman Empire. Paul called him “the beloved physician,” Colossians 4:14, which indicate that Luke was an educated man.