Discussion Questions | Luke 1:1-5: The Time Had Come

  1. Why is it significant that the announcement concerning the imminent birth of the forerunner to the Messiah was announced at the temple to a priest who was ministering at the altar of incense at the hour of prayer?
  2. Why was it significant that the angel Gabriel delivered this announcement?
  3. What prophesy from the Old Testament did Gabriel directly quote?
  4. What miracles are mentioned in this text? Why are the miracles important?
  5. What was Luke’s stated purpose for writing (Luke 1:3-4)? How does he go about accomplishing this task in this first section of his Gospel?
  6. How can we grow in the certainty of our faith, in hope, and in love?

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(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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