Nobody wants to go to a medical doctor who makes up stories about your health just to make you feel good. If you want the truth from your doctor, why don't you demand the same from your minister? As we begin our study of the fifth book of the New Testament a 1st Century medical doctor begins his history of the church with a strong claim—there are convincing proofs that Jesus of Nazareth rose again from the dead. Read Acts 1:1-4 for yourself, listen, and then decide for yourself what you believe about the resurrection.
"Sleep in Heavenly Peace"--it's the final line of the first stanza of the most famous Christmas carol. It conjures up images of Currier and Ives nostalgic drawings and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but is this the peace Dr. Luke has in mind when he tells us his version of the Christmas story?