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Luke

Part 4 of Freedom Writers
Josh Canizaro
June 11, 2017
(Romans 15:4 NIV) For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Luke
(Luke 1:1-4 NASB) ”Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught."
Luke: What I’m a part of is bigger than the part I play.
Boring goals.
Ineffective planning.
Uncaring leadership.
Personal distraction.
Playing My Part
1. Be intentional about humility.
(Colossians 4:14 NLT) "Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings.”
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Gandhi
2. Find your people.
(Philemon 1:23-24 NLT) ”Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my co-workers."
3. Hold your post when it gets hard.
(2 Timothy 4:10-11 NASB) "For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica...Only Luke is with me.”
4. Take your next step on purpose.
(Acts 1:1 NLT) "In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach.”
(Acts 1:8 NASB) ”But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be (a part of something bigger than the part you play) My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."