Message: The Gospel According to Luke
Text: Luke 1:1-5, 2:1
~400 silent years. The Apocrypha, the Maccabees—Matthias Maccabeus and his sons
~Herod the king of Judea (Herod the Monster)
~Caesar Augustus, the first emperor and also the first to institute emperor worship...the emperor as deity
Genesis 49:10 Jacob’s prophecy
Why does God wait until things get so bad?
We don’t search for God until we can’t find Him...hardly any of us pray so hard, until we really need to...faith is built where there is a real need for faith