This story is not taken from the pages of Luke, but it has been influenced from Luke's writings. Our story is set in the 1940's and takes the premise that Jesus walked on earth only a few years earlier. There is a tiny crossover into Acts as these new believers are unsure of the political climate and in some ways fear potential persecution. Studying this play has put the whole cast where we should be all along. In the Bible. 
 
Here are some of the things we have discovered from our studies. 
 
Luke's gospel is unique. 
Unlike the other gospels it is full of stories. Stories that make up a great deal of the stories we hear about in "Eyewitness." Isn't it amazing that this story has transcended time and space and that Luke was inspired to write a book that has effected people eternally? 
 
The people in the stories are real people. 
People who were healed by Jesus. Walked with Jesus. Loved Jesus. People who wanted to tell others what they had experienced with Him. In our play we meet some of those same people. I love thinking about seeing the miracles from their eyes. 
 
Luke isn't the focus of his own writings.
Before this, I'm not sure how many facts I could have given you about Luke.  I knew he was a doctor. I knew he wasn't a disciple. But....what else? Well, I found out there really isn't much written about him. 
 
Think about this:  Luke, apart from the apostle Paul, was the most influential force in writing the New Testament.  In fact, the writings of Luke, which come in two volumes - volume one is the gospel of Luke, volume two is the book of Acts - add up to fifty-two chapters.  The gospel of Luke is the longest of all the gospel narratives and therefore it's the most thorough and complete. The total, of fifty-two chapters, make Luke the author of one-third of the New Testament. His friend and companion, Paul, is author of another third of it. So, together the two of them penned two-thirds of the New Testament. And yet, Luke is basically unknown.
 
His historical narrative spans over sixty years.  
It starts with the birth of John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus, and it ends at the end of the book of Acts, which is volume two of his writings. It ends with the gospel being preached at Rome, which means the gospel has extended to the world.  And yet Luke never refers to himself. 
 
Our story isn't about the book of Luke, but it is a backstory.  It is our own musings on Luke and how he might have started to write this wonderful account that is so accurately recorded for us. 
 
Oh, there is so much more I want to say about the way Luke wrote this book and how exciting it is, but if I keep writing...I've been told people will stop reading. So, I'm just going to stop right here and ask you to get tickets now to see this play that will entertain and make you think!
 
While you are at it---why don't you bring a friend? or two?
 
 
Eye Witness Friday, September 15, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Friday, September 22, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:00pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Friday, October 06, 2017 7:30pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:00pm  
Eye Witness Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:30pm
 
 
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