In many ways, Luke-Acts anchored modern New Testament studies. The two part work included Mark and the so-called "Q" sources; it also presented an independent reference viz-a-viz Paul's letters. With these writings, scholars and devout readers alike gained a riches of insight into the life of Jesus and early Church. They not only have historical data, they also sense the spirituality of first century believers. Ancient Christians devoted themselves to a Risen Christ living in their midst and to a life in the Spirit that continually vivified them and even surprised them. Luke's audience, both ancient and modern, realized the Christian life-style meant more than a shared faith and communal fellowship; it was a witness to the activity of a dynamic God in the individual lives of believers.
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