Luke is the favorite Gospel of many, because it highlights the humanity of Jesus as God-man. It shows Jesus’ compassion and how he identified with us. Many of Jesus’ best known parables, such as the stories of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan, only appear in Luke. Luke tells us more about the birth of Jesus than any other writer of the Gospels. And Luke presents us with the manifesto of Christ – the clear statement of His mission – the key to the ministry of the Messiah.