2020 Greater

Phoenix Scriptorium

The Gospel of Luke

In the centuries between Christ and the modern era, God raised up believers to preserve hand-written copies of His precious Word from the dangers of tyrannical governments, ignorance, and neglect. These scribes copied the Scriptures in a room called the “Scriptorium,” and they passed on the fruits of their labors to future generations—Biblical manuscripts faithfully recorded and painstakingly copied.

In the tradition of those who dedicated themselves to transmit God’s Word faithfully, we are gathering those who desire to faithfully speak God’s Word. Believers will come together to recite God’s Word for one another’s encouragement.

Scriptoriums happen each year all around the country. For information about the other Scriptoriums, please visit www.scriptoriums.com.

At the 2020 Greater Phoenix Scriptorium, recitations will come from the book of Luke. We invite you to join us in reciting and listening to the Word of God!

The book of Luke has long been my favorite Gospel account, and one of my favorite books of the Bible! This is for several reasons. First, Luke seems to tell a very orderly account of the life and ministry of Jesus. He includes a lot of details that the other Gospel writers leave out, such as

  • People and places of the secular world, which help confirm the historical accuracy of Scripture
  • More about the life and ministry of John the Baptist
  • Many more parables (the rich fool, the steward, the lost sheep, the lost coin, the prodigal son, the shrewd servant, the rich man and Lazarus, the woman and the judge, the Pharisee and the tax collector, and the 10 minas)
  • Zacchaeus, the tax collector who followed Jesus
  • The road to Emmaus

Furthermore, Luke wrote the book of Acts, which links the life and ministry of Jesus to the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the Church throughout the whole world in the 1st century AD. My prayer is that as we study and memorize the Gospel of Luke, we will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that our lives would be a testimony of His saving power. I also pray that, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, the Word of God would burn within our hearts, with the result that we share the Good News freely.

Luke 24:31-32 - "Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. And they said to one another, 'Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?'"

May Christ be magnified!

Kyle Tappendorf

2020 Scriptorium Host