In my first volume, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning
For that reason, Theophilus, and because I have investigated it all carefully from the beginning, I have determined to write a connected account of it for Your Excellency,
And he said, "What is it?" They said to him, "About Jesus of Nazareth, who in the eyes of God and of all the people was a prophet mighty in deed and word,
Then he went all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing any disease or sickness among the people.
The blind are regaining their sight and the lame can walk, the lepers are being cured and the deaf can hear, the dead are being raised and good news is being preached to the poor.
Just then he cured many of diseases and ailments and evil spirits, and he gave sight to many who were blind.
Jesus answered, "I have let you see many good things from the Father; which of them do you mean to stone me for?"
Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
"Men of Israel, listen to what I say. Jesus of Nazareth, as you know, was a man whom God commended to you by the wonders, portents, and signs that God did right among you through him.
That is the life to which you have been called, for Christ himself suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow his footsteps.
Soon afterward his wife Elizabeth began to expect a child, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months.
Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his work. He was the son, it was supposed, of Joseph, the son of Eli,