Luke 1:1-4  Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,  2-  just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us,  3-  it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,  4-  that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.