Inasmuch many have taken in hand (Luke 1:1)
This tells us that there could have many accounts of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke wrote this gospel (the book) with a view of instructing Theophilus. Hence writing good books is a vital need of the hour.
Who was Theophilus?
Theophilus, in Greek meaning lover of God, was the man to whom Luke wrote the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:3) and the Book of Acts (Acts 1:1). Nothing else is recorded about Theophilus, however from the formal manner that Luke addressed him in Luke, he was likely a Roman official of some sort, since Luke’s referring to him as “most excellent” was an apparent Roman title
And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. (Luke 1:10)
Hour of incense
There is great emphasis on prayer in Luke
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. (Luke 1:11)
Altar of incense
Significance of Angel at Altar of Incense
But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.” (Luke 1:20)
Why was Zacharias struck dumb?
His words could sabotage his miracle or abort his miracle.
In similar fashion, the Lord had told the Israelites not to speak as they went marching around the walls of Jericho. They were grumblers and complainers.
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
This is the first mention of Nazareth in the Old or New Testaments. It was unmentioned in the Old Testament, in the Apocrypha, and in the writings of Josephus Flavius the famous Jewish historian.
No wonder in John 1: 46, Nathanael said to Philip, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
However, Jesus would forever be identified with this place, being repeatedly called Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 1:24, John 18:7, John 19:19, Acts 2:22). His followers were also called “Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5).
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
Mary was betrothed to Joseph. There were three stages to a Jewish wedding in that day.
- Engagement (a formal agreement made by the fathers)
- Betrothal (the ceremony where mutual promises were made)
- Marriage (approximately one year later, when the bridegroom came for his bride at an unexpected time)
28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
1. She was highly favored
2. That the Lord was with her
3. She was blessed
However, all these things are true of every person who has truly believed in Jesus as Lord and Saviour. We are highly favored as Mary was (Ephesians 1:6), the Lord is with us (Matthew 28:20), and we are blessed (Ephesians 1:3)
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
Jesus did not become the Son of God; He was called the Son of God, recognizing His nature from all eternity.
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
This should be the proper response of every Christian to every promise of God.
The correct quote is “Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis.” This is from the first chapter of the Gospel according to John. It is usually translated as “The Word was made flesh and dwelled among us.”
Luke 1:46-47 NKJV
And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,  And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
Who needs a Savior?
Only a sinner needs a savior
Luke 1:53 NKJV
He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.