We have finally come to the point in the book of Luke at which the author is ready to tell us about Jesus’ public ministry. Everything up to this point has been introductory—where did Jesus come from? What are his credentials? Luke has now dealt with all of that and is finally ready to tell us about Jesus’ public ministry—what he did and what he taught.
This section of Luke, from 4:14 to 9:17, covers about a year, most of which is spent in Galilee.