Gospel Of Luke Summary

Gospel Of Luke Summary

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The Bible Brief’s Gospel of Luke Summary:

When:

Between A.D. 59 and 65

Who:

Traditionally ascribed to Luke

People & Places:

Jesus; Luke; John the Baptist; Mary; Martha; Lazarus; Bartimaeus; Judas; Pilot; Herod

Nazareth; Gethsemane;

Sound-Bites:

For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Ch.2:11)

And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” (Ch.4:4)

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Ch.6:41)

….“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Ch.19:38)

And as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? 6. He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee (Ch.24:5-6).

The Messianic Link:

He is the Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)

The Consolation of Israel: (Luke 2:25)

The Book:

As the first four verses of Luke attests, this book aims to give a detailed account of the person and ministry of Jesus, laid out in an orderly fashion for the reader to easily understand. Aimed primarily at the Gentiles, he records particularly the parables and Jesus’ interest in the poor and oppressed of all nations.

This includes the Centurion’s servant, and a widow’s son (Ch.7:1-15); one about to die and the other already dead! Both of whom Jesus had compassion upon, and healed completely.

The first four chapters of Luke can be described as the preparation for His ministry, and the chapters 4 – 19 the record of this miraculous ministry in Galilee, Judea and Perea

Chapters 19 – 24 start from the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, and the events leading up to His crucifixion, resurrection and ministry to the Apostles; before his ascension up to Heaven.

Notes & Quotes:

Luke is described by some as the most beautiful book in the New Testament, and with good reason. It is well written out in orderly fashion, by a man who was most probably a physician of Gentile birth; and someone who obviously had a real concern for the ‘common people.’

The main focus of this book is that of Jesus the healer and comforter, as well as a good teller of parables; through which He instructs them on many aspects of life both physical and spiritual.

‘Gospel’ means ‘Good News,’ and Luke certainly gives us that, with a true and honest account of Jesus life in a beautifully presented order.

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