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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE

INTRODUCTION

The Gospel according to Luke presents Jesus as both the promised Saviour of Israel and as the Saviour of all mankind. Luke records that Jesus was called by the Spirit of the Lord to “preach the Good News to the poor,” and this Gospel is filled with a concern for people with all kinds of need. The note of joy is also prominent in Luke, especially in the opening chapters that announce the coming of Jesus, and again at the conclusion, when Jesus ascends to heaven. The story of the growth and spread of the Christian faith after the ascension of Jesus is told by the same writer in the book of Acts.

Parts 2 and 6 (see the outline below) contain much material that is found only in this Gospel, such as the stories about the song of the angels and the shepherds’ visit of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Son. Throughout the Gospel great emphasis is placed on prayer, the Holy Spirit, the role of women in the ministry of Jesus, and God’s forgiveness of sins.

Outline of Contents

Introduction 1.1-4
Birth and childhood of John the Baptist and of Jesus 1.5-2.52
The ministry of John the Baptist 3.1-20
The baptism and temptation of Jesus 3.21-4.13
Jesus’ public ministry in Galilee 4.14-9.50
From Galilee to Jerusalem 9.51-19.27
The last week in and near Jerusalem 19.28-23.56
The resurrection, appearances, and ascension of the Lord 24.1-53

1
Dear Theophilus
2
The time of Jesus' Birth
3
The Preaching of John the Baptist
4
The Temptation of Jesus
5
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
6
The Question about the Sabbath
7
Jesus Heals a Roman Officer’s Servant
8
Women Who Accompanied Jesus
9
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Disciples
10
Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-two
11
Lessons on Prayer
12
Warning against Hypocrisy
13
Turn from Your Sins or Die
14
Jesus Heals a Sick Man
15
The Lost Sheep
16
The Shrewd Manager
17
Sin
18
The Parable of the Widow and Judge
19
Jesus and Zacchaeus
20
The Question about Jesus’ Authority
21
The Widow’s Offering
22
The Plot against Jesus
23
Jesus is brought before Pilate
24
The Resurrection