THE BOOK:

the Gospel according to

LUKE

(Luke 1:1-4)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Luke 2:10,11
Luke 2:52
Luke 4:23,24
Luke 5:31,32
Luke 6:12
Luke 6:31
Luke 6:46
Luke 10:36,37
Luke 12:15
Luke 12:19,20
Luke 15:7
Luke 15:10
Luke 15:24
Luke 16:15
Luke 16:31
Luke 18:13
Luke 19:10
Luke 24:35
Luke 24:44

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


I. Author - Luke

   A. Paul's traveling companion

      1. "we" passages

         a. Acts 16:10

         b. Acts 20:5,6

         c. Acts 27:1 to Acts 28:16

      2. met Paul at Troas about AD 51

         a. Acts 16:8,10

      3. stayed at Philippi

         a. Acts 16:10-16

         b. Acts 20:6

   B. physician

      1. Col. 4:14

   C. well-educated, high literary ability, acclaimed historian

II. Book

   A. written early AD 60 (judging from apparent time of writing Acts)

   B. to Theophilus - lover of God or loved by God - (1:3) and then to larger audience

   C. systematic and logical (1:3)

   D. most extensive presentation of life of Christ

   E. many parables

   F. uses superlatives

      1. high fever - 4:38

      2. great catch - 5:6

      3. full of leprosy - 5:12

      4. only child

         a. widow of Nain - 7:12

         b. Jairus - 8:42

         c. man after transfiguration - 9:38

   G. to present the exact truth (1:4)

III. Message - Teach the Great Importance

   A. of prayer (compare Luke's account with parallels where recorded)

      1. at baptism of Jesus - 3:21

      2. often in wilderness - 5:16

      3. in mountain - 6:12

      4. for those who mistreat us - 6:28

      5. when asks "Who do others say I am?" - 9:18

      6. at transfiguration - 9:28,29

      7. example - 11:1

      8. not lose heart - 18:1

      9. publican and Pharisee - 18:10,11

      10. garden - 22:40,41, 44,46

   B. teaching of Jesus

      1. at home - 4:16ff

      2. in parables and stories

         a. Samaritan - 10:30ff

         b. lost sheep, coin, son - 15

         c. rich man and Lazarus - 16:19ff

   C. salvation of (from) God

      1. Mary - 1:47

      2. Zacharias - 1:77

      3. Isaiah (about John preparing for Jesus) - 3:6

      4. Jesus - 24:46,47

concl. - a happy God - 15:7,10,32