Memory Verse
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Luke 6:20–23

The Gospel of Luke presents Jesus in His humanity as “the Son of Man.” He illustrates Christ’s compassion for the broken by recording more miracles than any other Gospel writer. Luke sees Jesus as the one who came to “seek and save the lost” and the one who came to minister to the sick and poor while resisting the proud and the self-sufficient. Christ’s tenderheartedness is displayed by Luke demonstrating how He healed the brokenhearted and saved the outcast. Luke was a historian and as such he provides a more sequential account of the life of Jesus than any of the other Gospel writers. 

Hymn: O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
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Top 5 Facts to Remember
  1. Luke gives the most complete account of Jesus’ birth and the historical events surrounding it.
  2. Luke is the longest book of the entire New Testament, comprising 14% of it.
  3. Luke portrays Jesus as a compassionate Savior who came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
  4. Luke is the only Gentile author out of the four Gospel accounts.
  5. He was not a first-hand eyewitness; rather, he was an educated historian who drew from the accounts of many eyewitnesses (Luke 1:1–4).
Theme: The Son of Man

In Luke, God is glorifying Himself as “The Son of Man,” so that He might demonstrate His superior goodness in the salvation sinners, the damnation of the wicked, and for the preservation of His people, for His eternal glory, and their eternal joy.

Author: Luke

He was a physician and companion of Paul.

Audience: Theophilus

Luke is writing to Theophilus and is addressing Hellenistic Greeks. “It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed” (Luke 1:3–4).

Key Verses:

“And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the Gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.’

Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, ‘Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’ ”

Luke 4:17–21

“And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, ‘The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.’ ”

Luke 9:21–22

“And they were all amazed at the majesty of God.

“But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,’ Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.’ But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.”

Luke 9:43–45

  1. Christ has come to glorify God by seeking and saving the lost. 
  2. God is sovereign over salvation. 
  3. Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ!
  1. Prologue (Luke 1:1–4)
  2. Christ’s Infancy (Luke 1:5–2:52)
  3. Christ’s Preparation (Luke 3:1–4:13)
  4. Christ’s Ministry in Galilee (Luke 4:14–9:50)
  5. Christ’s Journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51–19:27)
  6. Christ’s Ministry in Jerusalem (Luke 19:28–21:38)
  7. Christ’s Death and Resurrection (Luke 22:1–24:53)
Study Questions

Chapters 1–6

What did Elizabeth’s baby do when Mary came to her?
It leaped for joy in her womb (Luke 1:41).

What was Jesus doing in the temple when His parents found Him?
He was listening to the teachers and asking questions (Luke 2:46).

What was the message that John the Baptist preached?
A message of “a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins” (Luke 3:3).

How did Christ answer Satan when he tempted Him in the wilderness?
He answered him with the Word of God (Luke 4:1–13).

What was Christ’s response to the faith of the paralytic and his friends?
He healed him and declared his sins forgiven (Luke 5:20–24).

Who were the twelve apostles?
The twelve apostles were Peter (also called, Simon), Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, Simon, Judas, and Judas Iscariot (Luke 6:14–16).

Chapters 7–12

How did Christ raise the son of the widow of Nain?
He “touched the open coffin” and said, “Young man, I say to you arise” (Luke 7:14).

Who did Jesus say His mother and brothers are?
Those “who hear the word of God and do it” (Luke 8:21).

Who did Peter say Jesus was?
“The Christ of God” (Luke 9:20).

What was Christ’s response to Martha when she wanted Mary’s help?
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41–42).

How did Christ say we should pray?
“When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one” (Luke 11:2–4).

What will become of the secret actions of hypocrites?
They will be revealed (Luke 12:2–3).

Chapters 13–18

What gate should one strive to enter through?
The narrow gate (Luke 13:24).

What must one forsake in order to be a disciple of Christ?
Everything (Luke 14:33).

What happens in heaven when one sinner repents?
There is much joy (Luke 15:7).

Can anyone serve two masters?
No (Luke 16:13).

Where is the kingdom of God?
“For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

Who is good?
God (Luke 18:19).

Chapters 19–24

What did Christ say would happen if His disciples were silent?
“The stones would immediately cry out” (Luke 19:40).

Who will receive greater condemnation and why?
The scribes for their hypocrisy (Luke 20:46–47).

How did the widow put in more than everyone else?
She gave all she had (Luke 21:4).

What did Peter do after he denied Christ three times?
He “went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:62).

What did Christ say to the repentant thief on the cross?
“Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).

What happened to the disciples after Christ broke bread and gave it to them?
“Their eyes were open and they knew Him” (Luke 24:31).

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