Luke, The Gospel According to

Luke, The Gospel According to

The third book in the NT, frequently called the Third Gospel. The author was apparently the same person who wrote the book of Acts (Acts 1:1) and has traditionally been identified as Luke, the physician who sometimes traveled with Paul. The Gospel emphasizes historical connections, worship, and mercy for the disadvantaged.

Outline of Contents


I. Prologue (Luke 1:1-4)

II. Infancy narratives (Luke 1:5-2:52)

III. Narratives about John the Baptist and Jesus’s baptism and temptation (Luke 3:1-4:13)

IV. Jesus in and around Galilee (Luke 4:14-9:50)

V. Jesus’s trip to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51-19:44)

VI. Jesus in Jerusalem (Luke 19:45-21:38)

VII. The Last Supper and the trial and death of Jesus (Luke 22:1-23:56)

VIII. Resurrection narratives (Luke 24:1-53)

Acts 1:1

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
1In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning

Luke 1:1-4

Dedication to Theophilus
1Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,2just as they were handed on ... View more

Luke 1:5-2:52

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. Hi ... View more

Luke 3:1-4:13

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of ... View more

Luke 4:14-9:50

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the sur ... View more

Luke 9:51-19:44

A Samaritan Village Refuses to Receive Jesus
51When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.52And he sent messengers ahead ... View more

Luke 19:45-21:38

Jesus Cleanses the Temple
45Then he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling things there;46and he said, “It is written,
‘My house shall ... View more

Luke 22:1-23:56

The Plot to Kill Jesus
1Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near.2The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way t ... View more

Luke 24:1-53

The Resurrection of Jesus
1But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.2They found the ston ... View more

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