It’s time to begin!!! I am so excited to begin the Book of Luke with you.
Here’s The Book of Luke Overview
The book of Luke is a vivid account of the life of Jesus. Luke takes us on an exciting journey from Jesus’ birth, to his public ministry, death, resurrection and ascension into heaven. Salvation is clearly found in no one else but Jesus!
Luke was a doctor and he took special care to record everything accurately. Of all the gospels, Luke gives us the most detailed account of Jesus’ birth. Luke shows the humanity of Jesus through showcasing his genealogy, his birth story, his growth as a boy, his prayer life and the betrayal and denial from some of his closest friends.
Jesus’ many miracles and parables, written in this book, along with his compassion for the outcasts and sinners, and his love for women and children, draw us in deeper, to understanding our Savior. The climax is when Jesus rises from the dead and ascends into heaven!
Luke not only penned this book but he also wrote the book of Acts. These two books combined, make up one-fourth of the New Testament!
Author: Luke the physician (the only Gentile author in the New Testament)
Date: 63 AD
Key Verse: Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
1.) The introduction (1:1-4)
2.) Jesus is born (1:5-2:52)
3.) Jesus’ preparation for public ministry (3:1-4:13)
4.) Jesus’ ministry in Galilee (4:14-9:50)
5.) Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:27)
6.) Jesus’ teaching ministry in Jerusalem (19:28-21:38)
7.) Jesus’ death (22:1-23:56)
8.) Jesus’ resurrection (24:1-53)
Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark – check off your reading each day!
Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
Here are this week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
The world says believe and you will receive. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. But that is not what Luke 1:37 says. It says nothing is impossible “with God.” It is God who is the source of all power and possibilities.
Tell of a time when you saw God do something impossible in your own life or the life of someone you know.
The King of Kings, the Messiah, Emmanuel- God with us, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, our glorious Savior was born! Oh what good news this is!!!
Have you placed your faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins? If you haven’t – do it today! If you have, share your testimony. When did Jesus become your personal savior?
At Jesus’ baptism, we see the trinity –God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – 3 in 1. It boggles my mind to try to grasp the awe of the trinity. I am so thankful that we will have trillions of years in heaven, to explore this mystery.
How does pondering, how awesome our triune God is, encourage you today?
When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, he used scripture to fight temptation. He did not use his supernatural power but rather he fought by simply wielding the sword of God’s Word.
When we are tempted, we have the same resource available to us that Jesus used – God’s Word. In what areas of your life, do you need to be better armed with God’s Word to help you fight your temptations?
Jesus came for those who were not just sick WITH sin but also sick OF their sin. He did not come for the self-righteous but for those who are humble enough to admit they are a sinner, in need of a savior.
Physicians fix broken bones and give healing to wounds. Jesus is the great Physician. What is one area where you need spiritual healing in your life or you have experienced his spiritual healing?
Special Note: For those who have done previous studies with GMG, we are discontinuing the Reflection Question Graphics due to the length of the question not fitting on a graphic. Going forward, they will be printed in Monday’s Resource post in this format. Please copy and paste them in your emails or Facebook groups. Thank you!
To print the 24 Discussion Questions for Luke – click here.
The Verses of the Day:
I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on. The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week! Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Luke 1-5.
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:
Peace be with you all,