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Kingdom Life in Luke

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Kingdom Life in Luke

Relational Bible studies on every Gospel reading for the year of Luke in the Common Lectionary (Year C).

Part I, The life and ministry of Jesus: Preparation – the coming of Jesus the Messiah, Commencement – the figure of Jesus the Messiah, Luke’s program for Jesus’ ministry, The Galilean ministry,The travel narrative – part one, The gospel within the gospel, The travel narrative – part two, The ministry in Jerusalem, the fulfilment of the ministry.

Part II, The death and resurrection of Jesus: Preparation for the Passion of Jesus, Resurrection appearances of Jesus, The coming of the Holy Spirit, The Godhead.

Kingdom Life in Luke



Preparation: The coming of Jesus the Messiah

  1. The coming of the Lord         Luke 21:25-36
  2. John the Baptist                     Luke 3:1-6
  3. The Messiah                          Luke 3:7-18
  4. Mary’s Son                             Luke 1:39-55
  5. Infancy and childhood of Jesus     Luke 2:41-52
  6. Reflections on the birth of Jesus   John 1:1-18

Commencement: The figure of Jesus the Messiah

  1. The baptism of Jesus                   Luke 3:15-17,21-22
  2. The marriage feast at Cana         John 2:1-11

Luke’s program for Jesus’ ministry

  1. The visit to Nazareth (1)             Luke 4:14-21
  2. The visit to Nazareth (2)             Luke 4:21-30

The Galilean ministry

  1. The call of the first disciples      Luke 5:1-11
  2. The sermon on the plain (1)      Luke 6:17-26
  3. The sermon on the plain (2)      Luke 6:27-38
  4. The sermon on the plain (3)      Luke 6:39-49
  5. The cure of the centurion’s servant  Luke 7:1-10
  6. The widow of Nain                     Luke 7:11-17
  7. Jesus’ feet anointed                   Luke 7:36-8:3
  8. Peter’s confession of faith         Luke 9:18-24

The travel narrative: part one

  1. The journey to Jerusalem begins Luke 9:51-62
  2. The mission of the seventy-two   Luke 10:1-12,17-20
  3. The good Samaritan                     Luke 10:25-37
  4. Martha and Mary                           Luke 10:38-42
  5. The importunate friend                 Luke 11:1-13
  6. The parable of the rich fool          Luke 12:13-21
  7. The need for vigilance                 Luke 12:32-40
  8. Not peace but division                 Luke 12:49-56
  9. Few will be saved                        Luke 13:22-30
  10. True humility                                Luke 14:1,7-14
  11. The cost of discipleship              Luke 14:25-33

The Gospel within the Gospel

  1. The lost coin, sheep, and son       Luke 15:1-10 (11-32)

The travel narrative: part two

  1. The unjust steward                   Luke 16:1-13
  2. The rich man and Lazarus       Luke 16:19-31
  3. A lesson on faith and dedication Luke 17:5-10
  4. The ten lepers                          Luke 17:11-19
  5. The unjust judge                      Luke 18:1-8
  6. The Pharisee and the tax collector Luke 18:9-14
  7. Zacchaeus                               Luke 19:1-10

The ministry in Jerusalem

  1. The resurrection debated           Luke 20:27-38
  2. The signs announcing the end   Luke 21:5-19

Conclusion: The fulfilment of the ministry

  1. Christ the King                       John 12:9-19


Preparation for the Passion of Jesus

  1. The transfiguration                         Luke 9:28-36
  2. The temptations                             Luke 4:1-13
  3. The meaning of the cross             Luke 13:31-35
  4. Teaching about repentance (1)     Luke 13:1-9
  5. Teaching about repentance (2)     Luke 15:1-3,11-32
  6. Mary anoints Jesus                      John 12:1-8
  7. Palm Sunday and the crucifixion Luke 19:28-40; 14-23:56

Resurrection Appearances of Jesus

  1. The empty tomb                        Luke 24:1-12
  2. Easter evening                          John 20:19-31
  3. Jesus and Peter                       John 21:1-19

Observations about Jesus

  1. Jesus the Good Shepherd             John 10:22-30
  2. Jesus the way of love                     John 13:31-35
  3. Jesus present among his people   John 14:23-29
  4. Jesus prays for his people             John 17:20-26

The coming of the Holy Spirit

  1. The day of Pentecost                 John 14:8-17,25-27

Conclusion: The Godhead

  1. The Trinity                           John 16:12-15

Appendix 1: Studies arranged according to lectionary readings

Appendix 2: Studies arranged according to gospel readings


See also

Kingdom Life in Matthew. Mark, Luke

Kingdom Life in John

Kingdom Life: JohnA Preface to the Acts of the Apostles

A A Preface to the Acts 1

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