The Gospel of Luke: Pt. 1 – Overview
If you remember only one descriptive word about the Gospel of Luke, remember this one: universal. In Luke, everyone is worthy—everyone of every religion, race, culture, gender. Luke says anyone can experience the salvation that comes from understanding Jesus’ life and works. In other words, Luke is all about the universality of Christianity—and the all-embracing nature of grace.
The Gospel of Luke: Pt. 2 – Structure
The gospel of Luke breaks down into three sections: two short ones at the beginning and end, and a big one in the middle. Here’s what you’ll find in each. In Section 1, you get the story of Jesus’ birth and baptism. In Section 2, you get the story of Jesus’ ministry. And in Section 3, you get the story of the Christian church after Jesus’ resurrection.
The Gospel of Luke: Pt. 3 – Jesus in The Gospel of Luke
In every gospel, Jesus is loving, generous, and supremely kind. But the portrayal of Jesus in Luke is especially compassionate. Over and over, Luke features Jesus’ benevolence toward the weak, the suffering, and the outcast. Why? Because Luke is all about the universal nature of Christianity.
The Gospel of Luke: Pt. 4 – Luke’s themes
Luke isn’t just about universal salvation; universal salvation is this gospel’s main theme. In fact, the theme of universal salvation permeates almost every aspect of Luke, including the explanation of Jesus’ lineage, the story of his birth, and the chronicle of the people he helped and healed during his ministry.
The Gospel of Luke: Pt. 5 – Luke and me
The best part of the Gospel of Luke is that the author really wanted you to feel connected to Jesus. He wanted you to feel like Christianity was for you. (That’s that theme of the universality of Christianity from Video 4.) But that’s not the only thing Luke wanted you to know about Christianity. Press play to find out more.