The Gospel of Luke is in the form of a letter to a man named Theophilus. Luke wrote after having carefully investigated all the facts about Christ (1:1–4). Luke documents Christ’s life from before his birth through his ministry, death, and resurrection. Jesus carried out his ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, announcing the good news of salvation. He showed numerous times his compassion for the poor and the outcast. He fulfilled prophecy and carried out his purpose: to seek and save the lost. Luke gives the fullest account of Christ’s birth, and only Luke records the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. Luke, a physician and a colleague of Paul, probably wrote this account in the early 60s A.D. He also wrote Acts. (The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Lk). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.)

42 Wordle Luke

Lk 1.1-4; Introduction; Dedication to Theophilus

Lk 1.5-25; Prophecy; Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Lk 1.26-38; Prophecy; Birth of Jesus Foretold

Lk 1.39-45; Story; Mary Visits Elizabeth

Lk 1.46-56; Story; Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat

Lk 1.57-66; Prophecy fulfilled; The Birth of John the Baptist (Lk 1.5-25)

Lk 1.67-80; Story; Zechariah’s Prophecy

Lk 2.1-7; Prophecy fulfilled; The Birth of Jesus Christ (Lk 1.26-38)

Lk 2.8-21; Story; The Shepherds and the Angels

Lk 2.22-38; Story; Jesus Presented at the Temple

Lk 2.39-40; Story; The Return to Nazareth

Lk 2.41-52; Story; The Boy Jesus in the Temple

Lk 3.1-22; Story; John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Lk 3.23-38; Genealogy; The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

Lk 4.1-13; Story; The Temptation of Jesus

Lk 4.14-15; Story; Jesus Begins His Ministry

Lk 4.16-30; Prophecy fulfilled; Jesus Rejected at the synagogue at Nazareth (Isa 61.1-2; Ps 146.7-8; Isa 58.6)

Lk 4.31-37; Authority-Angels; Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon

Lk 4.38-41; Authority-Healing; Jesus Heals Many

Lk 4.42-44; Story; Jesus Preaches in Synagogues the good news of the kingdom

Lk 5.1-11; Story; Jesus Calls the First Disciples

Lk 5.12-16; Authority-Healing; Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Lk 5.17-26; Authority-Healing; Jesus Heals a Paralytic. Jesus forgives sins.

Lk 5.27-32; Story; Jesus Calls Levi the tax collector

Lk 5.33-39; Story; A Question About Fasting. His disciples don’t fast but John the baptists do.

Lk 6.1-5; Law abrogation, Sabbaths; Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

Lk 6.6-11; Law abrogation, Sabbaths; Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath

Lk 6.12-16; Story; Jesus chooses the twelve apostles

Lk 6.17-19; Authority-Healing; Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

Lk 6.20-23; Teaching; The Beatitudes. The blessings.

Lk 6.24-26; Teaching; Jesus Pronounces Woes. The curses.

Lk 6.27-36; Instruction; Love Your Enemies

Lk 6.37-42; Instruction; Beware Judging Others

Lk 6.43-45; Teaching; You can tell good and evil trees by their fruit

Lk 6.46-49; Teaching; Build Your House on the Rock

Lk 7.1-10; Authority-Healing; Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant. The Centurion understands authority.

Lk 7.11-17; Authority-Healing; Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

Lk 7.18-35; Prophecy fulfilled; Messengers from John the Baptist (Mal 3.1)

Lk 7.36-50; Story-Teaching; A Sinful Woman Forgiven

Lk 8.1-3; Story; Women Accompanying Jesus

Lk 8.4-8; Parable; The Parable of the Sower

Lk 8.9-15; Explanation; The Purpose of the Parables

Lk 8.16-18; Teaching; A Lamp Under a Jar. Take care how you hear.

Lk 8.19-21; Teaching; Definition, Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

Lk 8.22-25; Authority-Creation; Jesus Calms a Storm

Lk 8.26-39; Authority-Angels; Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon

Lk 8.40-56; Authority-Healing; Jesus Heals a woman who touched him and Jairus’s Daughter

Lk 9.1-6; Story; Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

Lk 9.7-9; Story; Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus

Lk 9.10-17; Authority-Creation; Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

Lk 9.18-20; Story; Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

Lk 9.21-22; Prophecy; Jesus Foretells His Death

Lk 9.23-27; Instruction; Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

Lk 9.28-36; Story; The Transfiguration of Jesus. Moses and Elijah appear.

Lk 9.37-43a; Authority-Angels; Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

Lk 9.43b-45; Prophecy; Jesus Again Foretells His Death

Lk 9.46-48; Teaching; Who Is the Greatest? The one who is least.

Lk 9.49-50; Teaching; Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us

Lk 9.51-56; Story; A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus. The disciples get rebuked.

Lk 9.57-62; Teaching; The Cost of Following Jesus

Lk 10.1-12; Story; Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two

Lk 10.13-16; Story; Woe to Unrepentant Cities

Lk 10.17-20; Story; The Return of the Seventy-Two

Lk 10.21-24; Story; Jesus Rejoices in the Father’s Will

Lk 10.25-37; Parable-Teaching; The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Lk 10.38-42; Story; Martha worries and Mary rests with Jesus

Lk 11.1-13; Teaching; Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer

Lk 11.14-23; Authority-Angels; Jesus and Beelzebul

Lk 11.24-26; Teaching; Return of an Unclean Spirit

Lk 11.27-28; Teaching; True Blessedness is keeping the word of God

Lk 11.29-32; Judgment; This evil generation seeks a sign. It will be given the sign of Jonah.

Lk 11.33-36; Teaching; Be careful to keep the light in you by what you see.

Lk 11.37-54; Judgment; Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers

Lk 12.1-3; Teaching; Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees

Lk 12.4-7; Instruction; Have No Fear of those who kill. Fear him who can cast into hell. You have value in God’s eyes.

Lk 12.8-12; Instruction; Acknowledge Christ Before Men

Lk 12.13-21; Parable; The Parable of the Rich Fool. Be rich towards God.

Lk 12.22-34; Instruction; Do Not Be Anxious

Lk 12.35-48; Instruction; Be ready for the Master is coming.

Lk 12.49-53; Teaching; Not Peace, but Division. Jesus will divide families.

Lk 12.54-56; Teaching; Interpreting the Time

Lk 12.57-59; Instruction; Settle with your accuser before judgment

Lk 13.1-5; Instruction; Don’t look at others. Repent or perish yourself.

Lk 13.6-9; Parable; The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree. It gets cut down.

Lk 13.10-17; Authority-Healing, Law Abrogation, Sabbath; Jesus heals a woman with a disabling spirit on the Sabbath

Lk 13.18-21; Parable; The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

Lk 13.22-30; Instruction; The Narrow Door into the Kingdom of God.

Lk 13.31-35; Story; Lament over Jerusalem

Lk 14.1-6; Law Abrogation, Sabbath; Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath

Lk 14.7-11; Parable; The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Lk 14.12-24; Parable; The Parable of the Great Banquet

Lk 14.25-33; Instruction; Be aware of the cost of discipleship

Lk 14.34-35; Teaching; Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

Lk 15.1-7; Parable; The Parable of the Lost Sheep. God searches.

Lk 15.8-10; Parable; The Parable of the Lost Coin. God searches.

Lk 15.11-32; Parable; The Parable of the Prodigal Son. God restores.

Lk 16.1-13; Parable; The Parable of the Dishonest Manager. Be clever with unrighteous wealth.

Lk 16.14-17; Conflict; The Law and the Kingdom of God

Lk 16.18; Teaching; Divorce and Remarriage. God and money.

Lk 16.19-31; Parable; The Rich Man and Lazarus. Convinced by resurrection.

Lk 17.1-4; Instruction; Temptations to Sin

Lk 17.5-6; Teaching; Faith like a mustard seed

Lk 17.7-10; Teaching; Unworthy servants have only done their duty

Lk 17.11-19; Authority-Healing; Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers. Only the Samaritan comes back to thank Jesus.

Lk 17.20-37; Prophecy; Predictions for the coming of the Kingdom

Lk 18.1-8; Parable; The parable of the persistent widow and the unrighteous judge

Lk 18.9-14; Parable; The self righteous Pharisee and the tax collector who is justified

Lk 18.15-19; Story; Jesus said let the children come to me

Lk 18.20-30; Instruction; The Rich Ruler asks how to inherit eternal life. Obey the commandments and give to the poor.

Lk 18.31-34; Prophecy; Jesus foretells His death and resurrection a third time

Lk 18.35-43; Authority-Healing; Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar

Lk 19.1-10; Story; Jesus and tree climbing Zacchaeus

Lk 19.11-27; Parable; The Parable of the Ten Minas. Serve the LORD.

Lk 19.28-40; Story; The Triumphal Entry

Lk 19.42-44; Story; Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

Lk 19.45-48; Conflict; Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Lk 20.1-8; Conflict; The Authority of Jesus Challenged

Lk 20.9-18; Parable; The Parable of the Wicked Tenants. Jews out, Gentiles in.

Lk 20.19-26; Conflict; Jesus questioned on paying taxes to Caesar by insincere people.

Lk 20.27-40; Conflict; Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

Lk 20.41-44; Prophecy fulfilled; Whose Son Is the Christ? (Ps 110.1)

Lk 20.45-47; Instruction; Beware the scribes.

Lk 21.1-4; Teaching; The Widow’s Offering. She gave all she had.

Lk 21.5-9; Prophecy; Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

Lk 21.10-19; Prophecy; Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution

Lk 21.20-24; Prophecy; Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem

Lk 21.25-28; Prophecy; The Coming of the Son of Man

Lk 21.29-33; Teaching; The Lesson of the Fig Tree. The signs will give warning of future events.

Lk 21.34-38; Instruction; Watch Yourselves, you will stand before the Son of Man.

Lk 22.1-2; Conflict; The Plot to Kill Jesus

Lk 22.3-6; Story; Judas to Betray Jesus

Lk 22.7-13; Story; The Passover with the Disciples

Lk 22.14-23; Prophecy-Instruction; Institution of the Lord’s Supper

Lk 22.24-30; Instruction-Prophecy; The disciples argue who Is the Greatest? Those who serve.

Lk 22.31-34; Prophecy; Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

Lk 22.35-38; Prophecy fulfilled; Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus (Isa 53.12)

Lk 22.39-46; Story; Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

Lk 22.47-53; Story; Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

Lk 22.54-62; Prophecy fulfilled; Peter Denies Jesus (Lk 21.31-34)

Lk 22.63-65; Story; Jesus Is Mocked

Lk 22.66-71; Story; Jesus Before the Council

Lk 23.1-5; Story; Jesus Before Pilate

Lk 23.6-17; Story; Jesus Before Herod

Lk 23.18-25; Story; Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

Lk 23.26-43; Prophecy fulfilled; The Crucifixion (Ps 22.18)

Lk 23.44-49; Prophecy fulfilled; The Death of Jesus (Isa 53.12)

Lk 23.50-56; Story; Jesus Is Buried

Lk 24.1-12; Prophecy fulfilled; The Resurrection (Ps 16.10)

Lk 24.13-35; Story; On the Road to Emmaus

Lk 24.36-49; Story; Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Lk 24.50-53; Story; The Ascension