Luke – a “Good News” book

Luke is a “Good News” book (aka Gospel). The emphasis of Luke is Parables and contains more of them than any other Gospel (19 total). It is the third of the synoptic gospels. Luke, a doctor and a Greek Christian, wrote it circa 59-61 A.D. He accompanied Paul on mission journeys, as described in the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote. The key word in Luke is “Son of Man” which is used 80 times. This book was written to record an accurate account “so that you may know the exact truth” (1:4), of the life of Jesus Christ as the perfect Savior of the world. He wrote to the Greeks to present Jesus in His perfect manhood as the “Son of Man,” the Savior of all men. Bible Summary

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Luke 1 – The angel Gabriel foretold the birth of John. He told Mary, “You will have a son named Jesus.” Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord!”

Luke 2 – Mary gave birth in Bethlehem. Angels sent shepherds to see the child. Jesus was presented at the temple. He grew in wisdom and stature.

Luke 3 – John came from the wilderness preaching repentance. Jesus was baptised. He was son of David, son of Abraham, son of Adam, son of God.

Luke 4 – Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. In the synagogue he read out, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me.” He healed all the sick.

Luke 5 – Simon, James and John left everything and followed Jesus. Jesus forgave and healed a paralytic. The Pharisees asked him about fasting.

Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱέ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν

Translated “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner”

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