from the This Is the New Testament reading plan

Luke 15:1-7, Luke 19:1-10, Jeremiah 50:6-7, Jeremiah 50:17-20, Ezekiel 34:11-16, Ephesians 1:7-8

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. As we read, we’ll gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. 

What Is Luke? This Gospel was written by Luke, a physician and coworker of the apostle Paul. It is a detailed account of the life and ministry of Jesus. Luke places special emphasis on Jesus’s concern for including social outsiders and seeking the lost. Luke is the longest book in the New Testament and contains many stories and teachings found only in this Gospel.

How Luke Fits Into the Story: Luke’s Gospel has a unique focus on Jesus as a friend of sinners and Savior of the world. In focusing on Jesus as the Son of Man who came to seek and save the lost, this Gospel pays close attention to how Jesus engaged with the marginalized. It also highlights His conversations with the religious leaders of the day, as well as His teachings on the nature of the kingdom of God. Luke shows how the salvation, predicted by Old Testament prophets, has arrived in Jesus and is available to the whole world.

Reflection Questions: 
1. How does Luke 19:1–10 clarify your understanding of Jesus’s mission on earth? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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98 thoughts on "Luke"

  1. Jessica Serafini says:

    I am a sheep that has wondered time and time again, yet as God as my shepherd, I am found and restored. God does not expect us to be perfect or to live a life free of sin. That is why he came to us on Earth and died on the cross… the tear the curtain that separated us from heaven. When I do stray, I find comfort in knowing that God, my God, will always come looking for me. My only duty is to be willing to be found and held in his arms.

  2. Kamryn Turner says:

    He said “I myself will seek them out” that’s powerful and a testament to His love for us, that the God of the world would take time to find us and then meet us exactly where we are with His grace.

  3. Lauren Newsome says:

    God doesn’t want me to be perfect. Or look like I have it together on the outside. He wants me to be his light and love him. He sought out the sinner in the crowd. The man who others didn’t befriend. He wanted him the same as he wants me

  4. Brandy Deruso says:

    The blood that gives me strength from day to day it will never lose its power

  5. McKenzie Lenz says:

    Jesus seeks the lost and saves them. He redeems us from sin.

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