Day 3

Luke

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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81 thoughts on "Luke"

  1. Kim Rich says:

    This is comforting as I have many on my mind that are lost.

  2. Christine Friend says:

    I needed this so much today. My son is a lost sheep. I hope he needs the call of his shepherd

  3. Claire B says:

    So much need here… prayer for each request. Prayer Warriors are a mighty thing.

  4. Crystal Johnson says:

    A friend told me that churches aren’t for displaying the perfect saints, it’s a hospital for all Christians. ❤ this resognates with the story of Zaccheus.

    1. Vickie Muller says:

      ❤❤❤

  5. Jarin Olvera says:

    It feels really good to know that Jesus would come looking for me even if he had 99 other sheep and I was the lost one. I am so grateful that God loves broken people like me and that I matter so much to Him. Having been through a massive amount of childhood trauma, I find it very healing each time I read about how much God loves broken people.

  6. Stacey Pittsinger says:

    I can still remember the Sunday school card with the picture of Zaccheus in the tree. Do they still have those? Anyway the focus was always on the actions that Zaccheus took to seek Jesus. Today I saw how Jesus engaged a man who did a little extra to get a glimpse. I want to remember that he pursues us!!! What a wonderful blessed thing!!

    1. Victoria E says:

      I remember that picture too Stacey!

  7. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love that Jesus goes after that one sinner. We are all special in his eyes. I pray that I would treat the people around me like that; making it clear that every individual is important and loved by God. This passage makes me think of a song by audio adrenaline called leaving 99. Listen to this song if you get a chance:)

  8. Dorothy says:

    Arina in the time of Jesus yes they would have left the other sheep because every one mattered. The sheep were there means of support and how they made their money. They sold the sheep to get food or clothing or money. It’s not like today.
    ERB, I’ve found if the medicine is helping that most of the time the side effects will go away or become so slight that it is very easy to deal with them. Hope and pray this is the case for you.
    NADS thanks for the info, I’ll look into it.
    For all who have problems with fear, I recommend listening to the song “Fear Is a Liar” by Zach Williams. It has a great message.

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