Day3

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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93 thoughts on "Luke"

  1. Brooke Maruska says:

    Jesus came to earth and showed us that His love is for all of His children, especially those who are lost, because they need Him most. He’s also showing us how he expects us to love and treat our neighbors, which unfortunately has been lost on much of society. Jesus is here for the sinners, and PRAISE GOD for that because we are all sinners.

  2. LaJeana Bailey says:

    This reading shows me that despite how far we may stray from God, Jesus was sent to find us and lead us back. Through his blood, our sins are forgiven. It shows that no matter what, Jesus will seek us out and try to bring us back to God. Whether we listen to his call is on us, but he will never stop seeking us out to save us.

  3. Ada Rojas says:

    I count myself so blessed that Gods love is so vast and unending that Jesus came looking for me brought me back to the fold then died …. For me! We are so precious to Him. Thank you father for your unconditional love for us. Be blessed everyone

  4. Katie Teage says:

    I’m returning to the bible after a while. I’d be really interested in peoples responses to Q2 of each day. I’ looking for some guidance on how to answer this and form my own answers from the readings. Thank you lovey ladies in advance ☺️

  5. Rachel Blessum says:

    Praying that the light of Christ shines through me to the lost!

  6. Victoria Lanette says:

    Today’s reading really makes me look at things so different. I’ve been wanting to reach out to an old friend who made a poor decision and in return has caused most of the town to turn against him and look down on him. One mistake. And it’s like wow who are we to judge someone when we are all lost also! I’ve been reading in Luke and everything keeps pointing to me reaching out and today (I’m behind a couple days) really confirmed that for me.

    1. Victoria Fowlkes says:

      That’s so awesome Victoria ! Listen to the Holy Spirit he’s tugging on you to reach out for a purpose ! Keep us posted !

  7. Aimee DiCicco-Ruhl says:

    Praying for you and your son Christine

    1. Christine F says:

      Thank you. Praying God will move mightily in his life, and that the Spirit will give me the words and the quiet when I am with him the next 2 days.

  8. Kim Rich says:

    I’m thankful that Jesus is our shepherd and will seek out those who are lost.

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