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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92 thoughts on "Luke"

  1. Katie Rykken says:

    Amen Vera, I find my self in this same position and asking the same questions.

  2. Vera KarlottaCordeta says:

    Amen! That’s what I got out if it too. I feel like the Church demands too much of sinners. “Enter our spaces.” “Shame on you for not coming to church.” I feel like a lot of us are more comfortable with taking up John the Baptist’s call to be a voice crying out in the wilderness than we are with inviting, entering, and dining like Jesus. How are we meeting and sitting with the groups we call sinners? How are we showing them honor? And love? That which they don’t deserve and didn’t necessarily ask for, but we bestow anyway because Jesus loves them, just like He did for us? I think, Jesus did not turn people away. But he also did not lose sleep over those who rejected him because of his message. He loved anyway.

  3. Megan says:

    What a call on my life! Ezekiel 34:11-16 is such a promise- THAT IS WHO YOU ARE, Jesus! And because of Christ, that is who I am called to follow. Am I seeking out the lost? What can I do to reach out with that love of Christ? I trust God with opportunities for me to boldly sit with sinners and have the courage to share that love with them.

  4. Jana Knowlton says:

    Jesus came for His people. His heart is for people.

  5. Briana Bennett says:

    I was that 1 sheep. Thank you Jesus for coming for me.

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  7. Robin Jackson says:

    I really enjoyed the study, however, the book has important verses in a color that I cannot read due to glaucoma. Why would they use a font color that blends into white paper?

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