Jesus carries the covenant story of God and Israel to its culmination, and he announces the good news of God’s Kingdom to the poor and the rich.
Eyewitness accounts in the Gospel of Luke show how Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecies relating to the covenant between God and Israel.
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A kingdom for all
The book of Luke documents how Jesus expands God's covenant and Kingdom. Jesus describes a new family of God that includes the poor, outcasts, and others to whom Jesus brings restoration and reverses their life circumstances. He offers freedom from the tyranny of evil and sin to all those who recognize him as the son of God.
Throughout the book, we see that Jesus is indeed the messianic King, but he will claim his throne through suffering and servanthood. His actions usher in an upside-down Kingdom marked by self-giving love, and he challenges his disciples to follow his example and share in his ministry.
The Gospel of Luke compiles eyewitness accounts that show Jesus as fulfilling the Old Testament covenant between God and Israel and creating a new Israel for all humanity.
Jesus ministers to the poor, outcasts, and marginalized as he brings restoration and reversal to people's life circumstances and expands God's covenant to include everyone.
The Prodigal Son
Jesus uses parables, like the prodigal son, to teach his followers about the new upside-down Kingdom that honors humility and welcomes everyone who repents.
Road to Emmaus
Jesus reveals to two of his followers at Emmaus that his disciples will only see him when they submit to his upside-down Kingdom and sacrificially love others.
God's Plan for Mankind
Jesus explains to his disciples that God's plan was always for a suffering Christ to conquer evil through death and resurrection.
Luke: The Gospel of the Savior for Lost People Everywhere
Mark L. Strauss
Mark L. Strauss is a professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego and author of numerous works, most relevant to today's topic being "Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels." We would recommend any serious student of the Gospels give it a tho...
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Follow discussions between Tim & Jon as they prepare to write the "Luke-Acts Miniseries." The Gospel of Luke retells the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. The companion to the Gospel account Luke wrote was Acts, which retells the work of Jesus' spirit after his ascension, and the story of the movement of people he inspired.
Luke-Acts Series Episode 1
An Intro to Reading the Gospels
This episode is our preparation for making a video series that walks through the entire life of Jesus as told by Luke in his Gospel. This first episode is an introduction to what the Gospels are, and what it means to trust them as an accurate representation of what happened in human history. The Gospels are the version of what happened according to his disciples, and not only what happened, but why it all matters.
Luke-Acts Series Episode 2
An Overview of Luke
Tim and I are working on a series of videos that will tell the story of Jesus as recorded by Luke in his gospel. In this episode we do a quick overview of the entire book, working through each of the sections, observing how they all fit together.
Luke-Acts Series Episode 3
Good News for the Poor
Luke Chapters 1-6 ooze with references and allusions to the Old Testament to show how Jesus is the fulfillment of the story of Israel.