Welcome to our study of the Gospel According to Luke leading up to Christmas. There are 24 chapters in Luke, so we will read one chapter a day starting on December 1 and ending on December 24 ...the eve of the celebration of the arrival of our Savior.
The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) tell the story of the long-awaited Messiah coming to earth to save us. Though they tell the same story, they serve different purposes and together give us a beautiful comprehensive picture of the fulfillment of prophecy and the execution of God’s plan to save us from the beginning.
Luke, who also wrote the book of Acts, emphasizes the humanity of Jesus. His account contains the most stories of healing, showing the compassion of Jesus.
Though Luke didn’t walk with Jesus during His ministry, he joined those who did in the spreading of the Gospel after Jesus ascended to heaven. It is believed his account was written around 63 AD. Luke was the only Gentile (non-Jewish) writer of the Bible and wrote to a Gentile audience. As a physician, Luke provides great detail and helps those not familiar with Jewish tradition understand the significance of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Join us on your own or with family and friends as we read through Luke’s Gospel account this Advent season. Each day we will post a link to read and/or listen to that day’s chapter in Luke, followed by a brief summary of the chapter and some questions to help think through many of the details presented by Luke.
O come, O come, Emmanuel.
Below is a great overview of Luke's Gospel account from the Bible Project...
Note: Much of the commentary accompanying each Luke chapter is taken from our Jesus 365 daily devotionals. Consider joining us, starting January 1, 2020...at the beginning, in Genesis, as we journey through the entire Bible in a year.