The Gospel according to Luke

The Author’s Declaration—chapter 1:1-4

1. The Coming and Preparation of the Apostle-Savior—chapters 1:5—4:15)

A. The Two Annunciations—chapter 1:5-38,
.     and Mary Visits Elizabeth—chapter 1:39-56

01:01-25 New Hope in the Midst of What Is Old (2008)
01:26-56 Mary’s Yes to God (2008); The Word Become Flesh (2009)
–        01:26-38 Mary Mother of God (2014)
–        01:39-55 Celebrating the Incarnation (2012)

B. The Two Births, Circumcisions and Disclosures—chapters 1:57—2:40,
.     and Jesus’ Visits His Father’s House—chapter 2:41-52

01:57-80 The Advent of the One for Whom We have been Waiting (2008)
02:01-21 The Birth of the Savior (2008); The Birth of the Messiah (2009)
02:22-39a A Light for Revelation to the Gentiles (2009)
02:39b-52 Jesus’ Childhood (2012); The Savior Comes of Age (2009)

C. The Two Epiphanies—chapter 3:1-22, The Genealogy—chapter 3:23-38,
.     and The Testing of Jesus—chapter 4:1-13:

03:01-20 The Message of John the Baptist:
–        03:01-20 Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (2008)
–        –        3:01-06 The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness (2012)
–        –        3:07-18 The Need for Repentance (2012)
03:21—04:13 Jesus is Anointed (Christened) with the Holy Spirit and Tested:
–        03:21-38 see above (02:39b-52 The Savior Comes of Age)
–        03:15-22 The Baptism of Our Lord (2013)
–        04:01-15 The Savior Is Tested (2009); The Tempting of Jesus (2013)

Transition: Jesus Returns to Galilee—chapter 4:14-15 

2. The Apostle-Savior Initiates the Jubilee—chapters 4:16—7:15

A. Jesus Introduces His Apostolate in Nazareth—chapter 4:16-30

04:16-30 The Savior’s Inaugural Address (2009)
–        04:16-21 Jesus Introduces the Apostolate (2013)
–        04:22-30 Jesus Foresees the Apostolate Expanding to the Gentiles (2013)

B. Jesus Establishes the Base of His Apostolate in Capernaum—chapter 4:31-41

04:31-44 The Savior’s Home Base (2009); Jesus Begins His Work in Capernaum (2013)

C. Jesus Does an Apostolic Circuit of Galilee— chapters 4:42—6:11

05:01-26 The Savior Frees People, part 1 (2009)
05:27—6:11 The Savior Frees People, part 2 (2009)
–        05:27-39 Following Jesus into a New Beginning (2013)

D. Jesus (the Apostle) Gathers and Describes His Disciples—chapter 6:12-49

06:12-26 Under the Savior’s Wing (2009); The Blessedness of Being in Jubilee (2013)
06:27-49 Jesus’ Instructions to His Disciples (2009)
–        06:27-36 A New Kind of Reaction (2013)
–        06:37-49 Instead of Judging Others, Pay Attention to Yourself! (2013)

E. Jesus Returns to Capernaum—chapter 7:1-10 

07:01-15 The Power of the Savior’s Word (2009)
[The power of the Savior Reaches even the Gentiles through His Word; cf. 4:25-27]

Transition: Jesus Brings the Dead to Life—chapter 7:11-15

07:11-17, Jesus’ Great Compassion and Power (2013)
[Yet the Savior will still be faithful to Israel in its grief and raise the dead to life; cf. Ezekiel 37]

3. The Apostle-Savior Shown to Be the Son of God (7:16—9:50)

A. Who Is Jesus?—chapter 7:16-50

The Friend of Sinners (2009)
07:36—8:03 Human Love Responds to Divine Love in the Midst of Our Sin (2013)

B. The One Who Has Ears Can Hear—chapter 8:1-21

08:01-21 Take Heed How You Hear! (2009)
08:04-21 Take Care How You Listen (2013)

C. The One Who Has Eyes Can See—chapters 8:22—9:21

08:22-39 The Savior’s Care and Compassion (2009)
08:40-56 The Savior’s Faithfulness to Israel (2009)
09:01-17 The Lord of Harvest and Feast (2009)

D. Jesus Reveals Who He Is—chapter 9:12-36

09:18-36 Who Jesus Really Is (2009)
09:28-36 The Transfiguration of Our Lord (2013)

Transition: The Disciples’ Failure—chapters 9:27-62

Part One: Four Examples—chapter 9:27-50

09:37-62 The Failure of the Disciples (2009)

4. Apostle-Savior’s Teaching on His Way to the Cross—chapters 9:51—19:10

Transition Part Two: Four More Examples—chapter 9:51-62

09:51-62 How to Fail at Discipleship (2013)

10:01—13:35 A Summary (2009)

A. Sending Forth New Apostles—chapter 10:1-24
(Presaging the Apostolate among the Gentiles)

10:01-24 Making a New Start (2009)
10:01-20 A New Apostolate (2013)

B. The Foundation of Messianic Communities—chapters 10:25—11:13

10:25-42 First Lessons of the New Life (2009)

(i) The Outsider Who Is Your Neighbor—chapter 10:25-37

10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan (2013)

(ii) Communities of the Word and Prayer—chapters 10:38—11:13

10:38-42 Sitting at His Feet
11:01-13 Pray! (2009)

C. The Conflict with Satan and Blindness to It—chapter 11:14-52

(i) The Conflict with Satan and the Consequence of Human Blindness to It—chapter 11:14-36

The Sign of Jonah (2009)

(ii) The Root of Blindness: Condemnation of the [Shammai] Pharisees’ Practice—chapter 11:37:52

The Religion Trap (2009)

D. Preparing the Disciples: Persecution, Material Anxieties, and the Coming Judgment—chapters 11:53—12:53

11:53—12:12 The Fear of Man Is a Trap (2009)
12:13-34 Our Material Anxieties in the Light of God as Our Father (2009)
12:35-48
12:49-59 The Fire that Jesus Sets Ablaze (2013)

E. Preaching to the People: The Coming (Historic) Judgment on the Nation
.     and the Need to Repent—chapters 12:54—13:35

12:54-59 see above (12:49-59 The Fire that Jesus Sets Ablaze)
13:01-09 Unless You Repent (2013)
13:10-17 Do Not Trivialize God’s Grace (2013)
13:18-21
13:22-35 Do Not Kid Yourselves! (2009)

F. The Lowliness and Generosity of the Gospel Invitation versus the Self-Interest of the Pharisees—chapters 14:1—17:19

14:01-35 The Gospel Invitation (2009)
–        14:01-06
–        14:07-14 Taking the Least Place for the “Lesser” Ones (2013)
–        –        Becoming the Least for the Sake of the Lesser (2016)
–        14:15-24
–        14:25-35 The Cost of Discipleship (2013)
–        –        The Cost of Discipleship, sermon outline (2016)
15:01-10 The Gospel of Grace, part 1 (2009)
–        Seeking the Lost, Receiving the Penitent (2013)
15:11-32 The Gospel of Grace, part 2 (2009); The Prodigal Son (2013)
16:01-31 The Obstacle of Money and Self-Interest (2009)
–        16:01-13 How to Lay Away for the Future (2013)
–        16:19-31 Where Despising the Poor Gets You (2013)
–        –        The Fate of Those Who Love Money (2016)
17:01-19 Caring for the Little Ones; Their Thanksgiving (2009)
–        17:05-10 His Community Is Sustained by Faith and Humility (2013)

G. Be Unattached and Unencumbered as You Await His Coming—chapters 17:20—18:30 

17:20—18:08 Having His Coming in View
–        17:20-37 Remember Lot’s Wife (2009)
–        18:01-08 Pray without Quitting (2013)
18:09-30 Being Unencumbered
–        18:01-30 Hopeful and Unencumbered (2009)
–        18:09-14 Be Unencumbered by Self-Righteousness (2013)
–        –        Being Before God and Letting Go of Our Past (2016)
–        18:15-30 Be Unencumbered by Wealth

Transition—chapters 18:31—19:10 

Blindness and the Gift of Sight (2009)
–        19:01-10 The Seeking One Finds Us (2013)

5. The Apostle-Savior as Judge in Jerusalem (19:11—21:36)

19:11-44 The King Comes to Claim His City (2009)
–        19:28-48 Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem (2013)
19:45—20:19 Prophetic Judgment and Grace (2009)
20:20—21:04 Render to God What Is God’s (2009)
–        20:27-38 It Is Not Over When You Are Dead (2013)
21:05-19 By Your Endurance You will Possess Your Souls (2009)
21:20-36 Lift Up Your Heads! (2009)
–        21:25-36 Being Prepared for the Coming One (2012)

6. The Exemplary Faithfulness and Vindication of the Apostle-Savior (21:37—24:53)

21:37—22:23
22:24-46 The Cross Before Him (2009)
22:47-71 Jesus Betrayed, Misunderstood and Denied, Yet Faithful (2009)
23:01-25 In the Shadow of the Cross (2009)
23:26-43 The Savior on the Cross (2009)
–        23:33-43 Christ the King (2013)
23:44-56a The Completion of the Savior’s Work (2009)
23:56b—24:35 “Remember” and Open Your Eyes (2009)
–        23:56b—24:12 Resurrection of the Sent One (2013)
–        24:13-35 On the Road to Emmaus (2013)
–        –        On the Road to Emmaus (2014)
–        24:36b-48 The Risen Jesus: Manifesting, Fulfilling, and Sending (2015)
24:36-53 The Gift of Word and Spirit (2009)
–      The Easter Ascension and Commission (2013)