Luke 9

For the text of Luke 9, click here. The chapter opens with Jesus sending out the twelve apostles with "power and authority" as was recounted in Matthew 10 and Mark 6. Jesus is mostly quoted the same, though Matthew is a little more wordy as usual and some of the intention does get a little... Continue Reading →

Luke 8

As National Poetry Month has ended, we return to the Book of Luke for our look at the Bible. As mentioned before, this is a study that I'm doing for two reasons. First, I've never read through the whole Bible before and figure it's a good idea as a Christian in general to understand it... Continue Reading →

Luke 7

For the full text of Luke 7, click here. Luke 7 opens with the story of Jesus and centurion which had been Matthew 8. It follows the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew, and so it follows here as well. As with most of the others, the story is mostly the same with same fine... Continue Reading →

Luke 6 Part 2

The Beatitudes of Luke 6 are about 5 beatitudes shy of Matthew 5. “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they... Continue Reading →

Luke 6 Part 1

For the full text of Luke 6, click here. The first story of chapter six is Jesus and His disciples gathering their own grain on the Sabbath. Even this sounds like more work than the way it's described in the actual chapter. It sounds like they were just grazing in that same way my son... Continue Reading →

Luke 5

For the full text of Luke 5, click here. The first thing Jesus does in this chapter is call up the disciples, but this story is distinctly different from the one I'm used to hearing. Jesus doesn't just tell them to drop everything and leave with Him. This time, Jesus first tells them to let... Continue Reading →

Luke 4

For the full text of Luke 4, click here. Jesus was baptized in the last chapter by John the Baptist and it's now time for his temptation in the desert. This is mentioned briefly in Mark 1, but also detailed in the Matthew 4. First is the temptation of the bread after being hungry for... Continue Reading →

Luke 3

For the full text of Luke 3, click here. The beginning of this chapter again makes me think of this gospel as more of a historical accounting than the others. Luke takes the time to set the time and place of John's ministry by specifying who was in power. He begins with the current Roman... Continue Reading →

Luke 1

Luke is the third book of the New Testament and the third gospel of Jesus. Like Matthew and Mark, he tells the story of Jesus yet again through yet another lens. Matthew told the story of the divine who had been prophesied to come save us. Mark told the story of the divine who came... Continue Reading →

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