Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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8: The Gospel according to Luke

Study Questions

  1. Read through Luke 1-2 and note themes and ideas that Luke is trying to communicate. Then note ways in which these themes appear in other places in Luke’s Gospel.
  2. Read Luke 4:16-30. What did Jesus mean by saying that the Scripture he read had been fulfilled today? What echoes of the Scripture Jesus quotes here do you see throughout the rest of Luke’s Gospel?
  3. Which parables did Jesus introduce while the Pharisees grumbled about His welcoming sinners and eating with them?
  4. Luke traces Jesus’s genealogy all the way back to which Old Testament figure?