2nd Quarter 2015: The Book of Luke

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Luke’s Gospel is the longest in the New Testament.

Some miracles appear only in Luke, such as the raising of the widow of Nain’s son (Luke 7:11–18) and the healing of Malchus (Luke 22:50, 51). (For other miracles, see Luke 5:4–11, 13:11–17, 14:1–6, 17:11–19.) Many parables are peculiar to Luke, including several famous ones: the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–37), the rich foolish man (Luke 12:16–21), the prodigal son (Luke 15:11–32); the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31), and the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:10–14). The Zacchaeus story (Luke 19:1–10) is also Luke’s unique contribution.

Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Luke claims to have surveyed the historical materials, interviewed the eyewitnesses (Luke 1:2), and then with “perfect understanding of all things” wrote “an orderly account” that readers “may know the certainty” of Jesus and His good news (vss. 3, 4, NKJV). When asked if he would recommend a good biography of Jesus, the great theologian James Denney replied, “Have you tried the one that Luke wrote?” Good idea. Let’s try it together, as a world church, this quarter.

John M. Fowler has served the church for 53 years as pastor, theology and philosophy teacher, editor, and educational administrator. As author of numerous articles and books, he has written two other Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides: “The Cosmic Conflict Between Christ and Satan” (2002) and “Ephesians: The Gospel of Relationships” (2005).

Obtain and read PDF lessons here or as HTML web pages on SSnet.org 


2nd Quarter 2015: The Book of Luke podcast >>
Lesson Title Webcast Video Audio Notes
1 - The Coming of Jesus (Apr. 4)
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2 - Baptism and the Temptations (Apr. 11)
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3 - Who Is Jesus Christ? (Apr. 18)
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4 - The Call to Discipleship (Apr. 24)
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5 - Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath (May 2)
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6 - Women in the Ministry of Jesus (May 9)
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7 - Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer (May 16)
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8 - The Mission of Jesus (May 23)
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9 - Jesus, the Master Teacher (May 30)
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10 - Following Jesus in Everyday Life (June 6)
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11 - The Kingdom of God (June 13)
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12 - Jesus in Jerusalem (June 20)
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13 - Crucified and Risen (June 27)
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