The Gospel of Luke
Natalia, Daniella, Ivette, and Jessica
Mary, "the most excellent fruit of redemption"
The parable's unique to Luke's Gospel portray the unexpected ways in which God's invading kingdom abolishes the standard and accepted social order and reverses conventional beliefs.
"Life's most painful choices are not between good and evil but between the good and the better way"
Universal Salvation: Unlike the other Gospels, Luke shows that salvation is for all people, and not just one specific group, such as Zacchaeus and the parable of the Prodigal Son. Even if one has sinned, they can still enter have eternal life.
In Luke, Jesus' healings and teachings highlight the presence and saving power of God's love for each of us.The three miracles about the lost sheep, lost coin, and prodical son remind us that no one is beyond redemption, and no one is truly lost. God just needs a little bit of faith.
Women appear more often in the Gospel of Luke than all of the other three Gospels combined. Luke tells of the prominence of women in Jesus' ministry. His purpose was to show how God had turned society upside down, and women were and are just as crucial and powerful as anyone in the day. After all, without them, we would not know about the miraculous conception of Elizabeth, the virgin Mary's song of praise and annunciation, and the story of the woman anointing Jesus' feet with her tears and oil.
Luke is structured much like a sandwich. Section 1, or the top bread, starts off with a formal introduction and then goes on by chronologically telling the story of Jesus’ birth through baptism. In Section 2, the middle, you get the story of Jesus’ ministry, which includes 20 miracles and more than 20 parables. In Section 3, the bottom bread, you get the story of the Christian church after Jesus’ resurrection.
Jesus in Luke
- Luke features Jesus' benevolence towards the weak, suffering, and outcasts (basically anyone in need of salvation)
- Jesus humanity is shown and the idea that no one is left out of salvation
- Unlike Mark, Jesus never loses his patience and is compassionate towards his disciples and is even compassionate whilst on the cross towards the thief