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Introduction to Luke

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Examining the outline and structure of the Gospel of Luke reveals the main points and the focus of Luke's Gospel and the book of Acts. Luke and Matthew have some similarities as well as some elements that are distinctive.



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III. Introduction to Luke

A. Outline of Luke

1. Infancy (1-2)

2. Parallel to Mark (3-9:50)

3. Q and L (9:51-18:13)

4. Mark and L (18:14-chapter 23)

5. Resurrection (24)

B. Structure of Luke

1. Infancy (1-2)

2. Introduction to Jesus' Ministry (3:1-4:13)

3. Jesus in Galilee (4:14-9:50)

4. Travel Narrative (9:51-13:34)

5. Ministry in or near Jerusalem (18:35-21:38)

6. Passion and Resurrection (22-24)

C. The Outline of Luke-Acts (A Chiasm with Central Climax)

1. The birth of Jesus in the context of world history and Roman rule

a. Jesus in Galilee

b. Church throughout the Gentile world

2. The preaching of the gospel by Paul extends as far as Rome

D. Synopsis

E. Matthew 14:28-31, 33; Mark 6:51b

F. Comparison of Matthew and Luke

1. Matthew and the Centurion

2. Cultural Background

3. Reference Luke 10:25

4. Examen Text

5. Luke's Theme of Compassion

6. Theme of Prayer

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