The Gospel of Luke
"Jesus Christ: Behold The Man" (Zechariah 6:12)

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Brief Outline:
I.    Preface: The Method and Purpose of Writing, 1:1-4
II.    The Identification of the Son of Man with Men, 1:5-4:13
III.    The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, 4:14-9:50
IV.    The Repudiation of the Son of Man by Men, 9:51-19:27
V.    The Condemnation of the Son of Man for Men, 19:28-23_56
IV.    The Vindication of the Son of Man before Men, 24:1-53


The Gospel According To Luke
Dr. George Boddis

Introduction  1:1-4

I.    The Coming of the Savior  1:5-2:52
    A.    Announcement of the birth of the forerunner  1:525
    B.    Announcement to Mary the mother of Jesus  1:26-39
    C.    Visit of Mary to Elizabeth  1:39-56
    D.    Birth of John the Baptist  1:57-80
    E.    Birth of Jesus  2:1-7
    F.    Announcement to the shepherds  2:8-20
    G.    Circumcision and presentation in the temple  2:21-38
    H.    Residence in Nazareth  2:30-40
    I.      Visit to Jerusalem at age 12  2:41-52

II.    The Savior's Preparation for His Work  3:1-4:13
    A.    Ministry of John the Baptist  3:1-20
    B.    Baptism of Jesus  3:21-2
    C.    The genealogy of Jesus  3:23-38
    D.    The temptation of Jesus  4:1-13

III.    The Savior's Ministry in Galilee  4:14-9:50
The principal events of this ministry may be summed up as follows:
    A.    He presents His claims in Nazareth and is rejected  4:14-30
    B.    He performs mighty works in Capernaum and vicinity  4:31-44
    C.    Call of Peter, James and John, and also of Levi  5:1-39
    D.    Teaching the doctrines of the Kingdom  6:12-9:50
    Among these teaching may be noted:
            1.    The principles of the Kingdom  6:12-49
            2.    Mighty works which illustrate the power of faith and the compassion of Jesus  71-18
            3.    The mission of Jesus illustrated in the reply to John's disciples and the anointing in Simon's house  7:19-50
            4.    Discourses illustrating the growth of the kingdom of God  8:1-18
            5.    Works of Power  8:19-56
            6.    The sending out of the disciples and the feeding of the five thousand  9:1-17
            7.    The great declaration concerning His Deity and the transfiguration  9:18-50

IV.    The Savior's Ministry in Judea  9:51-19:27
    A.    The journey toward Jerusalem and events connected therewith  9:51-62
    B.    Sending out the seventy disciples  10:1-24
    C.    The parable of the good Samaritan and the episode of Martha and Mary  10:25-42
    D.    Teaching concerning prayer  11:1-13
    E.    Teachings and works presenting the contrast between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Satan  11:14-13:30
    F.    Lamenting over Jerusalem  13:31-35
    G.    Parables illustrating the work of the Savior -- the great supper, the conditions of discipleship, the lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son, and the unjust steward  14:1-16:18
    H.    Our Lord lifts the veil on Hades  16:19-31
    I.      Teachings concerning offences, forgiveness, faith and service  17:1-10
    J.     Continuation of the journey to Jerusalem and events connected therewith  17:11-19:27
            The Principal events are the healing of the ten lepers, the blessing at Jericho, and the invitation to Zacchaeus.  Certain teachings are found in this division.

V.    The Savior's Ministry at Jerusalem  19:28-21:38
    A.    Entry into Jerusalem  19:28-48
    B.    Controversy with Jewish leaders  20
    C.    The widow's two mites  21:1-4
    D.    Discourse concerning the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Advent  21:5-38

VI.    The Savior's Passion and Death  22:1-23:56
    A.    The last Passover and the first Lord's Supper  22:1-28
    B.    The betrayal  2:39-53
    C.    Trial and condemnation of Jesus  2:54-23:26
    D.    The crucifixion  23:27-49
    E.    The burial of Jesus  23:50-51

VII.    The savior's Victory  24
    A.    The resurrection  24:1-12
    B.    The appearance to the two disciples  24:13-35
    C.    Appearance to the apostles  24:36-49
    D.    The ascension  24:50-51
    E.    Return of the disciples to Jerusalem  24:52-53

Drummond called Luke "The most beautiful book in the world."  It is, as literature, a gem of writing.  You will remember that, in the providence of God, it is particularly written to met the needs of the Greeks, who loved "the good, the true, and the beautiful," by the only New Testament writer with a Greek name.  God's inspiration does not invade a man's style and vocabulary, but guards against error.

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2.  The Brief Outline

2.  The Gospel According to Luke, Dr. George Boddis

[1] Mason, Dr. Clarence E. Jr. Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Professor Emeritus, Philadelphia College of Bible, (c.1971) New Testament History: The Book of Matthew. Class Notes