Biblical Commentary

  • Luke 3:1-6

    John the Baptist's proclamation in the wilderness (Part 1).

  • Luke 3:7-18

    John the Baptist's proclamation in the wilderness (Part 2).

  • Luke 3:15-22

    John the Baptist is NOT the Messiah. Jesus' baptism (see also Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; John 1:29-34).

  • Luke 4:1-13

    The temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13).

  • Luke 4:14-21

    The people of Nazareth reject Jesus, Part 1 (see also Matthew 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6).

  • Luke 4:21-30

    The people of Nazareth reject Jesus, Part 2. (see also Matthew 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6).

  • Luke 5:1-11

    Jesus calls Peter, James, and John as his first disciples (see also Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20)

  • Luke 6:17-26

    Jesus calls Levi, a tax collector, as his disciple (see also Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17).

  • Luke 6:20-31

    Jesus pronounces blessings and woes (see also Matthew 5:1-12).

  • Luke 7:1-10

    Jesus heals a Centurion's servant (see also Matthew 8:5-13).

  • Luke 7:11-17

    At Nain, Jesus raises a widow's son from the dead.

  • Luke 7:36 – 8:3

    Jesus forgives a woman's sins, thus offending his Pharisee host.

  • Luke 7:36 – 8:3

    Jesus forgives a woman's sins, thus offending his Pharisee host.

  • Luke 8:26-39

    Jesus heals a demoniac in the land of the Gerasenes (see also Matthew 8:28 - 9:1; Mark 5:1-20)

  • Luke 9:11-17

    The feeding of the Five Thousand (see also Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; John 6:1-15).

  • Luke 9:18-24

    Peter says that Jesus is the Messiah (see also Matthew 16:24-28; Mark 8:31 - 9:1).

  • Luke 9:28-43

    Jesus' Transfiguration (see also Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; 2 Peter 1:16-18)

  • Luke 9:51-62

    Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village.

  • Luke 10:1-20

    Jesus sends the Seventy as laborers for the harvest (10:1-12, 17-20). Jesus condemns Chorazin and Bethsaida (10:13-16).

  • Luke 10:25-37

    The Parable of the Good Samaritan (see also Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34).

  • Luke 10:38-42

    Jesus' visit to Martha and Mary.

  • Luke 12:13-21

    The Parable of the Rich Fool.

  • Luke 12:32-40

    Treasure in Heaven (12:32-34). Be watchful for the Lord's coming (12:35-40).

  • Luke 12:49-56

    Jesus brings division rather than peace (see also Matthew 10:34-39).

  • Luke 14:1, 7-14

    Don't sit in the best seat, lest you be required to move. Sit in the low seat, and the host might ask you to move to a better seat.

  • Luke 14:25-33

    The cost of discipleship (see also Matthew 10:34-39).

  • Luke 17:5-10

    "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed..." (17:5-6). "We are only servants who have done their duty (17:7-10).

  • Luke 17:11-19

    Jesus cleansed ten lepers, but only one returned to say thanks.

  • Luke 18:1-8

    The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge.

  • Luke 18:9-14

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

  • Luke 19:1-10

    Jesus invites himself to Zacchaeus’ home.

  • Luke 19:28-40

    Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (see also Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-19).

  • Luke 20:27-38

    Sadducees question Jesus about the resurrection of the dead (see also Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27).

  • Luke 21:5-19

    Jesus foretells the destruction of the Temple (21:5-6) and answers his disciples question, "When will this be, and what will be the signs (21:7-19). (See also Matthew 24:1-14; Mark 13:1-13).

  • Luke 21:25-36

    The Son of Man's coming again (25-28; see also Matthew 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27) The fig tree (29-33; see also Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31). Be careful not to be weighed down by cares of this life (34-38; see also Matthew 24:36-44; Mark 13:32-37).

  • Luke 22:14 – 23:56

    The Lord's Supper (22:14-23). Peter's denial (22:31-34; 22:54-62). Scripture fulfilled in Jesus (22:35-38). Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:39-46). The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53). Jesus is mocking and beaten (22:63-65). Jesus before the Council (22:66-71). Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5). Jesus before Herod (23:6-12). Barabbas (23:13-25). Jesus' crucifixion (23:26-43). Jesus' death (23:44-49). Jesus' burial (23:50-56). See also Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; John 13, 18-19).

  • Luke 22:14 – 23:56

    The Lord's Supper (22:14-23). Peter's denial (22:31-34; 22:54-62). Scripture fulfilled in Jesus (22:35-38). Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:39-46). The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53). Jesus is mocking and beaten (22:63-65). Jesus before the Council (22:66-71). Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5). Jesus before Herod (23:6-12). Barabbas (23:13-25). Jesus' crucifixion (23:26-43). Jesus' death (23:44-49). Jesus' burial (23:50-56). See also Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; John 13, 18-19).

  • Luke 23:33-43

    Jesus' crucifixion (see also Matthew 27:32-44; Mark 15:21-32; John 19:16-24).

  • Luke 24:1-12

    Jesus' resurrection (see also Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-10).

  • Luke 24:13-35

    Walk to Emmaus (see also Matthew 16:12-13).

  • Luke 24:36b-48

    Jesus appears to his disciples (24:36-49; see also John 20:19-23; Acts 1:3-5; 1 Corinthians 15:5). Jesus' Ascension (24:50-53; see also Mark 16:19-20; Acts 1:9).

  • Lucas 24:44-53

    Jesús abre las mentes de los discípulos para entender las Escrituras (24: 44-49). La ascensión de Jesús (24: 50-53; véase también Marcos 16: 19-20; Hechos 1: 9).

  • Luke 24:44-53

    Jesus meets with his disciples after his resurrection and teaches them scriptures that foretold his death and resurrection. He then ascends into heaven. A text for Ascension Day.