Lesson 4: The Gospel of Luke
Section 2: Structure and Content


II. Structure and Content

A. Jesus' Beginnings (1:5-4:13)

  1. Birth Announcements

  2. Births and childhoods

  3. John's identification of Jesus

  4. Confirmations as Son of God

B. Jesus' Ministry in Galilee (4:14-9:50)

  1. Sermon at Nazareth

  2. Teaching and Miracles

  3. John the Baptist

  4. Teaching and Miracles

  5. Preparation of the Twelve Apostles

C. Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:27)

D. Jesus' Ministry in and Near Jerusalem (19:28-21:38)

E. Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection (22:1-24:53)


1. According to the lesson, all four gospels deal with the life of Christ chronologically on a larger scale, but they use other guidelines on a smaller scale. What is the main guideline that Luke uses on a smaller scale to organize the events of the life of Christ?

2. Arrange the five major sections of the Gospel of Luke in their proper order, giving the names and the references, as taught in the lesson.

3. What is the name of the angel who announced in Daniel 9 that the exile would last hundreds of years, and who announced both the birth of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus?

4. Describe the identity of each of the following:

5. What was the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth?

6. Why Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist?

7. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages: 
      Luke 4:18-21
      Luke 22:67-70
      Luke 23:43
      Luke 23:46

8. How does the lesson explain the difference between the "Sermon on the Plain" and the "Sermon on the Mount"?

9. How did Jesus answer the disciples of John the Baptist when he sent them to ask Jesus if He was the Messiah?

10. What was the main purpose of Jesus' miracles?

11. Mention the topics of Jesus' teaching during the time of His journey toward Jerusalem.


1. What teachings of Jesus especially spoke to you as you studied this lesson? Explain why.

2. What passage of Luke that was quoted in this part of the lesson especially spoke to you? Explain why.
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