Friday, December 02, 2005

Only Luke is With Me

Some of our Sunday morning adult classes at MoSt Church, such as the 20/20 class, will start a study of the material unique to Luke's Gospel this coming Sun., Dec. 4 while others will begin this same study starting one week later (Dec. 11). For lack of a better title, I'll refer to it as the Only Luke is With Me study. Following is an outline (prepared by Bill Ehlig) that the teacher of your particular class may choose to follow as their guide. You will not want to miss a week of this study so be here at 9:00 a.m. by all means!
1. The births of John & Jesus (1:1-2:40): a two week study of the birth of John and Jesus. Read this section in preparation for this coming Sunday's study!

2. Young Jesus at the temple (2:41-52); Jesus’ preaching in Nazareth (4:16-30); The big catch of fish (5:1-11): These accounts cover the beginnings of Jesus’ ministry.

3. The sinful woman (7:36-50); The ministering women (8:1-3); Mary and Martha (10:38-42); true blessedness (11:27-28): These accounts touch on some of the ways Luke addresses the subject of women.

4. The good Samaritan (10:29-37) and the rich fool (12:13-21): Jesus taught about our using the gifts we have.

5. Watchfulness and faithfulness (12:35-48); teaching on humility (14:7-14); the unprofitable servant (17:7-10): Jesus not only spoke from the fields and flocks, but also from the household and around meals.

6. Parable of the barren fig tree (13:1-9) and conditions of discipleship (14:25-33): stories Jesus told from the perspective of making plans.

7. The lost coin and the lost son (15:8-32): timeless tellings.

8. The unjust steward (16:1-13) and the rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31): People who have possessions and who work with money are a great concern in Luke’s Gospel.

9. The importunate friend (11:5-8); the ten lepers (17:11-19); the unjust judge (18:1-8): Prayer and answered prayer.

10. The Pharisee and the publican (18:9-14) and Zacchaeus (19:1-10): Jesus directed leaders to consider their positions and responsibilities.

11. Those crucified with Jesus (23:39-43).

12. On the Road to Emmaus (24:13-35): This the most detailed discussion of the synoptic Gospels except perhaps for those involving of Pilate.
Oh, and beginning later today, you'll start seeing quite a bit of material for the next three months on this blog relating directly to this material unique to Luke's Gospel. Follow along with me through this journey through some good stuff for your life!