ENGC17H3S Feb 25th 2013
Teachings - Luke
Jesus's Miracles & Teachings: Unique Elements in Luke
1)-Luke's depiction of Jesus as healer/ exorcist closely follows Mark's
2)-Luke's depiction of Jesus as teacher
2a)- Accentuates "inclusiveness"
2a,a)-Jesus' rejection by the people in Nazareth (4:23-29)
23And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have
heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years
and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman
And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that
they might cast him down headlong.
2a,a,a)-Denies Jewish expectionalism in the eyes of God
2a,a,a)Jesus calling them out whenever they had prophets they did not follow.
2a,a,b)-Compare with Mark "A prophet is not without honour..." (6:1-6)
2a,a,b)In this narrative they r offended by who Jesus is but not what he is saying. Jesus is complaining
nobody actually gives credit to a prophet if he were to come to him or her.
And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples
plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
3And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred,
and they which were with him;
4How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him;
which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man
whose right hand was withered.
2a,b)-The Good Samaritan (10:29-37)
2a,b)This person asks Jesus who is my neighbor? Jeus tells him about how a priest cross the road and not
bothered to be near the injured person. Jesus then adds that a good samartian come along and help him.
The idea is the gesture defines how the neighbor is. U should treat ur neighbor as ud like to be treated. 29
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which
stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought
him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take
care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
2a,b,a)-One's "neighbor" or brother is a person who has compassion
2a,b,b)-The kingdom banquet (14:12-24)
2a,b,b)If u show kindness to ppl especially those who u know can pay u back, u will be certain that there
will be a reward of some type. If u put good works in ur life u will be recognize.
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat
bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and
I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his
servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and
the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my
house may be filled.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. 2a,c,a)-Inclusion of the outcast of society
2a,c,a)Ppl shouldn't be pushed away if they r different and not privileged. They should get a chance for
guidance. Those with needs have the luxury of choosing to be in the banquet.
Jesus' Miracles & Teachings: Unique Elements in Luke
1)-Luke's depiction of Jesus as teacher (continued)
a)-Highlights God's forgiveness
1a,a)-The lost sheep/ coin (15:4-10)
1a,a)If u lost one sheep out of 99 sheep u will still run and go find it and be grateful. Another story is
about the lady losing the coin. Luke uses example to introduce the story of prodigal son.
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the
wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for
I have found my sheep which was lost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine
just persons, which need no repentance.
8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house,
and seek diligently till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I
have found the piece which I had lost.
10Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
1a,b)-The prodigal son (15:11-32)
1a,b)The son clearly believes he is not titled to the position he is in bc he have sinned. He feels unworthy
to be called a "son" by his father. Not only does the father accepts the son but brings him the best outfits
to wear. The idea here if we compare to the lost sheep and coin, is what is lost now is found. The theme
can be seen as God ever a forgiver to his ppl.
And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided
unto them his living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there
wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare,
and I perish with hunger!
18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be
called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and
shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him
safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy
commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the
31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was
lost, and is found.
b)-Emphasizes that God provides for those who have faith
1b,a)-The midnight asker for bread (11:5-13)
1b,a)The point of Jesus