Luke summary

Although Luke has some of my favourite set pieces, in general I found it a bit limp compared to the cool directness of Mark and the passion of Matthew. It describes itself as an “orderly narrative” (1:3) and I suppose that’s what it is.

It would be interesting to find out more about the evangelists: who they were, when and why they wrote, and so on.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Bless the bed that I lie on.

4 Comments

  1. Ivan: for some reason I did not have this in my Google Reader so here you have been having all these Scriptural references and I have missed them. I hadn’t seen on Heidi’s lately either so thought perhaps you had decided to quit reading. It will take me some time but I will try to go back through and answer some of your questions. As for Luke, he was a physician so things would orderly and he would concentrate on the healing more than the others. His is also a more historical account which you can probably guess would lend itself to a more “just the facts” approach. He also wrote Acts and if you look at 16:10 & 11 he includes “we” which seems to indicate that he joined Paul’s party here. Acts is also historical-of the early church, the Apostles and mainly about Saul/Paul. Hope that helps.

  2. Since that last comment was so long I decided to break it up. Each Gospel was written from a different standpoint i.e people they wanted to reach. Matthew was written to the Jews in an attempt to establish he idea of Jesus as the Messiah King. Mark was written to the Romans showing Him as a man of action. He reveals Jesus as the suffering Servant (which the Romans would definitely have had trouble with). Luke was writing to all the Gentile world. Some say the Greeks because of his orderly account and focus on miracles and healing. John is writing to all, a universal audience. More than the others he stressed the deity of Jesus and His unique relationship with His Father (hence the basis for many of the confusing statements He makes). Hope this helps.

  3. Ivan said

    Thanks! Very helpful comments.

  4. […] not left with any great impression, as with Luke, written by the same author. On the other hand, its a good preparation for the letters, and (as […]

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