Material unique to Luke: categorized

Any arrangement of the various themes in Luke’s Gospel is by nature a subjective listing and rather arbitrary in nature, for Luke’s themes interweave and overlap. Nevertheless, one way to categorize the material unique to Luke’s Gospel follows below. This is essentially the same list as the one I printed last week, only grouped together here by subject.

Purpose
How / why this Gospel was written – 1:1-4

The birth narratives
Gabriel & Zachariah – 1:5-25
Gabriel & Mary – 1:26-38
Mary & Elizabeth – 1:39-45
The Magnificat – 1:46-56
Birth of John the Baptist – 1:57-66
Zechariah’s prophecy – 1:67-80
The census, journey to Jerusalem & a full inn – 2:1-7
The angels & the shepherds – 2:8-20
Jesus’ circumcision & the temple offering – 2:21-40
The boy Jesus in the temple – 2:41-52

Of John the Baptist
The date of John the Baptist’s ministry – 3:1-2
John’s specific teachings – 3:10-14

Jesus’ identity
This portion of the genealogy of Jesus – 3:23-38
The stones would cry out – 19:39-40
Jesus appears to his disciples – 24:36-43
On the road to Emmaus – 24:13-35

Rejection
Portions of Jesus’ visit to Nazareth – 4:17-21,23,25-30
Rejection by a Samaritan village – 9:52-56
Herod’s desire to kill Jesus – 13:31-33
Jesus’ grief over Jerusalem – 19:41-44

Miracles
The large catch of fish & the call of Simon – 5:4-9a
The widow’s son healed in Nain – 7:11-17
A woman healed on the Sabbath – 13:10-17
A man healed on the Sabbath – 14:1-6

Parables/stories
The old and new wine – 5:39
The good Samaritan – 10:29-37
The friend who knocks at night – 11:5-8
The rich fool – 12:16-21
The barren fig tree – 13:6-9
The lost coin – 15:8-10
The lost son – 15:11-32
The shrewd manager – 16:1-13
The rich man and Lazarus – 16:19-31
The persistent widow & the judge – 18:1-8
The tax collector & the Pharisee – 18:9-14

Women
The forgiving of a sinful woman – 7:36-50
The women who supported Jesus’s ministry – 8:1-3
Mary & Martha – 10:38-42
Women preparing spices for Jesus’ burial – 23:56

Discipleship
Farewell of a would-be follower – 9:61-62
The sending & return of the 72 – 10:1-2,17-20
Much given, much demanded – 12:41-48
Counting the cost of discipleship – 14:28-33
The foretelling of Peter’s denial – 22:31-33

Jesus’ message/mission
The setting for “The Model Prayer” (“Our Father”) – 11:1
Jesus’ mission – 12:49-50
Repent or perish – 13:1-5
Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem – 21:37-38
Two swords – 22:35-38
Jesus’ final commission & ascension – 24:44-53

Correction
True blessedness – 11:27-28
Sayings on conduct at dinners – 14:7-14
The Pharisees reproved – 16:14-15
The coming of God’s kingdom – 17:20-21
On the road to the cross – 23:27-32

Possessions
Warning against greed – 12:13-15
Zacchaeus – 19:1-10

Staying alert
The blessedness of vigilance – 12:35-38
More on vigilance – 21:34-36
Satan entering Judas – 22:3a

Humility/gratitude
We are but unworthy servants – 17:7-10
The cleansing of the ten lepers – 17:11-19
Who is greater? – 22:27

The coming of the Son of Man/kingdom
The coming of the Son of Man – 17:28-30
Regarding Jerusalem’s destruction – 21:18,21b,22,24,28
Eating and drinking in the kingdom – 22:15-18

Jesus’ innocence
Jesus before Herod – 23:6-12
Pilate declares Jesus innocent – 23:13-16
The two criminals crucified with Jesus – 23:39b-43
Jesus’ words and the centurion’s statement – 23:46,47b-48

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