The Message of Luke

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Luke the physician was fascinated by people--rich and poor, Jews and Gentiles, men and women, rulers and slaves. In his Gospel he delights to portray Jesus as the Saviour not of an elite group but of anyone, in any condition, who turns to him. Jesus is indeed the Saviour of the world.

Luke knew exactly what he was doing when he wrote his Gospel. He tells us his goal in the opening verses: to set forth an orderly and accurate account of what had been accomplished by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. In this up-to-date exposition, Michael Wilcock gives special attention to these opening words. Then, as he examines the individual deeds and sayings of Jesus, he shows how the structure of Luke's narrative brings out their meaning.

The good news of Luke is still true today. No one is beyond redemption unless he chooses to put himself there. This message has implications not only for our personal lives but for our churches and for society as a whole.


General preface

Author's preface

Chief Abbreviations


The coming of the Saviour
1. Luke introduces the Gospel - 1:1-4
2. 'His people's hope' - 1:5-80
3. The child of good omen - 2:1-52

The deeds of the Saviour
4. The Son of God - 3:1-4:30
5. 'His word was with authority' - 4:31-5:39
6. Israel reborn - 6:1-49
7. Good news - 7:1-8:21
8. Lord of the new Israel - 8:22-56
9. Mission of the new Israel - 9:1-50

The words of the Saviour
10. The way - 9:51-10:42
11. The gift of the Spirit - 11:1-12:12
12. 'When he comes' - 12:13-13:21
13. The narrow door - 13:22-14:35
14. Joy in heaven - 15:1-32
15. The challenge - 16:1-18:14
16. Royal progress - 18:15-19:44

The going forth of the Saviour
17. The temple - 19:45-21:38
18. Satan's hour - 22:1-23:25
19. The cross - 23:26-56
20. The first day of the week - 24:1-53

Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Our current publishing program is focused on three imprints: 1) IVP Books offers general-interest books in categories like Christian living, discipleship, evangelism, missions, apologetics and cultural critique. 2) IVP Academic offers books designed for research and classroom use in areas such as biblical studies, theology, philosophy, science and psychology. 3) IVP Connect offers study guides, multimedia curriculum and foundational resources for churches and small groups.

  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Author: Michael Wilcock
  • Pages: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: August 1984

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