JesusWalk® Lesson Archive:
Disciple Lessons from Luke's Gospel

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Other online lessons from Luke | Lessons in book format

Infancy Narratives (1:5-2:52)

Preliminary Studies


Jesus and John: Early Ministry (3:1-4:13)

  1. A Voice Calling "Prepare" (3:1-6)
  2. Produce the Fruit of Repentance (3:7-14)
  3. Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire (3:15-18)
    Essay: Spirit Baptism, the New Birth, and Speaking in Tongues
  1. Baptism of Jesus and Anointing with the Holy Spirit (3:18-23a)
    Genealogy (3:23b-38, not included)
  2. Jesus' Temptation (4:1-13)

Jesus in Galilee (4:14-9:50)

    Photos of Capernaum (175K)
  1. Jesus' Commission (4:14-19)
  2. Rejection at Nazareth (4:20-30)
  3. Confronting Demons at Capernaum (4:31-37, 41)
    Essay: Demonization and Deliverance in Jesus' Ministry
    Capernaum Photos
  4. Healing the Sick at Capernaum (4:38-44)
  5. The Call of Peter, James, and John (5:1-11)
  6. The Will to Make Lepers Whole (5:12-16)
  7. Salvation for the Whole Person (5:17-26)
    Essay: Religious Leaders in Jesus' Day
    Essay: Son of Man
  8. Calling Levi the Tax Collector (5:27-32)
  9. New Wine in Old Wineskins (5:33-39)
  10. Lord of the Sabbath (6:1-11)
  11. Selection of the Twelve Apostles (6:12-19)
  12. Blessings and Woes (6:20-26)
  13. Love Your Enemies (6:27-36)
  14. Forgiveness over Judgment (6:37-42)
  15. Good Tree, Good Fruit, Good Foundation (Luke 6:43-49)
  16. A Man with Authority (7:1-10)
  1. Raising the Widow's Son at Nain (7:11-17)
  2. Are You the One Who Is to Come? (7:18-28a)
  3. The Least in the Kingdom Are Greater than John (7:28b-35)
  4. Anointing by a Sinful Woman (7:36-50)
  5. Jesus' Traveling Band (8:1-3)
  6. Parable of the Soils 1 (8:4-10)
  7. Parable of the Soils 2 (8:11-15)
  8. Lamps Belong on Lampstands (8:16-21)
  9. Calming the Storm (8:22-25)
  10. The Demonized Man of the Garasenes (8:26-39)
  11. Touching the Hem of Jesus' Garment (8:40-48)
  12. Raising of Jairus' Daughter (8:40-42, 49-56)
  13. Sending Out the Twelve (9:1-10)
  14. Feeding the Five Thousand (9:10-17)
  15. Peter's Great Confession (9:18-21)
  16. Taking Up Your Cross Daily (9:22-26)
    Essay: What Crucifixion Was Like in Jesus' Day
  17. The Transfiguration (9:27-36)
  18. Jesus Sternly Rebukes His Disciples (9:37-56)
  19. Confronting the Disciples' Pride (Luke 9:46-56)

From Galilee to Jerusalem (9:51-19:27)

  1. The Priority of Following Jesus (9:57-62)
    Essay: Intro to Textual Criticism
  2. The Harvest is Plentiful but the Laborers Few (10:1-8)
  3. The Thin Line between Receiving and Rejecting (10:5-16)
  4. I Saw Satan Fall from Heaven (10:17-20)
  5. Joy Inspired by the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:20-24)
  6. The Good Samaritan (10:25-37)
  7. Mary Listens while Martha Labors (10:38-42)
  8. The Lord's Prayer (11:1-4)
  9. Ask, Seek, Knock in Your Praying (11:5-13)
  10. Overpowering the Strong Man (11:14-28)
  11. Good Eyes, Bad Eyes (11:29-36)
  12. Woe to the Pharisees (11:37-44)
  13. Guard Against Hypocrisy (11:45-12:3)
  14. Preparing for Martyrdom and Judgment (12:4-12)
  15. Parable of the Rich Fool (12:13-21)
  16. Winning the War against Worry (Luke 12:22-34)
    Selected Passages on the Second Coming of Christ
  17. Watching for the Master, Waiting for the Thief (12:35-40)
  18. Faithful Head Servants (12:41-48)
  19. Repent before Judgment Falls (Luke 12:49-13:9)
  20. Healing the Woman with a Bent Back (13:10-17)
  21. Mustard Seeds, Yeast, and Discouragement (13:18-21
  1. Strive to Enter the Narrow Door (Luke 13:22-35)
  2. Presuming Places of Honor (14:1-14)
  3. Parable of the Great Banquet (14:12-24)
  4. Cost of Discipleship (14:25-35)
  5. Parables of the Lost Sheep and Coin (15:1-10)
  6. Parable of the Prodigal Son (15:11-24)
  7. Parable of the Elder Brother (15:25-32)
  8. Parable of the Dishonest Steward (16:1-15)
  9. Pressing into the Kingdom (16:16-18)
  10. The Rich Man and Lazarus (16:19-31)
    Topic: Duty to the Poor
  11. Sin, Forgiveness, and Faith (17:1-6)
  12. Dutiful Servants (17:7-10)
  13. The Thankful Leper (17:11-19)

  14. Intro to Eschatology
    Parallels Lk 17 and Mt 24
  15. The Kingdom in Your Midst (17:20-21)
  16. One Is Taken, the Other Left (Luke 17:26-37)
  17. The Widow and the Unjust Judge (18:1-8)
  18. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (18:9-14)
  19. Little Children Come to Jesus (18:15-17)
  20. The Rich Young Ruler (18:18-23)
  21. Leaving All to Follow (Luke 18:24-34)
  22. A Blind Man's Insight and Insistence (Luke 18:35-43)
  23. Saving Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
  24. Parable of the Pounds (19:11-27)

Jesus in Jerusalem (19:28-21:36)

  1. The Triumphal Entry (19:28-40)
  2. Weeping Over Jerusalem and Cleansing the Temple (19:41 - 20:8)
  3. Parable of the Tenants and the Vineyard (20:9-19)
  4. Rendering to Caesar and to God (20:20-26)
  1. Marriage, Resurrection, and the Christ (Luke 20:27-44)
  2. The Poor Widow's Offering (20:45-21:4)
  3. Nation Shall Rise against Nation (21:5-19)
  4. Coming with Power and Great Glory (21:20-27)
  5. Watch and Pray (21:28-36)

Crucifixion and Resurrection (21:37-24:53)

  1. Judas' Betrayal (21:37-22:1-6)
  2. The Last Supper (22:7-20)

  3. Chronology of Jesus' Crucifixion
  4. The Greatest among You Serves (Luke 22:21-30)
  5. Simon, Strengthen Your Brothers (22:31-34)
  6. New Provisions for the Future (22:35-38)
  7. The Garden of Gethsemane (22:39-46)
  8. Jesus' Arrest (22:47-54a)
  9. Peter's Denial (22:54-62)
  10. Before the Sanhedrin (22:63-71)
  11. Before Pilate and Herod (23:1-25)
  1. Father, Forgive Them (23:26-38)
  2. The Thief on the Cross (23:39-43)
  3. Darkness and Death (23:44-49)
  4. Burial in Joseph's Tomb (23:50-56)
  5. The Resurrection (24:1-12)
  6. Appearance on the Road to Emmaus (24:13-35)
  7. Jesus Appears to His Disciples (24:36-46)
  8. Mission and Power (24:47-49)
  9. Ascension (24:50-53)

Copyright © 1985-2017, Ralph F. Wilson. <pastor@joyfulheart.com> All rights reserved. A single copy of this article is free. Do not put this on a website. See legal, copyright, and reprint information.

Sign up now!To be notified about future articles, stories, and Bible studies,why don't you subscribe to our free newsletter,The Joyful Heart, by placing your e-mail address in the box below. We respect your privacy and never sell, rent, or loan our lists. Please don't subscribe your friends; let them decide for themselves.
FirstLast
E-mail
Country(2-letter abbreviation, such as US)
Preferred FormatHTML (recommended) Plain text