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The “Jesus Focus” in the Gospel of Luke

Reading The Bible Through The Jesus Lens in Luke

From Biblical Book to Biblical Hook

Chart adapted from Dr. Michael Williams Book

Title for Luke

Luke: Theme

Luke 19:10

“Costly Saving”

The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Christ-Focus in Luke

Implications from Luke

Hooks from Luke

Jesus came to give his life to bring life to sinners.

 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying,

“This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”

 - Luke 22:19-20

With the strength God provides, we must be ready to endure hardship to bring the gospel to the lost.

 “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”

- 2 Timothy 2:1-10

How much would you pay for your salvation?

 Do you regard Jesus’ sacrifice for you as helpful, or necessary, for life?

 Has your faith cost you anything?

 How would you respond if it did?

 How much would you pay for someone else’s salvation?

 Jesus was willing to give his life to save us; would we be willing to do that for someone else (especially our enemies)?

 

 

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