The Overview of Luke

  • The Coming Lord

  • Jesus' Mission

  • Jesus' Mission to Jerusalem

  • Jesus' final days

The first half of the Book of Luke

Ch. 1-9 explained (8 mins)

with illustrations - This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought through the first half of the Book of Luke.

TWO Sons

John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John the Baptist

Luke 7:28-30

"I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God...”


Luke 3:16-18 

John answered all of them: “I baptize you with water, but One more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and to gather the wheat into His barn. But He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

With these and many other exhortations, John proclaimed the good news to the people.…



Luke 1:6, "Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations."


Luke 1:46-47, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior”

Nazareth to


Because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee.

Luke 2:4



“When the time came for their purification… according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” Luke 2:22,24.

Leviticus 12:8
“But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.” -

The Preparation of the Son of Man for Public Ministry:

Preparation by Jesus’ Baptism (3:21-22)

The Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:22

Preparation by Jesus’ Genealogy & Lineage (3:23-38)

Luke traces Jesus' lineage to the universal ancestor, Adam. The ancestor of both Jew and Gentile. Asserting Jesus came for all Mankind.

Jeremiah 32:27

Preparation by Jesus’ Temptation (4:1-13)

Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days.

Luke 4:1-2a

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