Introduction

The Gospel of Luke, like Matthew and Mark, is written to a particular audience. Whereas Matthew wrote specifically for a Jewish audience and Mark for the Roman reader, Luke is written to the Greek-speaking world. The original Greek of this Gospel is very skilled and highly polished.

The book of Luke is actually the first of a two-part series—Luke and Acts—which chronicles the coming of the Savior and the beginnings of the early Church. Both were written to a believing, high official named Theophilus, which may be a pseudonym or “nickname” for a high Roman officer. The name translates “lover of God” or “friend of God.” Luke was Paul’s travelling companion in the Acts, as well as Paul’s personal physician (Col. 4:14), and the only Gentile author of a New Testament book.

Luke Chapter 1 (Luke 1) — 

The Birth of John Announced to Zacharias—Luke 1:5-25

The Birth of Jesus Announced to Mary—Luke 1:26-38

Mary Visits Elizabeth—Luke 1:39-45

Mary Magnifies the Lord by Reciting His Word—Luke 1:46-55

The Birth of John and the Prophecy of Zacharias—Luke 1:57-80

Luke Chapter 2 (Luke 2) — 

The Birth of Jesus the Christ—Luke 2:1-7

Matt. 1:18-25

An Angel Appears to the Shepherds—Luke 2:8-20

The Reception of the Christ-child in the Temple—Luke 2:21-38

Incidents From the Early Life of Jesus—Luke 2:39-52

Luke Chapter 3 (Luke 3) — 

John Prepares the Way of the Christ—Luke 3:1-20

Matt. 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8

Jesus Is Baptized by John—Luke 3:21-22

Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; John 1:29-34

The Lineage of Jesus Christ—Luke 3:23-38

Gen. 5:1-32; 11:10-26; Ruth 4:18-22; Matt. 1:1-16

Luke Chapter 4 (Luke 4) — 

The Temptation of Jesus by the Devil—Luke 4:1-13

Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13

Jesus’ Galilean Ministry—Luke 4:14-30

Matt. 4:12-17; 13:53-58; Mark 1:14-15; 6:1-6

Jesus’ Ministry in Capernaum—Luke 4:31-44

Matt. 8:14-17; Mark 1:21-39

Luke Chapter 5 (Luke 5) — 

Four Fishermen Called to Be Disciples—Luke 5:1-11

Matt. 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20

Jesus Displays His Power to Heal—Luke 5:12-26

Matt. 8:1-17, 8:28-9:8; Mark 1:40-2:12

The Call of Matthew/Levi to Discipleship—Luke 5:27-32

Matt. 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17

Jesus Questioned About Fasting—Luke 5:33-39

Matt. 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22

Luke Chapter 6 (Luke 6) — 

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath—Luke 6:1-11

Matt. 12:1-14; Mark 2:23-3:6

Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles—Luke 6:12-16

Matt. 10:1-4; Mark 3:13-19

The Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount—Luke 6:17-49

Matthew 5-7

Luke Chapter 7 (Luke 7) — 

A Soldier’s Faith Rewarded and a Mother’s Grief Removed—Luke 7:1-17

Matt. 8:5-13

Jesus Responds to the Messengers of John—Luke 7:18-35

Matt. 11:1-19

A Sinful Woman Forgiven—Luke 7:36-50

Luke Chapter 8 (Luke 8) — 

A Band of Faithful Women—Luke 8:1-3

Jesus Teaches in Parables—Luke 8:4-18

Matt. 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-25

Faithful Disciples Are Jesus’ True Family—Luke 8:19-21

Matt. 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35

Jesus Displays His Authority over Nature—Luke 8:22-25

Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41

Jesus Delivers a Demon-Possessed Man—Luke 8:26-39

Matt. 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20

Healing Jairus’ Daughter; Restores a Suffering Woman—Luke 8:40-56

Matt. 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43

Luke Chapter 9 (Luke 9) — 

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve—Luke 9:1-9

Matt. 10:5-15; 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29

The Disciples Return; Feeding Five Thousand—Luke 9:10-17

Matt. 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; John 6:1-14

Peter’s Confession; Jesus’ Prediction of His Death—Luke 9:18-22

Matt. 16:13-23; Mark 8:27-33

The Demands of Discipleship—Luke 9:23-27

Matt. 16:24-28; Mark 8:34-38

The Transfiguration of Jesus—Luke 9:27-36

Matt. 17:1-9; Mark 9:1-10; 2 Pet. 1:16-18

The Disciples’ Faith Tested by Demonic Possession; Jesus’ Prediction of His Betrayal; the Dispute about Greatness—Luke 9:37-50

Matt. 17:14-23; 18:1-5; Mark 9:14-37

Jesus’ Prediction of His Betrayal; the Dispute about Greatness—Luke 9:37-50

Matt. 17:14-23; 18:1-5; Mark 9:14-37

Jesus Determines to Go to Jerusalem; Repeats the Cost of Discipleship—Luke 9:51-62

Matt. 8:18-22

Luke Chapter 10 (Luke 10) — 

The Sending and Return of the Seventy—Luke 10:1-24

The Lawyer’s Question and the Parable of the Good Samaritan—Luke 10:25-37

Martha Serving and Mary Worshiping—Luke 10:38-42

Luke Chapter 11 (Luke 11) — 

Jesus Teaches the Disciples How to Pray—Luke 11:1-13

Matt. 7:7-11

Jesus Falsely Accused; Teaches on Satan’s Kingdom—Luke 11:14-28

Matt. 12:22-30, 43-45; Mark 3:22-27

The Sign of Jonah; the Lamp of the Body—Luke 11:29-36

Matt. 12:38-42; Mark 8:11-12

Jesus Pronounces “Woe” on Pharisees and Lawyers—Luke 11:37-54

Matt. 23:1-36; Mark 12:38-40

Luke Chapter 12 (Luke 12) — 

Teaching on Hypocrisy and Courage—Luke 12:1-12

Matt. 16:6-12; 10:28-33

Teaching on Possessions and Priorities—Luke 12:13-34

Matt. 6:19-21, 25-34

Teaching on Faithfulness—Luke 12:35-48

Matt. 24:42-51

End-Time Conditions—Luke 12:49-59

Matt. 16:1-4

Luke Chapter 13 (Luke 13) — 

Repent or Perish—Luke 13:1-9

Healing on the Sabbath—Luke 13:10-17

Parables of the Kingdom and the Narrow Way—Luke 13:18-35

Matt. 13:31-33; 23:37-39; Mark 4:30-32

Luke Chapter 14 (Luke 14) — 

A Healing and a Parable in a Pharisee’s House—Luke 14:1-14

Rejection and Reception of the Gospel Invitation—Luke 14:15-24

Matt. 22:1-14

Jesus Teaches on the Demands of Discipleship—Luke 14:25-35

Matt. 10:34-39

Luke Chapter 15 (Luke 15) — 

The Lost Sheep—Luke 15:1-7

Matt. 18:10-14

The Lost Coin—Luke 15:8-10

The Parable of the Lost Son—Luke 15:11-32

Luke Chapter 16 (Luke 16) — 

The Unjust Steward—Luke 16:1-13

The Law, the Prophets, and the Kingdom—Luke 16:14-18

The Rich Man and Lazarus—Luke 16:19-31

Luke Chapter 17 (Luke 17) — 

The Danger of Offenses; the Power of Faith—Luke 17:1-10

Matt. 17:19-21; 18:6-7; Mark 9:28-29, 42

The Grateful Leper—Luke 17:11-19

The Second Coming of Christ—Luke 17:20-37

Matt. 24:23-28, 37-41; Mark 13:14-16

Luke Chapter 18 (Luke 18) — 

Teaching on Prayer—Luke 18:1-8

Teaching on Humility—Luke 18:9-17

The Rich Young Ruler—Luke 18:18-23

Matt. 19:16-22; Mark 10:17-22

The Lesson Applied—Luke 18:24-30

Matt. 19:23-30; Mark 10:23-31

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection—Luke 18:31-34

Matt. 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-34

The Blind Man Healed—Luke 18:35-43

Matt. 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52

Luke Chapter 19 (Luke 19) — 

Jesus Meets Zacchaeus—Luke 19:1-10

The Parable of the Minas—Luke 19:11-27

Matt. 25:14-30

The Triumphal Entry—Luke 19:28-40

Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-19

Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem—Luke 19:41-44

Matt. 23:37-39

Jesus Cleanses the Temple—Luke 19:45-48

Matt. 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; John 2:12-25

Luke Chapter 20 (Luke 20) — 

Jesus’ Authority Questioned—Luke 20:1-8

Matt. 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33

The Parable of the Vineyard—Luke 20:9-19

Matt. 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12

Another Trap Set for Jesus—Luke 20:20-26

Matt. 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17

The Resurrection Questioned—Luke 20:27-40

Matt. 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27

Jesus Boldly Claims to be God—Luke 20:41-47

Matt. 22:41-46; 23:1-7; Mark 12:35-40

Luke Chapter 21 (Luke 21) — 

The Widow’s Offering—Luke 21:1-4

Mark 12:41-44

Jesus Predicts the Temple’s Destruction—Luke 21:5-6

Matt. 24:1-2; Mark 13:1-2

Signs of Israel’s Last Days—Luke 21:7-19

Matt. 24:3-14; Mark 13:3-13

The Fall of Jerusalem and the Second Coming of Christ—Luke 21:20-28

Matt. 24:15-31; Mark 13:14-27

The Parable of the Fig Tree Taught and Applied—Luke 21:29-38

Matt. 24:32-44; Mark 13:28-37

Luke Chapter 22 (Luke 22) — 

The Satanic Plot of the Chief Priests—Luke 22:1-6

Matt. 26:1-5, 14-16; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; John 11:45-53

Jesus Transforms the Passover into the Lord’s Supper—Luke 22:7-23

Matt. 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; John 13:21-30

Jesus Instructs the Disciples and Peter—Luke 22:24-38

Matt. 26:31-35; Mark 14:27-31; John 13:36-38

Jesus Prays; Is Betrayed and Arrested; Denied by Peter; Mocked and Beaten; and Faces the Sanhedrin—Luke 22: 39-71

Matt. 26:36-7; Mark 14:32-50, 53-72; John 18:1-26

Mocked and Beaten; and Faces the Sanhedrin—Luke 22: 39-71

Matt. 26:36-7; Mark 14:32-50, 53-72; John 18:1-26

Luke Chapter 23 (Luke 23) — 

The Trials of Jesus—Luke 23:1-25

Matt. 27:1-2, 11-26; Mark 15:1-15; John 18:28-39, 19:5-16

The Crucifixion of Jesus—Luke 23:26-49

Matt. 27:32-56; Mark 15:21-42; John 19:17-24, 30

The Burial of Jesus in Joseph’s Tomb—Luke 23:50-56

Matt. 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; John 19:38-42

Luke Chapter 24 (Luke 24) — 

The Resurrection Morning—Luke 24:1-12

Matt. 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-10

Christ’s Appearance on the Emmaus Road—Luke 24:13-35

Mark 16:12-13

Jesus’ Appearance and Instruction to the Disciples—Luke 24:36-49

John 20:19-23; Acts 1:3-5; 1 Cor. 15:5-8