Book of Luke
from the Holy Bible
verse includes study commentary for daily
Learn more about Jesus Christ
with these Bible
study lessons from
the Book of Luke. Read as the New Testament
Scripture takes you through the birth, life, death
and resurrection of the Christ. Studying how God
works in the lives of others will help you to live
better by applying
the lessons to your
Bible Study Lessons - Luke
1:1-25 - Birth Announcement of John the
Promise Of The Birth Of John
The Baptist to Zechariah and Elizabeth
16-17 - John the Baptist
Foretelling the mission of
John the Baptist
1:26-38 - Mary Learns about Jesus'
Promise Of The Birth Of Jesus
1:39-56 - Mary Visits
Mary Visits Elizabeth
1:57-80 - Birth of John the
John The Baptist is
2:1-20 - Birth of Jesus
The Birth of Jesus
2:8-20 - Shepherds See the Angels
An Angel comes to the
2:15-19 - Shepherds Visit
The Shepherds Visit Baby
2:21-40 - Baby Jesus in the Jewish
Baby Jesus Is Taken To The
Temple To Be Presented In A Jewish Ceremony.
2:41-52 - 12 Year Old Jesus in the
Letting go of children is
part of the Bible study lesson for these verses
from Luke. Mary finds Jesus at Jerusalem asking and
answering questions but still sees the little boy
she raised from birth. Are we afraid of letting go?
3:1-18 - John the Baptist Preaches Repentance -
Coming of Christ
Ever prejudged a person
solely on appearance? Well, if you believe outward
looks tells what a person is on the inside, you
might want to read this Luke Bible study lesson
about how John the Baptist, a loner from the
desert, preaches repentance and the coming of Jesus
Christ. He was not much to look at but John went
down in history as one of the greatest people in
3:19-22 - Baptism of Jesus
This is how the ministry of
Christ began - with the baptism by John the
Baptist. Why did Jesus go down to the river instead
of proclaiming who he was to the religious leaders
in Jerusalem? Why was Jesus baptized? These
questions answered and more in the Bible study
lesson you are about to read.
3:21-22 - The Trinity and Baptism of Jesus
This continues the Scripture
lesson about the baptism of Christ but is more
relevant to the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit which is clearly mentioned here.
4:1-13 - Satan Tempts Jesus
Did Jesus have temptation?
Yes, according to this Bible study lesson from
Luke, it's very clear that Satan is a real being
who raises his head to tempt and discourage those
who are making an effort to follow Christ. How do
we overcome when we are tempted? Read on
4:14-30 - Nazareth Rejects Jesus
Learn why Jesus was rejected
in Nazareth and the people turned to an angry mob
while he was teaching in the synagogue.
4:31-37 - Jesus Teaches with
This Bible study lesson from
Luke teaches us - when obstacles come brought on by
Satan, Jesus' authority still prevails today.
People are amazed at the knowledge of Jesus in this
4:38-44 - Jesus Heals and Preaches in
In this Bible study lesson
Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law and tells about
preaching the kingdom of
5:1-11 - Jesus Helps in Catching
Luke tells how Jesus performs
the miracle of catching fish and how Peter became
one of the first disciples. God does care about the
"little" things in our lives.
Heals Man with Leprosy - Luke
Jesus performed many miracles
and healed many people during his short ministry.
The leper is just one example of how faith in God
can work wonders in healing and forgiveness from
sin. We just need to learn how to trust and accept
that Jesus can help.
Heals the Paralyzed Man - Luke
The four men and the
paralytic. You know the story of how they lowered
the man through the roof but whose faith moved
Jesus to heal?
Eats with Sinners - Luke
Jesus says it's the sick who
need a physician as He eats with sinners and tax
collectors at the house of Matthew. Admitting sin
is the theme of this message.
Explains Fasting - Are We Too Rigid? Luke
Once again the Pharisees are
questioning Jesus (trying to trap him of course)
about fasting. His explaination of why is revealing
and the winskins parable can give us reason to
think about our reluctance to change.
Works on the Sabbath - Luke
In these verses Jesus is
encountered by the Pharisees because his disciples
were hungry and picked up wheat from a field to
eat. Which law did they really break? Do we have
too many rules too? Read on ..
Selects His Twelve Disciples - Luke
We all have choices to make
in life. This Bible study lesson touches on the
names of the 12 disciples but most importantly
explains what Jesus did before making his final
decision. Learn more about how to make your
decisions here ..
of Christ - Luke 6:17-26
Scroll through the 8
beatitudes as told in Luke but focus on the first
few sentences of the crowds who followed Jesus -
many times for the wrong reasons.
Your Enemies - Luke 6:27-36
During the time of Christ,
the Roman Empire ruled over Israel. People hated
them but Jesus tells how to treat enemies. No
surprise if you've read about Christ.
Other People - Luke
When we point a finger at
someone for their faults, remember that there are 5
more pointing back at us. This is the subject of
the Bible study lesson from Luke about criticizing
other people. What did Jesus say about the speck
and the log?
or Sand Foundation Luke
We all need a firm
foundation. This can be accomplished when we obey
God and use him to comfort and strengthen us during
the tough times which are sure to
and the Roman Centurion - Luke
This is the other side of the
story told by Luke about the Roman centurion who
came to Jesus (or did he?) to ask for healing of
his servant. This study is more about the
relationship between Jews and Rome.
Baptist Has His Doubts - Luke
These verses tell a story of
faith - or lack of it and the doubt comes from one
of the most famous people of the New Testament -
John the Baptist. If he had trouble with believing,
what about us? See what Jesus does about John's
and Sinful Woman - Luke
According to the New
Testament we are all sinners - we fall short of the
glory of God as stated in Romans but Jesus
clarifies during this brief contrast between a
sinful woman and Simon, the Pharisee that one would
receive greater forgiveness than the other. Why?
Read this study lesson for an explanation.
of Four Soils - Luke 8:1-15
Jesus teaches in parables but
not all will understand. We need to know what we
should do as Christians to make sure some of our
"seed" falls on good soil as Christ commanded. Read
the story for understanding and a new look at what
we are supposed to do.
Calms the Storm
Problems can sometimes seem
impossible to solve. This is why faith is so
important in order to turn these situations over to
God - who can solve them. The Sea of Galilee is
angry in this study lesson but Jesus calms the
storm with one breath.
Casts Demons into a Herd of
Are we at risk today from the
influence of demons? This lesson tells us that our
faith can be shaken by forces of evil we don't
always have control over - but God does! Read the
story of the swine and see a revelation of who
Restores Girl's Life - Luke -
Let's examine what went on in
this reading and learn why Christ did not want to
focus just on miracles. Jairus shows faith and
humility and his daughter is brought back to life.
Sends Out the 12 Disciples
This small group of verses
has a profound impact on what Christ charges us to
do. He sent the disciples out with a go, serve,
tell attitude which in many cases we fail to
understand in that order.
Herod was hearing all sorts
of stories about who Jesus was from a resurrected
John the Baptist to one of the other prophets. Many
people today are confused too. Read the story to
Feeds Five Thousand People - Luke
You've heard the story of
loaves and fishes, haven't you? Well, this study is
more about how God gives us what we need when he
asks us to do a job for him - Do we have enough
faith to get started?
Predicts His Death and Resurrection - Luke
This is a lesson many
Christians (including me) try to avoid. We can go
to church every Sunday and still not know the true
meaning of following Christ. A scary Scripture
reading and a shaky commentary. Read and decide for
of Jesus Christ on the Mountain - Luke
When Jesus is transfigured,
John, James and Peter are astounded. They are
finally getting the revelation needed to spread the
word about Christ after his death and resurrection.
But, they didn't want it to end.
of Demon Possessed Boy - Luke
As we grow in Christianity,
we many times can have a clearer picture of what
evil is - and it can frighten us. Is this what
happened to the disciples when asked to heal the
demon possessed boy?
is the Greatest Disciple? Luke
Taking into account that all
the disciples were personally chosen by Christ, did
any one stand out from the crowd? Jesus, describes
who the greatest is to the dismay of some who
of Following Jesus Luke 9:51-62
It's easy to be a Christian,
right? Well, yes if we never do anything after
saying the salvation prayer. But, Jesus shows in
these verses that following him has consequences -
and it's not always going to be an easy road. Study
some of the "excuses" given by those who met him
Sends Out 72 Messengers - Luke
There were 12 disciples,
right? Well, the better known people in Jesus'
inner circle were 12 but, truth is Jesus had many
followers. This is the story of 36 teams of two
people each who were sent ahead to gather more
workers and prepare the hearts and minds of the
people for Christ's' visit. Were they super
qualified? Read more ...
Good Samaritan - Luke
Why was the good Samaritan
such an important lesson for the lawyer to learn?
After all, he completely understood what the law
stated when it came to loving God and our
But, these were just words -
are they just words to us too? Find out in this
study of the Good Samaritan. ...
and Martha - Luke 10:38-42
The time we spend talking to
God can be just as important as the time we spend
doing work for Him as we will see in this chapter
reading about Jesus' visit with Martha and
Prayer - Luke 11:1-13
Recognized by most people,
The Lords Prayer is not fully understood. Jesus
teaches His disciples how to pray in this passage
from Luke. We can apply this outline when we pray
too! Read today ...
& Demons - Luke 11:14-28
Read how once again the
Pharisees try to entrap Jesus - this time by
calling Him a demon. He casts out the evil spirits
and the kingdom of God wins in this study lesson
from Luke. ...
Talks about Unbelief - Luke 11:29-32
Why did the Jews have such a
hard time believing in Jesus? While gentiles were
embracing Him they were more in the business of
rejection. Let's look at how Jesus is paralleled
with Jonah and why people believed Solomon but not
Did the Pharisee Love? - Luke
Just the thought of Jesus
having dinner with the Pharisees and lawyers seems
strange but that was His way. He came to expose
their so-called "righteous" behavior of rituals
such as ceremonial washing when they had evil
motives on the inside. Read and see ..
Jesus Says about Hypocrisy - Luke
In this passage from Luke
Christ tells the disciples and people to
Beware of the leaven..". He is talking about
the Pharisees' hypocrisy and their movement away
from God. The question for us as Christians is; Are
we more like the disciples or those Pharisees?
of the Rich Fool - Luke
Jesus almost always turned
any questions into teaching opportunities and the
question about dividing wealth was no exception. He
talks about the quest for wealth based on greed in
the parable of the rich fool - giving a warning for
us when it comes to accumulating more stuff just to
own more stuff.
Says Not to Worry - Luke
If you worry about things
like money and possessions then Christ says don't.
God takes care of the birds and the flowers but
cares much more for us. So, why wouldn't he take
good care of us? Learn what Jesus says about worry
in this lesson.
Prepared for the Second Coming -
No unclear message in these
verses. Jesus points out the differences between
those who are ready and those who are not in this
passage. After reading, we may all have to take a
closer look at our life priorities. ..
Christ - or Family? - Luke
This is one of the toughest
passages in the Bible for Christians and
non-Christians. Jesus speaks very clearly about
making choices and what is going to happen when he
returns. Choosing sides. ..
Says "Repent" - Luke 13:1-9
Did you know that everybody
on this earth is going to die? Of course you do!
There is no escape from the inevitable but there is
a promise Jesus made in Luke for us. Do you know
what it is? Read on..
on the Sabbath - Luke
If the sign says "No
Swimming" and you see a person drowning in a pond,
do you break the law to save them or follow it,
allowing them to drown? Of course you know the
answer but the Pharisees didn't seem to understand
that love and compassion prevailed over laws -
Gets Into the Kingdom of God? - Luke
"I do not know where you are
from.". I can't even fathom hearing these words
from Christ when I get to the door of heaven, can
you? Yet, it's true according to this passage in
Luke that many will hear them. Read and see how we
can be assured ..
Grieves for Jerusalem - Luke
Prophets had been rejected
time and time again by the people of Jerusalem but
Jesus was determined to reach his ultimate goal.
This is the beginning of the trip leading to our
salvation as Christians.
Not Seek Honor - Luke 14:7-14
In the world today it's hard
to imagine not trying to "get ahead" to gain
prestige and honor among our fellow man (woman).
But Christ plainly says don't do it and he explains
what will happen when we try to get to the front of
of the Great Feast - Luke 14:15-24
What is all this about
parties and invitations and RSVP declining the
invitation? Jesus tells in his parable of the great
feast that many people are invited to his "party"
but most will not accept the invitation. It sheds
some light on the urgency of our job as Christians.
of Being a Disciple - Luke 14:25-35
This is one of the most
difficult lessons in the Bible. Luke tells about
what Christ says to the superficial crowds.
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come
after Me cannot be My disciple". What does this
mean for us as Christians? Can we really go the
distance? Read more...
Sheep Parable - Luke 15:1-10
As we learn in Luke and other
gospels of the New Testament, Jesus never had any
problem whatsoever eating with people of sin or
touching someone with an incurable disease. Why? He
gives an explanation to the Pharisees in this
parable about one lost sheep.
Manager Parable - Luke 16:1-18
Seeing into the hearts of the
Pharisees, Jesus tells the story of the shrewd
manager. Having wealth here on earth gets the
thumbs up from other people but doesn't always
agree with what God has in mind.
Beggar and the Rich Man - Luke
Yet another story about
wealth. Was Jesus against those who had money? Not
at all but He was concerned with the rich people
who only used their money for self-indulgence. His
point here is that we all should help those who
cannot help themselves. Common sense - but not
and Faith - Luke 17:1-10
A person has hurt you. Do you
retaliate or forgive? How much faith do you need in
order to forgive? These are some questions Jesus
faced from his disciples - and, he still hears them
from us. Read to see what the Scripture says about
faith and forgiveness.
Heals Ten Men with Leprosy- Luke
Have you ever asked God for a
miracle and it happened? There are times in our
lives when a miracle is the only answer but there
are other situations which need a little nudge.
This lesson is about the ten men Jesus healed of
leprosy. Guess how many came back to thank him?
is the Kingdom of God Coming? - Luke
This question has been asked
during and many times since the period of Christ
but we'll see what Jesus has to say when the
Pharisees asked when is the kingdom of God coming?
Let's go to the Bible for his answer.
of the Persistent Widow - Luke
Do you have faith that your
prayers will be answered? In the parable of the
persistent widow, Jesus answers this question.
of the Two Men Who Prayed - Luke
Jesus tells us in this
parable of the two men who prayed that we should
remember who we are praying to. We need to pray
like the tax collector in the story and not the
18:18-29 - "The Rich Man and the Camel Through the
Eye of a Needle"
"It's easier for a camel to
pass through the eye of a needle than..." you know
the rest. Here is a Bible study lesson about
getting into heaven.
19:1-10 - Zaccheus and the Sycamore
Tree - This lesson
covers a familiar story and I hope you will enjoy
it. But, most of all, let's understand what it
means when Jesus goes to the house of the tax
collector Zaccheus to eat. The people grumbled but
Christ knew exactly what He was doing.
19:11-27 - King's Ten
Servants - Just as
the story of the talents, Jesus tells his disciples
that the king gave his ten servants money to use
while he was away. But, the parable is not just
directed toward the disciples. Can you guess who?
19:28-48 - Palm Sunday
- As Jesus rides in on a donkey, the people shout
"Hosanna" and "Long live the king." not knowing
that the Messiah is not to be a liberator of Israel
from the Romans - but a liberator of all mankind
* More Bible Study
Lessons from Luke to Come
At this time I am working on
. So, please take a look at these as well. God
Why Bible Study Lessons are so
Many people (including
myself) are so busy and stressed out these days
that they sometimes forget one simple way to
improve the quality of their lives.
Fact is, God gives us
everything that we need (not always what we want)
to apply to our lives and relieve some of our
everyday problems and challenges.
Here is another challenge - I
suggest that you take a few minutes every morning -
maybe 5 days a week? and read your Bible. When
reading, ask these simple questions ...
What - This is simply reading the
story and learning what information is
- So What?
- Study to learn the meaning of the
What? - What is the life application
message? How can I use this Bible study
By asking yourself these
questions as you do your Bible study lesson, you'll
discover that God is talking to you in ways you
could only imagine. I know each time I look at the
verses and write commentary from the research I get
a message - many times directly related to whatever
is going on in my life at the time.
You can too! So, let's take
some time and do a Bible study lesson together. We
will both benefit by learning more about Christ and
letting Him guide our actions. God