Luke – Beginnings


Luke begins his exhaustively investigated, orderly account of “the things that have been fulfilled among us” with a series of stories that give us hints as to what God is about to do. There’s temples and angels, surprising announcements and signs, poetic and prophetic responses – all pointing towards the fact that something big is about to happen.

God is doing a new thing and it will disrupt our world, turning everything upside down. Better yet, God will be setting everything back rightside up. Yet this new thing is really a continuation of the old thing – God fulfilling His ancient promises and prophecies and bringing history forward into the next stage.

Luke invites us to slow down and listen to the story – to be shocked and afraid at the angel’s surprising announcements; to celebrate the gracious goodness and glory of the good news; to ask questions and wonder what all this means. And this is just the beginning of the story…

Reading Plan

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2
Luke 1:1-4
Luke 1:5-7
Luke 1:8-10
Luke 1:11-17
Luke 1:18-25

Dec. 3-9
Luke 1:26-28
Luke 1:29-30
Luke 1:31-33
Luke 1:34-37
Luke 1:38

Dec. 10-16
Luke 1:39-42
Luke 1:43-45
Luke 1:46-49
Luke 1:50-53
Luke 1:54-56

Dec. 17-23
Luke 1:57-58
Luke 1:59-63
Luke 1:64-66
Luke 1:67-75
Luke 1:76-80

Dec. 24-30
Luke 2:1-20 (Christmas Eve)
Luke 2:21-26
Luke 2:27-35
Luke 2:36-40
Luke 2:41-52

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