Witnesses to all people

Witnesses to all people

Luke 24:36-53 is the final unit in Luke’s Gospel. This final section contains Luke’s version of the Great Commission.  Original Meaning As the episode begins, the disciples are discussing among themselves the various reports of Jesus’ resurrection when suddenly Jesus...
The Reassurance of the Resurrection

The Reassurance of the Resurrection

Luke 24:13-34 is the second of three resurrection appearances in Luke 24. This section demonstrates how the resurrection and the Word of God reassure the faith of Christians.  Luke 24:13-34 The episode begins as two disciples are traveling to a village named Emmaus....
The Cross: Compassion Exemplified

The Cross: Compassion Exemplified

Luke 23:26-49 is Luke’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion. Here,we see that Jesus is committed to exuding compassion all the way to death. Original Meaning The episode begins as Jesus is led away while bearing His cross. However, after the scourging He endured earlier,...
The Gospel: The Guilty Go Free

The Gospel: The Guilty Go Free

Luke 23:13-25 is the final episode in the trial of Jesus. Here, we see how an innocent Jesus died in the place of the unjust.  Original Meaning As the episode begins, Pilate gathers the religious leaders and rulers of the people to inform them that neither he nor...
Jesus on Trial: The Danger of Neutrality

Jesus on Trial: The Danger of Neutrality

Luke 23:1-12 is the continuation of the trial of Jesus, this time before Pilot and Herod. This account demonstrates the dangers of neutrality with regards to Jesus.  Original Meaning With the Jewish trial complete (Luke 22:66-71), the leadership take Jesus to Pilot,...
Rejecting Jesus

Rejecting Jesus

Luke 22:54-71 details Jesus’ trial before the Jewish leadership, providing insight into the various ways people reject Jesus.  Original Meaning The episode begins as the arresting party leads Jesus to the house of the high priest, a procession that Peter followed at a...