Apryl L Crownover-Glunt
The Gospel according to Luke
The Gospel of Luke, with such detail in his writing has amazed me.
Luke a physician, but also a Greek brings a different perspective to the Life of Jesus.
Being a Greek means, he is one of us, a Gentile. Luke shares about Jesus in a way that shows he is the ultimate teacher.
Jesus taught even when he was serving and healing people. Luke though shares the teachable moments Jesus during his ministry.
The book of Luke is full of parables. Parables are stories that Jesus taught to help people understand His plan for all humanity.
One of the passages of scripture that I think does a fantastic job of Jesus' teaching parables in Luke 15 are the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. Jesus teaches all of these. They reminded us that God's gift of salvation is for all people, not just the Jews.
One of the parables is about a lost coin. Jesus taught that to find a coin was something to celebrate. Looking at Biblical background, their floors in the homes were small pebbles and dirt. So, sweeping to find a coin could be next to impossible. Jesus was reminding the people that with the help of a lamp, there is a higher chance that the coin would be found. Jesus teaching this tells us that the angels in Heaven rejoice when a sinner is found.
Luke shares details in the Gospel, so those that were not of the Jewish faith can understand but also know Jesus was sent for them too. He wanted all people to understand things more precise when it came to Jesus' life, death, and resurrection on this earth.
Luke did a fantastic job-sharing Jesus' life so all could understand that the gift of salvation is for all people. Jesus' teaching in Luke shares that he had compassion for everyone. His teaching was for all people, just like the gift of salvation.
The parable of the lost sheep I feel shares Jesus' love for all people. It says in Luke 15 that Jesus was not only talking to people of the church but his audience, including tax collectors and sinners. Now, if Jesus was not going to give the gift of salvation to all people, why would he share the parable that is in this Gospel with them?
Jesus shares the parable of the lost sheep. I love how Jesus reminds us he wants us to rejoice when one of our family or friends has found its way to accepting Jesus Christ as their savior.
Luke gives detail to the most excellent teacher in the world. Luke shares about the great teacher, Jesus lived in a way that, when read, you can tell the Gospel is written for all of us to come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.