Reading the Gospel of Luke
As we explore Jesus’ life through Luke’s stories, we’ll meet the ordinary, even unexpected, people who Jesus chose to be his friends and do his work – people who aren’t perfect, may be struggling, and don’t yet have their acts together – people just like us. We’ll meet Jesus, who loves us just as we are.
SOAP Method for your Bible Reading
SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. It is a way to listen for God’s Word as you read from the Bible. Find a quiet time and place to read, preferably the same time each day. You may want a notebook to record your thoughts and the message you find in the Scripture.
S Read the scripture. Don’t just skim through it, but really think about what it means. Look for one idea, word, phrase, or verse that stands out. Underline that.
O Read the study notes related to each verse and any “sidebar” article that is provided. Write down any observations about the scripture. Think about what God has to say to you through these verses.
A Write down how this Bible passage applies to your life. Do you see a similar situation in your life right now? How can you respond the way Jesus taught?
P Write or say a prayer. This is a personal message from you to God, so don’t worry about getting the perfect words — just make it honest and heartfelt. Remember, God always listens and already knows your needs.
Rest for a few minutes and enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit.
A Prayer for Today
Loving God, open my eyes and my ears to what you would have me read and hear today. Through your Holy Word, convict me, challenge me, and comfort me. Open my mind to new insights and fresh perspectives. Open my heart to the moving of your Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, your son, amen.
40-Day Reading Guide through the Gospel of Luke
We invite you to join in reading Luke together as we allow the words of scripture to come alive in our lives.
Wednesday, February 22 (Ash Wednesday) – Luke 1:1-38
Thursday, February 23 – Luke 1:39-80
Friday, February 24 – Luke 2:1-40
Saturday, February 25 – Luke 2:41-3:20
Monday, February 27 – Luke 3:21-4:13
Tuesday, February 28 – Luke 4:14-44
Wednesday, March 1 – Luke 5:1-26
Thursday, March 2 – Luke 5:27-6:16
Friday, March 3 – Luke 6:17-49
Saturday, March 4 – Luke 7:1-35
Monday, March 6 – Luke 7:36-8:3
Tuesday, March 7 – Luke 8:4-21
Wednesday, March 8 – Luke 8:22-56
Thursday, March 9 – Luke 9:1-27
Friday, March 10 – Luke 9:28-62
Saturday, March 11 – Luke 10:1-24
Monday, March 13 – Luke 10:25-11:13
Tuesday, March 14 – Luke 11:14-54
Wednesday, March 15 – Luke 12:1-34
Thursday, March 16 – Luke 12:35-59
Friday, March 17 – Luke 13:1-35
Saturday, March 18 – Luke 14:1-35
Monday, March 20 – Luke 15:1-32
Tuesday, March 21 – Luke 16:1-31
Wednesday, March 22 – Luke 17:1-37
Thursday, March 23 – Luke 18:1-17
Friday, March 24 – Luke 18:18-43
Saturday, March 25 – Luke 19:1-28
Monday, March 27 – Luke 19:29-48
Tuesday, March 28 – Luke 20:1-19
Wednesday, March 29 – Luke 20:20-44
Thursday, March 30 – Luke 20:45-21:28
Friday, March 31 – Luke 21:29-22:23
Saturday, April 1 – Luke 22:24-53
Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday
Monday, April 3 – Luke 22:54-71
Tuesday, April 4 – Luke 23:1-25
Wednesday, April 5 – Luke 23:26-56
Thursday, April 6 (Maundy Thursday) – Luke 24:1-12
Friday, April 7 (Good Friday) – Luke 24:13-35
Saturday, April 8 – Luke 24:36-53
Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday
Grow Pray Study (GPS) Daily Devotional
The GPS is a daily devotional that includes reflections on these scripture readings and a prayer. To receive the daily GPS in your email, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “GPS” in the subject line. It can also be found online or a printed copy is available weekly on the wall across from the library right inside the front doors of the church.
Join a Faith Group
Continue the conversation and connect with others! You are invited to join Pastor Tami and Pastor Bethany for a Zoom Lenten study of the Gospel of Luke. Through Luke’s stories, we find Jesus’ care and compassion for all, as he welcomes sinners and outcasts. This Zoom Lenten study is specially designed for our online community – join us Wednesday nights through April 5, 6:45-7:45 pm CT. Click here for more information, and to sign up and receive the Zoom link.
The book we’re following for this study is Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws by Adam Hamilton. Need a copy? The book is available on Amazon, through your favorite book store, or by contacting Heather Felt at email@example.com. The cost of the hardcover book is $20.
Questions about this online study group? Contact Heather Felt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Worship
Sundays during Lent we will further explore the Gospel of Luke: As we explore Jesus’ life through Luke’s stories, we’ll meet the ordinary, even unexpected, people who Jesus chose to be his friends and do his work – people who aren’t perfect, may be struggling, and don’t yet have their acts together – people just like us. We’ll meet Jesus, who loves us just as we are. Join us February 26-April 9 in person or online at 8:30 or 10:30 am CT and on YouTube 24/7.