What’s the Gospel of Luke About?
This is the first in a five-part series on the gospel of Luke: chapters 1–2. We explore the amazing events surrounding the birth of Jesus. The humble conditions of his family and their low status in Israelite society foreshadow the upside-down nature of Jesus’ kingdom.
• Watch this 2016 overview video by BibleProject on Luke’s gospel (5 min.): narrated by Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins.
The Kingdom of God is good news for the poor. Luke documents how Jesus ushered in God’s kingdom on Earth by creating a new Israel that includes the poor, outcasts, and marginalized. Jesus reverses the world order and elevates the humble. And he offers them a place of belonging in God’s eternal kingdom and freedom from evil and sin.
Who Is Jesus? And just as this kingdom is unexpected, so is Jesus’ rule as the messianic King. He will reign over his people through serving and suffering. And his death on the cross ushers in a kingdom marked by self-giving love and sacrifice.