Jesus carries the covenant story of God and Israel to its culmination and he announces the good news of God’s kingdom to the poor and the rich.
Eyewitness accounts in the Gospel of Luke show how Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecies relating to the covenant between God and Israel.
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A kingdom for all
Luke documents how Jesus expands God's kingdom and covenant by creating a new Israel that includes the poor, outcasts and others to whom Jesus brings restoration and reverses their life circumstances as He gives them freedom and release from the tyranny of evil and sin.
Throughout the book, we see that Jesus is indeed the messianic king, but He will reign over Israel by suffering. His actions usher in an upside down kingdom marked by self-giving love, and He challenges his disciples to follow His example and share in His ministry.
The Gospel of Luke compiles eyewitness accounts that prove Jesus fulfills the Old Testament covenant between God and Israel and creates a new Israel for all mankind.
Jesus ministers to the poor, outcasts and others as He brings restoration and reversal to people's life circumstances and expands God's covenant to include everyone.
The Prodigal Son
Jesus uses parables like the prodigal son to teach His followers about the new upside down kingdom that honors humility and welcomes everyone who repents.
Road to Emmaus
Jesus reveals to two followers at Emmaus that disciples will only see Him when they submit to His upside down kingdom and sacrificially love others.
God's Plan for Mankind
Jesus explains to His disciples that God's plan was always for a suffering Christ to conquer evil through His death on the cross and resurrection.