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Bible Commentaries

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary
Luke

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Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24

Book Overview - Luke

by James Nisbet

Luke 1:10 The Church’s Power

Luke 1:17 A Prepared People

Luke 1:20 Dumb, Because of Unbelief

Luke 1:26; Luke 1:28 Highly favoured of the Lord

Luke 1:30-31 The Promised Son

Luke 1:30-31 A New Power

Luke 1:32 In Confirmation of Faith

Luke 1:33 And Endless Kingdom

Luke 1:35, r.v. The Virgin Birth

Luke 1:35, r.v. The Incarnation and Brotherhood

Luke 1:38 Woman’s True Avocation

Luke 1:46-55 The Song of the Virgin

Luke 1:70 Modern Prophets

Luke 1:74-75 Deliverance and Service

Luke 1:76 The Prophet of the Highest

Luke 1:79 The Way of Peace

Luke 1:80 The Virtues of Asceticism

Luke 2:7 No Room!

Luke 2:7 Crowded Out

Luke 2:8-9, r.v. The Angelic Vision

Luke 2:11 The Birthday of Christ

Luke 2:10-11 The Unseen from Heaven

Luke 2:13 The Christmas Song

Luke 2:14 Pleas for Peace

Luke 2:14 A Religion of Peace

Luke 2:15 The Turning Point in the World’s History

Luke 2:16 The Holy Family

Luke 2:16 The Shepherds’ Visit

Luke 2:18-20 Christmas Thoughts and Feelings

Luke 2:21 The Name Above every Name

Luke 2:22 The Purification and the Presentation

Luke 2:22 Fulfilling the Law

Luke 2:25 ‘The Consolation of Israel’

Luke 2:32 Walking in the Light

Luke 2:34 Falling or Rising

Luke 2:42-51 The Temple and the Home

Luke 2:46 Christ Lost and Found

Luke 2:46 The Boyhood of Christ

Luke 2:49 A Divine Necessity

Luke 2:49 A Condition of Life

Luke 2:49 The Purpose of Life

Luke 2:51-52 At Nazareth

Luke 2:52 Increasing in Wisdom

Luke 3:1-2 The Word of God

Luke 3:3 The Baptist’s Message

Luke 3:4-6 Earnestness in Religion

Luke 3:10 ‘What shall we do?’

Luke 3:15-16 A Mightier than John

Luke 3:19-20 A Sharp Contrast

Luke 3:21-22 The First Calvary

Luke 4:1-2 Christ in the Wilderness

Luke 4:1-2 The Conflict

Luke 4:2-4 Tempted through the Body

Luke 4:7 Tempted through the World

Luke 4:9-12 Tempted through Presumption

Luke 4:21 Prophecy Fulfilled

Luke 4:21 Divine Enduement

Luke 4:24-27 Faith and Grace

Luke 4:32 The Power Behind

Luke 5:1 On Hearing Sermons

Luke 5:1 The Modern Sermon

Luke 5:1 Concentrative Christianity

Luke 5:3 Christ’s Work in the World

Luke 5:4 Launch Out!

Luke 5:4 Christ and Christ’s World

Luke 5:5 ‘At Thy Word’

Luke 5:5 ‘Nevertheless’

Luke 5:8 God and Ourselves

Luke 5:8 Conviction of Sin

Luke 5:10 The Function and Significance of Miracle

Luke 5:10 Fishers of Men

Luke 5:10 The Minister’s Calling

Luke 5:16 Spiritual Solitude

Luke 5:32 Christ’s Call

Luke 5:39 The Excellence of the Liturgy

Luke 6:12 The Praying Christ

Luke 6:26 The Dangers of Popularity

Luke 6:36-42 Divine Precepts

Luke 6:36 Mercy

Luke 6:36 Mercy—Its Scope and Quality

Luke 6:38 Judgment

Luke 6:38 Reciprocity

Luke 6:40 Like unto the Master

Luke 6:40 The Finished Christian

Luke 6:42 The Sin of Hypocrisy

Luke 7:4-9 Three Estimates of Character

Luke 7:11 The Prince of Life

Luke 7:12 Life from the Dead

Luke 7:12 The Weeping Widow

Luke 7:13 ‘Weep Not’

Luke 7:19 The Final Revelation

Luke 7:35 Children of Wisdom

Luke 7:35 Perverseness and Sympathy

Luke 7:37-38 Tears of Penitence

Luke 7:42 Nothing to Pay

Luke 7:47 The Result of Forgiveness

Luke 7:50 Christ and the Penitent

Luke 7:50 Go in Peace

Luke 8:5 The Sower and the Seed

Luke 8:5 Beneath the Surface

Luke 8:5 The Soil of the Heart

Luke 8:5-6 Sowers for the Kingdom

Luke 8:8 An Honest and Good Heart

Luke 8:10 Mysteries made Known

Luke 8:11 The Word as the Seed

Luke 8:12 Satan’s Evil Work

Luke 8:13 Roots of the Christian Life

Luke 8:14 Half-hearted Christians

Luke 8:15 Generous Soil

Luke 8:15 Be Patient

Luke 8:18 Take Heed!

Luke 8:24 Christ and the Elements

Luke 8:25 Faith and its Evidences

Luke 8:39 Testimony at Home

Luke 8:45 The Power of a Touch

Luke 8:45 Christ the Healer

Luke 9:2-6 The Commission of the Twelve

Luke 9:13 No Power in Ourselves

Luke 9:23 The Christian Life

Luke 9:26 Grounds of Judgment

Luke 9:29 The Vision on the Mount

Luke 9:32 The Mount and the Plain

Luke 9:33 A Mistaken View

Luke 9:34 The Overshadowing Cloud

Luke 9:41 The Care of the Child

Luke 9:48-50 The Pride of the Disciples

Luke 9:51 The Fascination of the Cross

Luke 9:54 Sons of Thunder or Sons of Christ?

Luke 9:55-56 Not Destruction but Salvation

Luke 9:62 Lessons from the Plough

Luke 9:62 Spiritual Ploughmen

Luke 10:1 The Mission of the Seventy

Luke 10:5 A Cordial Salutation

Luke 10:9 Characteristics of the Message

Luke 10:18 A True Sense of Proportion

Luke 10:20 Temptations of a Useful Life

Luke 10:21 The Joy of the Lord

Luke 10:21 The Joy of the Lord’s People

Luke 10:23-24 Privileges and Responsibility

Luke 10:27 The First and Great Commandment

Luke 10:27 The Law of Life

Luke 10:28 Knowledge and Practice

Luke 10:29 Self Justification

Luke 10:29 The Development of Character

Luke 10:29 A Moral Revelation

Luke 10:30 A Picture of Brotherly Love

Luke 10:30 The Wounded Traveller

Luke 10:30 The Samaritan’s Deed

Luke 10:35 Take Care of Him

Luke 10:35 God’s Repayments

Luke 10:36-37 The Worker and the Work

Luke 10:37 Practical Christianity

Luke 10:38-42 The Two Sisters

Luke 10:38-42 True Service

Luke 11:1 A Hearty Desire to Pray

Luke 11:2 The Lord’s Prayer

Luke 11:2 What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Luke 11:2 The Hallowed Name and the Hallowed Life

Luke 11:2 God’s Empire

Luke 11:2 The Subjection of Man’s Will

Luke 11:3 Man Dependent

Luke 11:4 Sin and its Forgiveness

Luke 11:4 Temptation

Luke 11:8 The Friend at Midnight

Luke 11:8 Importunity in Prayer

Luke 11:9 Commanding Prayer

Luke 11:14 The Effect of Permitted Sin

Luke 11:21-22 The Strong Man Overcome

Luke 11:23 For or Against?

Luke 11:23 No Neutrality

Luke 11:24-25 The Human House

Luke 11:26 The Last State

Luke 11:26 The Return of the Devil

Luke 11:27-28 Hearing and Keeping God’s Word

Luke 11:27-28 The Power of the Book

Luke 11:29 Asking for a Sign

Luke 11:36 Spiritual Light

Luke 11:54 The New Liberty

Luke 12:4-5 The Fear of Hell

Luke 12:8 Confessing Christ

Luke 12:10 The Unpardonable Sin

Luke 12:15 A Man’s Life

Luke 12:15 What will you do with your Life?

Luke 12:18-20 The Rich Fool

Luke 12:18-20 The Rich Man’s Folly

Luke 12:18-20 What the Rich Man Forgot

Luke 12:32 The Ministry and the Kingdom

Luke 12:35-36 Ideals Lost and Recovered

Luke 12:35-36 Burning Lights

Luke 12:43 The Responsibility of Opportunity

Luke 12:50 Christ’s Baptism of Suffering

Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5 The Judgments of God

Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5 The Galilæans’ Warnings

Luke 13:6-9 The Spiritual Growth of Life

Luke 13:6-9 The Barren Fig Tree

Luke 13:8 One more Chance

Luke 13:11-14 The Uplifting Power of the Gospel

Luke 13:18-19 The Gospel in the World

Luke 13:20-21 The Gospel in the Heart

Luke 13:23 A Puzzling Question

Luke 13:23-24 The Puzzling Question Answered

Luke 13:23-24 The Answer of the Life

Luke 13:35 The Desolate House

Luke 14:1 Sabbath Works and Words

Luke 14:3 The Spirit of Sunday Observance

Luke 14:10 In the Lowest Room

Luke 14:10-11 Humility and its Reward

Luke 14:10-11 The Doom of Pride

Luke 14:10-11 Man’s Abasement

Luke 14:14 The General Resurrection

Luke 14:15 Eating Bread in the Kingdom

Luke 14:16 The Great Supper

Luke 14:17 The Great Invitation

Luke 14:17 The Satisfaction of the Gospel

Luke 14:17 Why Men Hesitate

Luke 14:18 Innocent Occupations

Luke 14:18 Excuses

Luke 14:22 Where and For Whom there is Room

Luke 14:22 The Largeness of God’s Love

Luke 14:23 Compelled Guests

Luke 14:28; Luke 14:30 Tower Building

Luke 14:28; Luke 14:30 The True Aim of Discipleship

Luke 14:28; Luke 14:30 Examples of Counting the Cost

Luke 14:33 The Genius of the Christian Religion

Luke 14:33 The Final Condition of Discipleship

Luke 15:2 Exclusiveness and Formality

Luke 15:2 Penitence and Communion

Luke 15:2 Christ receiveth Sinful Men

Luke 15:4 The Sheep that was Lost

Luke 15:6 The Sheep Found

Luke 15:8 The Lost Coin

Luke 15:8 The Preciousness of Each Soul

Luke 15:6-9 Lost and Found

Luke 15:10 The Doctrine of Sin

Luke 15:11 The Two Sons

Luke 15:17 The Prodigal Son

Luke 16:1-8 The Man who Acted Wisely

Luke 16:2 Called to Account

Luke 16:4 A Good Resolution

Luke 16:8 The World and the Church

Luke 16:9 Make Friends

Luke 16:14-15 God’s Ways and Men’s Ways

Luke 16:19-20 Living and Dying

Luke 16:19-20 Dives and Lazarus

Luke 16:30-31 Vain Hopes

Luke 16:30-31 The Testimony of Scripture

Luke 17:1-2 Offenders of Others

Luke 17:5 The Growth of Faith

Luke 17:10 Self-Righteousness Checked

Luke 17:12-14 The Cleansed Men

Luke 17:15-16 At the Feet of Jesus

Luke 17:17 Ingratitude

Luke 17:17 A Defect in Christian Character

Luke 17:20-21 The Coming of the Kingdom

Luke 17:20-21 Truths of the Kingdom

Luke 17:20-21 ‘Your Reasonable Service’

Luke 17:22 A Day of the Son of Man

Luke 17:26; Luke 17:28; Luke 17:30 Three Critical Days

Luke 18:1 ‘Pray, Always Pray’

Luke 18:8 Religious Unsettlement

Luke 18:8 The Decay of Faith

Luke 18:10 Like Purpose, Different Method

Luke 18:13 The Plea for Mercy

Luke 18:14 Misconceptions Removed

Luke 18:14 A Churchman’s Failure

Luke 18:16 Lessons from Children

Luke 18:19 The Young Ruler

Luke 18:31-34 The Christian Attitude towards Suffering

Luke 18:31-34 The Future

Luke 18:35 Spiritual Blindness

Luke 18:41 Seeking Sight

Luke 19:2 Zacchæus

Luke 19:6 Zacchæus and Christ

Luke 19:10 Christ’s Mission of Mercy

Luke 19:13 A Motto for Life

Luke 19:17 Faithfulness in Little Things

Luke 19:38 The Coming King

Luke 19:41 Why Jesus Wept

Luke 19:41 Christian Responsibility

Luke 19:41 The Tears of Jesus

Luke 19:41 Indifference

Luke 19:41 Woes of a Great City

Luke 19:42 The Commandingness of Christ

Luke 19:44 Times of Visitation

Luke 19:44 Is God Visiting Us?

Luke 19:45-46 Cleansing the Temple

Luke 19:46 A House of Prayer

Luke 20:8 The Sufficiency of Revelation

Luke 20:15 The Wicked Husbandmen

Luke 20:25 No Division of Allegiance

Luke 20:36 The Life of the World to Come

Luke 20:37 Burning and not Consumed

Luke 20:38 Alive unto God

Luke 21:4 Christ’s Standard of Giving

Luke 21:5-6 The Presence of Christ

Luke 21:19 Patience

Luke 21:27 The Coming of the Son of Man

Luke 21:27 Neglect not Prophecy

Luke 21:28 Redemption

Luke 21:33-34 Eternal Words

Luke 21:38 Examples of Early Services

Luke 22:2-5 Planning the Betrayal

Luke 22:15 Christ and the Passover

Luke 22:19 In Remembrance of Me

Luke 22:19 The Communion Feast

Luke 22:24 The True Way to Greatness

Luke 22:31-32 Strengthen thy Brethren

Luke 22:36 Buy a Sword

Luke 22:44 The Agony of Christ

Luke 22:61 The Saviour’s Look

Luke 23:11 Setting Jesus at Nought

Luke 23:21 Spiritual Impulses

Luke 23:21 True and False Enthusiasm

Luke 23:26 Bearing the Cross after Jesus

Luke 23:28 True Patriotism

Luke 23:33 The Green Hill far Away

Luke 23:34 The First of the Seven Words

Luke 23:34 Ignorance and Cruelty

Luke 23:34 The Unknown Sins of our Social System

Luke 23:34 Trustful, Persevering, Selfless

Luke 23:34 The Scope of the Saviour’s Prayer

Luke 23:34 Typical Words of Christ

Luke 23:42 Recognised at Last

Luke 23:43 The Second Word from the Cross

Luke 23:43 First-fruits of the Passion

Luke 23:43 The Royalty of Goodness

Luke 23:43 Divided by the Cross

Luke 23:43 The Word of Grace

Luke 23:43 The Sinner Restored

Luke 23:46 The Last Word from the Cross

Luke 23:46 The Upward Look

Luke 23:46 The Death of Christ

Luke 23:46 The Look Forward

Luke 23:46 Peace and Security

Luke 23:46 Obedient unto Death

Luke 23:46 Father!

Luke 23:48 Lessons from the Cross

Luke 23:56 Sabbath Rest

Luke 24:5-6 The Appeal of Easter

Luke 24:11 The Apostles at Home

Luke 24:15-16 The Walk to Emmaus

Luke 24:29 Abide with Us

Luke 24:32 Burning Hearts

Luke 24:32 Unrecognised Blessings

Luke 24:34 Risen Indeed

Luke 24:39 The Hands of the Risen Christ

Luke 24:46-47 The Gospel of the Cross

Luke 24:47 At Jerusalem

Luke 24:49 Spiritual Power

Luke 24:49 The Greatness of Power

Luke 24:49 Spiritual Investiture

Luke 24:49 The Mission of the Holy Ghost

Luke 24:50-51 The Ascension

Luke 24:50-51 Gifts and Graces of the Ascended Lord

Luke 24:52 To Jerusalem with Great Joy

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