Luke Commentaries & Sermons

OVERVIEW CHART
OF GOSPEL OF LUKE


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See another Luke Overview Chart by Charles Swindoll

LIFE OF CHRIST
IN GOSPEL OF LUKE
(shaded areas)


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GENEALOGY OF JESUS
IN GOSPELS OF LUKE & MATTHEW


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HENRY ALFORD
(1810-1871)
The New Testament for English Readers
Luke Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament… though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
Luke Commentary

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a… grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford… comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

WILLIAM BARCLAY
DAILY STUDY BIBLE
GOSPEL OF LUKE

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke
Notes on the New Testament

BRIAN BELL
Sermon Notes
Gospel of Luke

Frequent use of illustrations.

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke
Gnomon of the New Testament (1877)

JOHANN (JOHN) BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
Combination of Gnomon above + Comments
by other expositors [in brackets]
(Recommended if not conversant with Greek)

BRIAN BILL
Sermon Notes
on the Gospel of Luke

Pastor Bill's sermons are recommended because they focus on the Scripture and have frequent quotes and illustrations as well as practical application.

GENE BROOKS
Sermon Notes
Gospel of Luke

A B BRUCE
The Expositor's Greek Testament
Commentary of Luke

HENRY BURTON
Expositor's Bible Commentary
Gospel of Luke

D Edmond Hiebert - A practical, warm-hearted exposition by a conservative scholar. Although written during the nineteenth century, it is rich in its interpretative contents, as, for example, on chapter 15.

ALAN CARR
SERMONS ON LUKE

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

Click for brief critique of Clarke

STEVEN COLE
The Gospel of Luke

Over 1000 pages of Sermons - Excellent Exposition. Functions like a verse by verse commentary!

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher Helps on the Gospel of Luke

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
Sermons on the Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of the Gentiles

CHARLES R ERDMAN
The Gospel of Luke - An Exposition

Rosscup comments: Concise treatments are given to each of the NT books. The main value of the set lies in its clear synthesis which helps the student grasp the flow of thought as he moves through a book. Erdman possessed a lucid writing style. He was amillennial. (Rosscup, J. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

D Edmond Hiebert - A devotional and practical exposition, in paragraph form, by a conservative Presbyterian scholar.

FREDERIC GODET
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke
By Chapter

Spurgeon has these comment on Godet: Dr. Meyer says: “To an immense erudition, to a living piety, Godet unites a profound feeling of reality; there is here a vivifying breath, an ardent love for the Saviour, which helps the disciple to comprehend the work, the acts, the words of his Divine Master.” (Spurgeon - Commenting on Commentaries)

Rosscup comments: Though old, this work is almost exhaustive in dealing with interpretive problems and shows a wide acquaintance with commentators of all ages up to his day. He is regarded by Greek authorities as weak on textual criticism but strong on exegesis. (Rosscup, J. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

DANNY HALL
Sermons on the Gospel of Luke

JAMES HASTINGS
Gospel of Luke
Great Texts of the Bible:
Lengthy and in depth

Matthew Henry
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke
Darrell L Bock

Rosscup comments: Evangelical comments run quickly to their points, yet the generality causes skipping some key details (cf. on Anna, Lk 2:36-38) or seem to argue around a more likely view with unconvincing reasoning (Lk 3:16). In other cases, Bock seems to select the most probable view, an instance being in seeing the sermon (Luke 6) as a condensed version of the same sermon in Mt 5–7. One can also find the second and third soils of Luke 8 taken to represent people not actually saved (148–49). One can wonder in Lk 14:34–35 how inability to be worthy disciples is in harmony with salvation as a gift, for the work passes by this. Bock in most verses touches clearly on key issues and… lacks space to deal with every important matter… For a work with much application, cf. Darrell Bock, Luke (NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996). (Rosscup, J. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

JOHN MACARTHUR
296 Sermons on Luke!
Excellent Exposition
Functions like a verse by verse commentary!

 

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on Luke

 

F B MEYER
Devotionals on Luke
Our Daily Walk
Our Daily Homily

J R MILLER
Devotionals on Luke

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
on the Gospel of Luke
Conservative, Evangelical

HENRY MORRIS

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

THOMAS CONSTABLE EXPOSITORY NOTES

BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY

BIBLE.ORG

CRAIG BLOMBERG

F F BRUCE

D A CARSON, DOUGLAS MOO

TIM CHALLIES

CYBERHYMNAL

A M HODGKIN

JOHN MACARTHUR

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS

RAY STEDMAN

MYER PEARLMAN

WIL POUNDS

CHARLES SWINDOLL

JAMES VAN DINE

SERMONS
ON LUKE

RICH CATHERS

RON DANIEL

J LIGON DUNCAN

DAN DUNCAN

JOE GUGLIELMO

DAVID HOLWICK

HAMPTON KEATHLEY

BRYN MACPHAIL

SERMON BIBLE

COMMENTARIES
ON LUKE

J G BELLET

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

HORATIUS BONAR

CAMBRIDGE

FARRAR, F W

Luke - Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - 

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. The work of a famous British scholar of the past century. In spite of its age, the phrase-by-phrase treatment is worth consulting.

CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY

JOHN DUMMELOW
Commentary

CHARLES ELLICOTT

EASY ENGLISH

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE
Commentary

JAMES FOOTE

DON FORTNER

DON FORTNER'S SERMON OUTLINES

DON FORTNER'S SERMONS

A C GAEBELEIN
Annotated Bible

JOHN GILL

FREDERIC GODET

D Edmond Hiebert - An exhaustive, technical commentary by a conservative French theologian of the past century. Godet's theological and critical conservatism is clearly revealed in this work on Luke. Of abiding value in spite of its age.

L M GRANT

ROBERT HAWKER'S
Poor Man's Commentary

F B HOLE
Commentary

HARRY IRONSIDE

WILLIAM KELLY

PAUL E. KRETZMANN
(Lutheran Perspective)

JOHN LIGHTFOOT
Commentary

HEINRICH MEYER
Commentary

J VERNON MCGEE

F. B. MEYER
'Through The Bible' Commentary

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR
Living Water Commentary

JAMES NISBET'S
Church Pulpit Commentary

PETER PETT
Commentary

MATTHEW POOLE
Commentary

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL
Commentary - Includes Germ Notes, Illustrations, Homilies

WILLIAM B STEVENS

JOHN STEVENSON

JOHN TRAPP
Commentary

BOB UTLEY

LUKE RESOURCES
Chapter and Verse

LUKE 1

DOUG GOINS

DARRELL BOCK

DOUG GOINS

ROB MORGAN

JOSEPH PARKER

J VERNON MCGEE

RAY PRITCHARD

GREG ALLEN

DOUG GOINS

WIL POUNDS

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

HYMN STORIES

RAY PRITCHARD

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DOUG GOINS

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY PRITCHARD

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

DOUG GOINS

J C PHILPOT

LUKE 2

DOUG GOINS

MARTIN LUTHER

GREG ALLEN

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

GRACE GEMS

ROB MORGAN

HYMN STORIES

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

THOMAS WATSON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

LUKE 3

LEONARD RAVENHILL

GREG ALLEN

LUKE 4

RAY PRITCHARD

ROB MORGAN

WILLIAM BARRICK

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

EDWARD PAYSON

LUKE 5

RAY PRITCHARD

GREG ALLEN

RAY PRITCHARD

ROB MORGAN

ROB MORGAN

LUKE 6

GARY MEADORS

J G BELLET

RAY PRITCHARD

J. C. RYLE

LUKE 7

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN MACDUFF

GREG ALLEN

ROB MORGAN

PENINSULA BIBLE

LEONARD RAVENHILL

RAY PRITCHARD

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

JAMES SMITH

RAY PRITCHARD

LUKE 8

J C PHILPOT

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

JAMES SMITH

MARTIN LUTHER

RAY PRITCHARD

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

LUKE 9

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

GREG ALLEN

RAY PRITCHARD

LUKE 10

STEVE ZEISLER

SAMUEL DAVIES

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY PRITCHARD

ARTHUR PINK

J C RYLE

SCOTT GRANT

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

RAY PRITCHARD

ROB MORGAN

SAMUEL DAVIES

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

LUKE 11

RAY STEDMAN

ALEXANDER WHYTE

J R MILLER

ROB MORGAN

WILLIAM B STEWART

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

ROB MORGAN

J C PHILPOT

EDWARD PAYSON

RAY STEDMAN

LUKE 12

GREG ALLEN

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

JAMES SMITH

GRACE GEMS

JOHN MACDUFF

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

LEONARD RAVENHILL

LUKE 13

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

WILLIAM BACON STEVENS

PHIL NEWTON

J C RYLE

ON SITE

J. C. RYLE

LUKE 14

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

GREG ALLEN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DAVID WILKERSON

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

LUKE 15

RAY STEDMAN

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

BILLY GRAHAM

EDWARD PAYSON

JOHN R RICE

T. DE WITT TALMAGE

RAY PRITCHARD

LUKE 16

RAY STEDMAN

DAVID DE SILVA

DENNIS IRELAND

RAY PRITCHARD

JONATHAN EDWARDS

ROB MORGAN

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

J C PHILPOT

GENE BROOKS

JONATHAN EDWARDS

RAY PRITCHARD

J. C. RYLE

LUKE 17

RAY STEDMAN

ROB MORGAN

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY PRITCHARD

GREG ALLEN

JAMES SMITH

JONATHAN EDWARDS

LUKE 18

J. C. RYLE

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

MARTYN-LLOYD JONES

RAY STEDMAN

WILLIAM B STEWART

RAY PRITCHARD

ANDREW MURRAY

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BOB HOEKSTRA

MARTIN LUTHER

RAY STEDMAN

RAY PRITCHARD

THOMAS BROOKS

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

ROB MORGAN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

J G BELLET

LUKE 19

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

RAY PRITCHARD

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

EDWARD PAYSON

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

RAY PRITCHARD

J. C. RYLE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY STEDMAN

LUKE 20

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

EDWARD PAYSON

LUKE 21

JAMES SMITH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

LUKE 22

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

J C PHILPOT

ANDREW MURRAY

JAMES SMITH

RAY PRITCHARD

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

JOHN FLAVEL

JONATHAN EDWARDS

ANDREW MURRAY

LUKE 23

RAY PRITCHARD

HORATIUS BONAR

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

GRACE GEMS

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

RAY PRITCHARD

J. C. RYLE

DWIGHT L MOODY

RAY PRITCHARD

RAY PRITCHARD

LUKE 24

RAY PRITCHARD

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

RAY PRITCHARD

WILLIAM BARRICK

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

ROBERT MORGAN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

CHARLES STANLEY

GEORGE FULLER

NET BIBLE NOTES
Gospel of Luke

Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's notes both of which synchronize with the Scripture translation of your choosing. Very nice study tool!

OUR DAILY BREAD
DEVOTIONALS ON LUKE

J J VAN OOSTERZEE, D. D.
The Gospel According to Luke
Lange's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

Spurgeon writes "Oosterzee in Lange is excellent."

JOSEPH PARKER
The People's Bible
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

JOHN PIPER
SERMONS ON LUKE

ALFRED PLUMMER
The Gospel According to St Luke
A Critical and Exegetical Commentary
Detailed Comments Verse by Verse
3rd Edition 1900

Rosscup comments: This used to be often considered the best older commentary on the Greek. (Rosscup, J. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

E H PLUMPTRE, D.D.
The Gospel According to St Luke
from New Testament Commentary for English Readers
Edited by Charles J Ellicott, D.D.

PULPIT COMMENTARY
Expositional Commentary on
Gospel of Luke
Exposition and Homilies
Scroll down each page for homilies

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures on Luke
Notes on original Greek text

DON ROBINSON
The Gospel of Luke - Sermons

RON RITCHIE
SERMONS ON LUKE

J C RYLE
The Gospel of Luke Commentary
Excellent Pithy Exposition

CHARLES SIMEON
Horae Homileticae:
Sermons on Luke
126 Messages

Charles H Spurgeon writes that Horae Homileticae are "Not Commentaries, but we could not exclude them. They have been called “a valley of dry bones”: be a prophet and they will live." (Commenting on Commentaries)

John Piper says that Horae Homileticae "is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. He did not want to be labeled a Calvinist or an Arminian. He wanted to be Biblical through and through and give every text its due proportion, whether it sounded Arminian as it stands or Calvinistic. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. As I have read portions of his sermons on texts concerning election and effectual calling and perseverance he is uninhibited in his affirmation of what we would call the doctrines of grace… What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at." (Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering) (Bolding added)

Who's Who in Christian History says that "If Wilberforce is the most famous evangelical layman in the Church of England, then Simeon is the most famous evangelical clergyman." (Bolding added)

Paul Mizzi notes that "Hours and hours of toil and labour have produced this veritable treasure, full of scholarship and intellectual endeavour." (Truth for Today) (Bolding added)

B. B. Siegel notes that "One can easily find suggestive and practical helps in the preparation of sermons, devotional talks, young people’s messages, prayer meeting talks, Sunday School lessons and personal Bible study. The study of these outlines will contribute greatly to expository preaching. It is a wonderful book for your library." (Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 112: page 458, October, 1955) (Bolding added)

CHARLES SIMEON: HORAE HOMILETICAE

ANOTHER SOURCE: Has Scripture popups and allows copy and paste…

ROB SALVATO
SERMONS ON LUKE

CHUCK SMITH
SERMON NOTES

C. H. SPURGEON
All of his Sermons
On the Gospel of Luke

Spurgeon's Expositions
Gospel of Luke

C H SPURGEON
DEVOTIONALS ON LUKE

GEOFF THOMAS
Sermons on the Gospel of Luke
Alfred Place Baptist Church

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotionals on Luke
Moody Bible Institute

Multiple devotionals under each chapter

BOB UTLEY
Commentary on Luke

MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies
on the Gospel of Luke
Notes on original Greek text

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