Luke Commentaries & Sermons


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OVERVIEW CHART
OF GOSPEL OF LUKE


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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
See another Luke Overview Chart by Charles Swindoll

LIFE OF CHRIST
IN GOSPEL OF LUKE
(shaded areas)


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Chart from recommended resource  Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission

GENEALOGY OF JESUS
IN GOSPELS OF LUKE & MATTHEW


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HENRY ALFORD
The New Testament for English Readers
Luke Commentary

This version has less Greek than the version below. (1810-1871)

Read Alford's fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments

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)

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.

Cyril Barber - Barclay provides helpful word studies, good illustrations and colorful historical data. Liberal leanings are evident in several places. 

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.

CHRIS BENFIELD
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

JOHANN A BENGEL
Gnomon of the New Testament 
GOSPEL OF LUKE

This version has more Greek than the Critical English Testament version below. Published 1877.

JOHANN A BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
GOSPEL OF LUKE

Combination of Gnomon above + Comments by other expositors [in brackets] (Recommended if not conversant with Greek)

BRIAN BILL
SERMON NOTES
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.

JIM BOMKAMP
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

GENE BROOKS
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

A B BRUCE
The Expositor's Greek Testament
GOSPEL 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
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary
GOSPEL OF LUKE

Click for brief critique of Clarke

THOMAS CONSTABLE 
EXPOSITORY NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

W A CRISWELL
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

STEVEN COLE
SERMON NOTES
GOSPEL OF LUKE

Over 1000 pages of Sermons - Excellent Exposition with illustrations, quotes, practical conclusion and discussion questions. Functions like a verse by verse commentary! Highly recommended to supplement your preaching and teaching in the Gospel of Luke.

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher Helps
GOSPEL OF LUKE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF LUKE

The Gospel of the Gentiles

CHARLES R ERDMAN
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 
GOSPEL OF LUKE

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)

Cyril Barber - An exhaustive, technical commentary that ably defends the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith while expounding the text. Deserves a place on the shelf of every pastor. 

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.

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
GOSPEL OF LUKE

JAMES HASTINGS
GOSPEL OF LUKE

Great Texts of the Bible: in depth

MATTHEW HENRY
COMMENTARY
GOSPEL OF LUKE

INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY
COMMENTARY 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
GOSPEL OF LUKE

JOHN MACARTHUR
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF LUKE

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

JOHN MACARTHUR'S
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON LUKE

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF LUKE

F B MEYER
DEVOTIONALS
GOSPEL OF LUKE

Our Daily Walk and Our Daily Homily

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
GOSPEL OF LUKE
Conservative, Evangelical

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible

Excellent, literal study notes. Click links below and then click on links on the right side of page for note on that verse.

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

BAPTIST ADULT BIBLE LESSON COMMENTARY

THOMAS CONSTABLE EXPOSITORY NOTES

BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY

BEST COMMENTARIES

CYRIL BARBER - from his excellent books "The Minister's Library" (Volume 2-1987 and Volume 3-2009)

  • Bock, Darrell L. Luke. IVP New Testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994. A well-researched, well-outlined, and well-written commentary that is easy to read. Uses the text of the NIV. Adequately explains the theological themes relating to the life and mission of Christ. Recommended.
  • Brawley, Robert L. Centering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990. Takes advantage of the complimentarity of methods and combines multiple approaches for a fresh understanding of Luke-Acts. While many of the current literary approaches break radically with the traditional historical-critical methodology, Brawley's particular system develops a path between the current and traditional approaches. His method is theocentric, and it is aimed at showing God in relation to humanity.
  • Caird, George Bradford. Saint Luke. Westminster Pelican Commentaries. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1977. One of the better works in this series. Contains numerous references to Jewish literature as well as pertinent comments on the text. Is of value to the preacher. Needs to be read with discernment.
  • Conzelmann, Hans. The Theology of St. Luke. Translated by G. Buswell. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982. †Having first made its appearance more than two decades ago, this work has now been superseded by other theories of Lukan theology.
  • Craddock, Fred B. Luke. Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990. Provides key thoughts for preachers and teachers. Explains the central purpose of Luke's gospel. Interprets each section in light of its "confessional" or "sacramental" significance.
  • Crawford, Norman. Luke. What The Bible Teaches. Kilmarnock, Scotland: John Ritchie, 1989. Based upon the text of the AV. A popular exposition dealing with Luke's gospel geographically, not thematically, and drawing from the text important truths for daily living.
  • Fitzmeyer, Joseph Augustine. The Gospel According to Luke. 2 vols. The Anchor Bible. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Co., 1981-1985. †This lengthy, scholarly treatment of the text of Luke's gospel with extensive footnotes containing critical data is ideal for student use.
  • Fitzmyer, Joseph Augustine. Luke the Theologian: Aspects of His Teaching. New York: Paulist Press, 1989. The Lucan writings form about a quarter of the NT. After re-evaluating the authorship of Luke-Acts, Fitzmyer discusses eight aspects of Luke's theology. Provocative.
  • Ford, Josephine Massyngbaerde. My Enemy Is My Guest: Jesus and Violence in Luke. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1984. †"This is a very readable and clear exposition of Luke's presentation of Jesus as an advocate of nonviolence. It rests on a profound knowledge of the political background in the first century" (I. Howard Marshall).
  • Franklin, Eric. Christ the Lord: A Study of the Purpose and Theology of Luke-Acts. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975. Based solidly on Redaktionsgeschichte, this work seeks to explain Luke's writings in terms of the imminency of the parousia. Speculative.
  • Gooding, David. According to Luke: A New Exposition of the Third Gospel. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1987. Uses a careful analysis of Luke's literary structure to bring out this gospel's unique presentation of the person and work of Christ. The material is divided into two parts: The coming of the Son of God from glory, and His return to glory. Within these foci are many interconnected themes which, while they show Luke's skill as a literary artist, in no way lessen the historical value of his material. Imaginative.
  • Green, Joel B. The Gospel of Luke. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Replaces the work of Geldenhuys (1951). Scholars will appreciate the author’s emphasis on literary and narrative criticism. Pastors, however, will have little to gain from this work.
  • Hendriksen, William. Exposition of the Gospel According to Luke. New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978. Fills a long-felt need for a comprehensive, scholarly exposition of this neglected gospel. Structures Luke's thematic presentation around Christ's words "the work which Thou gavest Me to do:' Treats Christi ministry in terms of its inauguration, continuation, and consummation. Recommended.
  • Hughes, R. Kent. Luke: That You May Know the Truth. 2 vols. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1998. Provocative and perceptive sermons that deal with the content of Luke’s gospel. For readability and practicality they fall somewhere between Frederic Godet and William Barclay. Lay people will find these volumes helpful.
  • *Kelly, William. An Exposition of the Gospel of Luke. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981. An excellent handling of Luke's theme, replete with the author's own translation and an exposition that is at once refreshing and satisfying.
  • *Marshall, I. Howard. Luke, Historian and Theologian. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1971. Attempts to bridge the gap between those treatments of Lukens gospel that are solely historical and those that emphasize only the theological importance of his writings. A scholarly, well documented treatment.  Deals admirably with the theology of Luke-Acts and the mission of the apostles. Contains a postscript chronicling Lucan studies since 1979. A work of profound scholarship
  • Mattill, A. J., Jr. Luke and the Last Things. A Perspective for the Understanding of Lukan Thought. Dillsboro, N.C.: Western North Carolina Press, 1979. †An exacting, technical presentation of Lukan theology. Rich and full.
  • *Morris, Leon Lamb. The Gospel According to St. Luke. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1974. A clear, forthright presentation of the facts surrounding the authorship and date of this gospel, followed by almost 300 pages of exposition. A handy and helpful volume.
  • Morrison, George H. Luke. 2 vols. Chattanooga, Tenn.: AMG Publishers, 1978. Excellent examples of the art of exposition. Does not cover every verse.
  • Nolland, John. Luke 1:1--9:20. Word Biblical Commentary. Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, 1989. Here is a book serious Bible students will welcome. The author's scholarship is impeccable; his development of the purpose of the biblical writer is stimulating; and his exegesis is of the utmost value. This is a work that is sure to achieve "landmark" status
  • Nolland, John. Luke 9:21--18:34. Word Biblical Commentary. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1993. Focuses on Jesus’ role as the “Suffering Servant of Jehovah.” Continues to search for the possible sources of Luke’s material. Takes note of the dramatic turn of events which begin with Peter’s confession of the Lord Jesus as “the Christ of God,” followed by Christ’s warnings not to make His Messiahship known
  • Powell, Mark Allan. What Are They Saying About Luke? New York: Paulist Press, 1990. A well-researched, contemporary assessment of the teaching of Luke's gospel. Summarizes the contribution of modern scholars, and examines the dominant theories regarding the composition of the gospel. Intertwines political and social aspects of Luke's "former work" to describe the community about which the physician wrote.
  • Reiling, J., and J. L. Swellengrebel. A Translator's Handbook on the Gospel of Luke. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1971. An invaluable work for translators. Helpful to pastors, too, for its hints as to the meaning of words or phrases.
  • Ryle, John Charles. Luke (Click for this commentary). Ryle’s exposition of Luke’s gospel is clear, devout, and accurate. Recommended!
  • Schweizer, Eduard. Luke: A Challenge to Present Theology. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1982. (Treats the basic theological issues that emerged as a result of working on a critical commentary on Luke's gospel. Draws attention to issues that students may expand into full-length discussions.
  • _______, The Good News According to Luke. Translated by D. E. Green. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1984 †Examines Luke and provides a detailed exposition that will delight the scholar. In Luke, Schweizer sees the Word truly become flesh, in spite of the supposed uncertainties of the historical details. He seeks to sift through the various myths that embody eternal timeless truth in narrative form so as to draw from Luke's writing a picture of Jesus of Nazareth. This work will appeal only to the scholar and offers little to the pastor.
  • Stein, Robert H. Luke. New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1992. Ably defends the Lucan authorship, attempts to show Luke’s dependance upon Mark, and dates the writing of the gospel between 70 and 90 A.D. While some aspects of Stein’s approach will disappoint conservative readers, for the most part he has provided a capable exposition in which he has championed the virginal conception of Christ and shown how the census could have occurred between 7 and 4 B.C. Other apologetic aspects of Luke’s gospel have similarly been handled adroitly and with an awareness of the needs of his readers. Unfortunately, there are times when Stein is careless in his translation of certain Greek words and their nuances. For the most part, however, this is a capable exposition.
  • Talbert, Charles H. Literary Patterns, Theological Themes, and the Genre of Luke Acts. Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press, 1974. †This is a scholarly work that also provides readers with a detailed analysis of Luke style of writing. The search for Luke's admitted sources leads Talbert to take some unnecessary steps in his handling of this theme. He concludes his discussion by advancing information in support of his hypothesis that Luke organized his material around a balanced architectonic schema.
  • Tiede, David L. Luke. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1990. An erudite work. Condenses a vast amount of data into 450 pages. Designed for lay people.
  • Van Doren, William Howard. The Gospel of Luke. Expository and Homiletical Commentary. 2 vols. in 1. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1981. First published between 1876-1878 as a Suggestive Commentary, this work merited C. H. Spurgeon's approval. He wrote: "Well named 'suggestive'; it is all suggestions. It teems and swarms with homiletic hints."
  • Wiersbe, Warren Wendell. Be Compassionate. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1988. Together these volumes treat the gospel of Luke. Wiersbe, who is a pastor's pastor, outlines and expounds the text with exemplary skill. These books are ideal for individual or group Bible study.
  • Wilcock, Michael. The Savior of the World: The Message of Luke's Gospel. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1979. A clear evangelical exposition of this gospel. Avoids stereotypes and provides some helpful insights into Luke's special interests and style.

BIBLE.ORG

CRAIG BLOMBERG

F F BRUCE

D A CARSON, DOUGLAS MOO

CYBERHYMNAL

A M HODGKIN

JOHN MACARTHUR

LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE - Notes on Luke (158 pages) includes nice black and white maps

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS

RAY STEDMAN

MYER PEARLMAN

WIL POUNDS

CHARLES SWINDOLL

JAMES VAN DINE

SERMONS
ON LUKE

MIKE ANDRUS

RICH CATHERS

DAVID COOK

RON DANIEL

J LIGON DUNCAN, DEREK THOMAS, DAVID STRAIN, et al

DAN DUNCAN

DON FORTNER'S SERMON OUTLINES

DON FORTNER'S SERMONS

GOSPEL COALITION

JOE GUGLIELMO

    DANNY HALL

    DAVID HOLWICK

    JOHNNY SANDERS - see also his commentary

    HAMPTON KEATHLEY

    FRANKLIN L KIRKSEY

    BRYN MACPHAIL

    DONNIE MARTIN

    J R MILLER - Devotional Hours

    J MIKE MINNIX

    DAVID E OWEN

    PASTOR LIFE -

    SERMONS - Each link below begins with sermons on verse 1 - click arrow to advance to sermons on next verse

    These are older, more "classic" sermons from the Biblical Illustrator

    ALAN STEWART

    MIKE STONE

    TERRY TRIVETTE

    COMMENTARIES
    ON LUKE

    J G BELLET

    BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

    HORATIUS BONAR

    CAMBRIDGE BIBLE COMMENTARY FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

    FARRAR, F W - 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

    EASY ENGLISH

    EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE Commentary

    JAMES FOOTE

    DON FORTNER

    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.

    GOTQUESTIONS

    L M GRANT

    ROBERT HAWKER'S - Poor Man's Commentary

    F B HOLE - Commentary

    HARRY IRONSIDE

    WILLIAM KELLY

    Cyril Barber - An excellent handling of Luke's theme, replete with the author's own translation and an exposition that is at once refreshing and satisfying.

    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

    REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes

    JOHNNY SANDERS - published 2005. Well done

    WILLIAM B STEVENS

    JOHN STEVENSON

    SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

    JOHN TRAPP - Commentary

    BOB UTLEY

    Note: Utley is amilennial. Also be aware that he tends to replace Israel with the Church (see "Replacement theology") even in a straightforward passage such as Ro 11:26-note "all Israel will be saved". Of that passage He comments that one of the possible interpretations is "this refers in some sense to spiritual Israel, the Church (Ed: There is absolutely no justification in the context for this erroneous statement!), then goes on to add "The question of whether those Jews who were "hardened" will have an end time chance to respond cannot be answered from this or any text." (Ed: This latter dogmatic comment is clearly erroneous! Clearly the context is Jesus' Second Coming and the "end times" and the subject is the nation of Israel (if the text is read literally). The only way to misinterpret this passage is to postulate that Paul did not literally mean what he said. Utley has some good material in non-eschatological passages but you need to be aware of his interpretative approach which is at times non-literal. Caveat Emptor!)

    LUKE RESOURCES
    Chapter and Verse

    LUKE 1

    DARRELL BOCK

      ROB MORGAN

      JOSEPH PARKER

      J VERNON MCGEE

      RAY PRITCHARD

      GREG ALLEN

      DOUG GOINS

      WIL POUNDS

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      HYMN STORIES

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      DOUG GOINS

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

      H. P. LIDDON

      J C PHILPOT

      ALEXANDER WHYTE

      LUKE 2

      DOUG GOINS

      MARTIN LUTHER

      GREG ALLEN

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      GRACE GEMS

      ROB MORGAN

      T. A. GURNEY

      HYMN STORIES

      RAY PRITCHARD

      JOHN ANGELL JAMES

      H. P. LIDDON 

      THOMAS WATSON

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

      LANCELOT ANDREWS

      THEODOR CHRISTLIEB

      LUKE 3

      LEONARD RAVENHILL

      GREG ALLEN

      LUKE 4

      RAY PRITCHARD

      ROB MORGAN

      WILLIAM BARRICK

      OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

      EDWARD PAYSON

      LUKE 5

      RAY PRITCHARD

      GREG ALLEN

      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

      LUKE 8

      J C PHILPOT

      GEORGE WHITEFIELD

      JAMES SMITH

      MARTIN LUTHER

      RAY PRITCHARD

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      LUKE 9

      BOB DEFFINBAUGH

      GEORGE WHITEFIELD

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      GREG ALLEN

      RAY PRITCHARD

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      LUKE 10

      STEVE ZEISLER

      SAMUEL DAVIES

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      RAY PRITCHARD

      ARTHUR PINK

      J C RYLE

      SCOTT GRANT

      JOHN ANGELL JAMES

      ROB MORGAN

      GEORGE WHITEFIELD

      LUKE 11

      RAY STEDMAN

      ALEXANDER WHYTE

      J R MILLER

      ROB MORGAN

      WILLIAM B STEWART

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      J C PHILPOT

      EDWARD PAYSON

      LUKE 12

      GREG ALLEN

      RAY PRITCHARD

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      JACK ARNOLD

      JAMES SMITH

      GRACE GEMS

      JOHN MACDUFF

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      LEONARD RAVENHILL

      LUKE 13

      GEORGE WHITEFIELD

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      WILLIAM BACON STEVENS

      PHIL NEWTON

      J C RYLE

      ON SITE

      LUKE 14

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      JACK ARNOLD

      GEORGE WHITEFIELD

      GREG ALLEN

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      DAVID WILKERSON

      LUKE 15

      RAY STEDMAN

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      JACK ARNOLD

      OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      BILLY GRAHAM

      EDWARD PAYSON

      JOHNNY SANDERS - see also his commentary

      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

      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

      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

      J. C. RYLE

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      RAY STEDMAN

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      LUKE 20

      RAY PRITCHARD

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      EDWARD PAYSON

      LUKE 21

      JAMES SMITH

      HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      LUKE 22

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      BOB DEFFINBAUGH

      J C PHILPOT

      ANDREW MURRAY

      JAMES SMITH

      RAY PRITCHARD

      G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

      JOHN FLAVEL

      JONATHAN EDWARDS

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      ANDREW MURRAY

      LUKE 23

      RAY PRITCHARD

      HORATIUS BONAR

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      GRACE GEMS

      JOHNNY SANDERS - see also his commentary

      OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

      J. C. RYLE

      DWIGHT L MOODY

      LUKE 24

      RAY PRITCHARD

      BRUCE GOETTSCHE

      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 Holy Scriptures - 1861.

      Spurgeon writes "Oosterzee in Lange is excellent."

      D Edmond Hiebert - In keeping with the series to which it belongs, the massive material is presented in three parts: exegetical and critical, doctrinal and ethical, and homiletical and practical. Conservative in viewpoint. Valuable for those willing to dig into its vast stores of material, much of which is definitely dated.

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

      Some chapters do not have comments by Parker.

      JOHN PIPER
      SERMONS ON LUKE

      ALFRED PLUMMER
      The Gospel According to St Luke
      International Critical 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)

      D. D. Salmond - It is distinguished throughout by learning, sobriety of judgment, and sound exegesis. It is a weighty contribution to the interpretation of the third Gospel, and will take an honorable place in the series of which it forms a part. 

      The Herald and Presbyter  - We are pleased with the thoroughness and scientific accuracy of the interpretations. . . . It seems to us that the prevailing characteristic of the book is common sense, fortified by learning and piety. 

      J. H. Thayer - It is a valuable and welcome addition to our somewhat scanty stock of first-class commentaries on the third Gospel. By its scholarly thoroughness it well sustains the reputation which the International Series has already won. 

      Cyril Barber - A most exhaustive and helpful treatment of the Greek text.

      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

      Robertson also authored an online book on Luke entitled Luke the Historian in the Light of Research about which Cyril Barber writes "A formal, scholarly defense of the accuracy of Luke's gospel. Includes a discussion of Luke's use of "medical terms" (click here) the account of Christ's birth, miracles and so on."

      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

      INSTRUCTIONS -  Click on the chapter below (bold font) for the sermons in that chapter on one page. 

      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)

      • Introduction
      • Luke 1
      • Luke 1:17 John the Forerunner of Jesus
      • Luke 1:35, 38 The Angel's Message to Mary
      • Luke 1:46, 47 The Virgin's Song of Praise
      • Luke 1:67-75 The Son of Zacharias
      • Luke 1:78, 79 The Causes of Our Saviour's Incarnation
      • Luke 2
      • Luke 2:10, 11 Christ's Incarnation Glad Tidings to All
      • Luke 2:13, 14 The Angel's Song
      • Luke 2:15 Inquiry into the Gospel Recommended
      • Luke 2:21 The Circumcision of Christ
      • Luke 2:22-24 Presentation of Christ in the Temple
      • Luke 2:25 Christ the Consolation of Israel
      • Luke 2:28-32 Testimony Borne to Jesus in the Temple
      • Luke 2:34, 35 The ends and Effects of Christ's Exhibition to the World
      • Luke 2:49 Christ's Early Habits
      • Luke 3
      • Luke 3:4-6 Ministry of John the Baptist
      • Luke 3:10,11 Liberality to the Poor
      • Luke 3:10-14 Practical Duties Enforced
      • Luke 3:19, 20 The Imprisonment of John
      • Luke 3:21, 22 The Descent of the Spirit
      • Luke 4
      • Luke 4:21, 22 Our Lord's First Sermon at Nazareth
      • Luke 4:23 Physician, Heal Thyself
      • Luke 4:28-30 Christ Escapes from His Blood-Thirsty Persecutors
      • Luke 4:33, 34 An Unclean Spirit Cast Out
      • Luke 4:38, 39 Peter's Wife's Mother Cured
      • Luke 5
      • Luke 5:8-11 The Draught of Fishes
      • Luke 5:27-29 The Call of Matthew
      • Luke 5:36-38 The New Wine and Old Bottles
      • Luke 6
      • Luke 6:12, 13 The Apostles Chosen
      • Luke 6:19 The Analogy Between Bodily and Spiritual Cures
      • Luke 6:20-26 True Happiness Stated
      • Luke 6:43-45 The Tree Known by its Fruits
      • Luke 6:46 The Folly of a Fruitless Profession
      • Luke 7
      • Luke 7:6, 7 The Centurion's Servant Healed
      • Luke 7:14-16 The Widow's Son Raised
      • Luke 7:31, 32, 35 The Perverse Children
      • Luke 7:40-42 The Insolvent Debtors
      • Luke 7:50 The Sinner's Fate
      • Luke 8
      • Luke 8:16-18 The Lighted Candle
      • Luke 8:18 Directions How to Hear Sermons
      • Luke 8:50 Jairus' Daughter Healed
      • Luke 9
      • Luke 9:12, 13 The Five Thousand Fed
      • Luke 9:29-32 The Transfiguration of Christ
      • Luke 9:55 Against Mistaking Our Own Spirit
      • Luke 9:57-62 Appropriate Addresses to Distinct Characters
      • Luke 9:62 Against a Disposition to Relinquish the Lord's Service
      • Luke 10
      • Luke 10:10-16 The Danger of Rejecting the Gospel
      • Luke 10:20 The Enrolment of Our Names in Heaven, A Ground of Joy
      • Luke 10:21 The Gospel Revealed to Babes
      • Luke 10:23, 24 The Blessings of a Preached Gospel
      • Luke 10:30-35 The Good Samaritan
      • Luke 10:41, 42 Martha and Mary's Characters Compared
      • Luke 10:42 One Thing Needful
      • Luke 11
      • Luke 11:1 Forms of Prayer, Good
      • Luke 11:5-8 The Force of Importunity
      • Luke 11:9,10 Importunity Encouraged
      • Luke 11:21, 22 The Strong Man Armed
      • Luke 11:27, 28 The Blessedness of the True Christian
      • Luke 12
      • Luke 12:1 Caution Against Hypocrisy
      • Luke 12:4,5 God to be Feared, but Not man
      • Luke 12:15 Caution Against Covetousness
      • Luke 12:20, 21 The Rich Fool
      • Luke 12:32 The Privileges of Christ's Flock
      • Luke 12:35-37 The Watchful Servant
      • Luke 12:50 The Bloody Baptism of our Lord
      • Luke 12:57 Judging What is Right
      • Luke 13
      • Luke 13:5 Repentance
      • Luke 13:7-9 The Barren Fig-Tree
      • Luke 13:15, 16 The Infirm Woman Cured
      • Luke 13:30 The Last First, and the First Last
      • Luke 14
      • Luke 14:1-4 The Man Cured of Dropsy
      • Luke 14:7-10 The Ambitious Guest
      • Luke 14:12-14 Liberality to the Poor Recommended
      • Luke 14:16-18 The Great Supper
      • Luke 14:28-33 The Foolish Builder and the Inconsiderate King
      • Luke 15
      • Luke 15:3-7 The Lost Sheep
      • Luke 15:8-10 The Lost Piece of Silver
      • Luke 15:10 Angels Rejoice Over Penitents
      • Luke 15:23, 24 The Prodigal Son
      • Luke 15:28 The Prodigal's Elder Brother
      • Luke 16
      • Luke 16:8 The Unjust Steward
      • Luke 16:16 Pressing into the Kingdom
      • Luke 16:25 The Rich Man and Lazarus
      • Luke 16:29-31 The Hopeless State of Those Who Disregard the Scriptures
      • Luke 17
      • Luke 17:5,6 The Importance of Faith
      • Luke 17:10 The Obedient Servant
      • Luke 17:17, 18 The Ten Lepers Healed
      • Luke 17:26-30 Suddenness of Christ's Second Coming
      • Luke 17:32 Lot's Wife
      • Luke 18
      • Luke 18:1 The Duty of Persevering in Prayer
      • Luke 18:6-8 The Importunate Widow
      • Luke 18:13, 14 The Pharisee and the Publican
      • Luke 18:31-34 Christ Foretells His Own Sufferings
      • Luke 19
      • Luke 19:9 The Conversion of Zaccheus
      • Luke 19:10 The End For Which the Son of Man Came
      • Luke 19:12, 13 The Pounds
      • Luke 19:12, 14 The Rebellious Citizens
      • Luke 19:26 Talents Lost, If Not Improved
      • Luke 19:27 Christ's Enemies Warned
      • Luke 19:37, 38 Our Lord's Triumphant Entry Into Jerusalem
      • Luke 19:40 Our Duty Towards the Lord Jesus Christ
      • Luke 19:41, 42 Christ's Compassion to Lost Sinners
      • Luke 20
      • Luke 20:15 The Wicked Husbandmen
      • Luke 20:17, 18 The Rejected Corner Stone
      • Luke 21
      • Luke 21:17-19 Encouragement to Bear Persecution
      • Luke 21:29-31 The Budding Fig-Tree
      • Luke 22
      • Luke 22:14-16 Our Lord's Eating the Last Passover with His Disciples
      • Luke 22:22 The Circumstances of Our Lord's Death Foreordained
      • Luke 22:28-30 Reward of Faithfulness
      • Luke 22:31, 32 The Means of Security from Satan's Malice
      • Luke 22:39-46 Christ's Sufferings in the Garden
      • Luke 22:48 The Treason of Judas
      • Luke 22:50, 51 The Healing of Malchus' Ear
      • Luke 22:61, 62 Peter's Fall and Repentance
      • Luke 23
      • Luke 23:1-3 Christ's Accusation Before Pilate
      • Luke 23:12 Herod's Reconciliation With Pilate
      • Luke 23:13-25 Barabas Spared, and Christ Condemned
      • Luke 23:27-31 Christ's Address to the Women Who Lamented Him
      • Luke 23:31 The Green and Dry Tree
      • Luke 23:34 Christ Interceding For His Enemies
      • Luke 23:42, 43 Our Lord's Answer to the Penitent Thief
      • Luke 23:47, 48 The Effect of Christ's Death on the Beholders
      • Luke 24
      • Luke 24:26 The Necessity of Christ's Sufferings and Exaltation
      • Luke 24:32 Blessedness of Communion with Christ
      • Luke 24:33, 34 Christ's Resurrection
      • Luke 24:46, 47 The Gospel to Be First Preached at Jerusalem
      • Luke 24:50-53 The Ascension of Christ

      ROB SALVATO
      SERMONS ON LUKE

      CHUCK SMITH
      SERMON NOTES

      R C SPROUL
      DEVOTIONALS
      BOOK OF LUKE

      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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