Luke 8 Resources

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Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at The resources are listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name and some include reviews of the particular resource. For hundreds of other commentaries and books that can be borrowed see Christian Commentaries Online


Preaching Luke-Acts by Allen, Ronald J.

James Rosscup - This conservative commentary is a detailed work in the Greek and is well-written. The author did the famous Greek-English lexicon and two books on alleged contradictions.

Bible commentary: the Gospel according to St. Luke by Arndt, William F

Poet and peasant : a literary-cultural approach to the parables in Luke by Bailey, Kenneth 

James Rosscup - Bailey discusses four Lukan parables at length in the first book, making a great contribution as to cultural data that opens up the parables. His data is based on studies while teaching for many years in the mid-East, also on extensive travels, correspondence, and scholarly probing into the literature. Particularly insightful are his remarks on Luke 15 (the triad of parables) and Luke 11 (Friend at Midnight). The second book continues to be rich in peasant cultural background, with data not available to many who study the parables. But the second book treats ten further parables (7:36–50 and others in 9:51–19:48, Luke’s travel narrative). These are well-done but not treated in as much detail. Both books are excellent in making parables “come alive” and making readers think. In more recent years both volumes have been put into one book. Cf. Hultgren in the Matthew section.

Luke comes alive! by Blanchard, John, 

Patterns for power : parables of Luke by Briscoe, D. Stuart

Saint Luke by Caird, G. B.

Cyril Barber - 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

Luke by Evans, Craig A., The New International Commentary on the New Testament

James Rosscup - A lucid study, often of help on problem texts but cursory at times. Evans gives authorship by Luke “provisional acceptance” and feels that this issue is not vital to how this gospel is interpreted (3). After a brief introduction (1–16), general summaries of each section are followed by added notes on a few key details, with bypassing of many, such as Anna’s 84 years in 2:36–38, and problems of interpretation in 11:5–7. While Evans shows high expertise even when terse, one will find other works explaining far more to make their time fruitful.

The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary : Matthew-Luke by Evans, Craig A -  This resource will give you interesting insights and is worth checking on individual passages

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. bringing to life the ancient world of scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)

The Gospel according to Luke (I-IX) The Gospel according to Luke : introduction, translation, and notes (X-XXIV) by Fitzmyer, Joseph A

James Rosscup - An internationally known Catholic scholar presents an excellent appraisal of “The Current State of Lukan Studies” (3–34) and has “A Sketch of Lukan Theology” (143–270). In explaining the gospel text, Fitzmyer has often helpful sources on various points. This will rank as one of the best-regarded commentaries at this time from the standpoint of awareness of critical literature and comments reflecting current learning. He gives his own translation and a fairly lucid, detailed exposition that is abreast of language, background, and views. It is a mixed bag with Fitzmyer, though. He often takes views that evangelicals appreciate, such as Jesus’ resurrection body being able to eat food. At other times he stumbles where there are possible solutions, as when he feels that there is no way to harmonize the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Indices to both volumes help find material.

The Gospel of Luke by Green, Joel B. New International Commentary on the New Testament 143 ratings

James Rosscup - 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.

Tim Challies - Most commentators on the commentaries commend this volume, D.A. Carson among them, though he offers caveats. He says it is “full of thoughtful interaction with contemporary scholarship, but I do not think it is either as rigorous or as accurate as the work of Luke.” He suggests that its unique strength is narrative historiography and discourse analysis. If you, like me, don’t know what that means, then perhaps choose one of the other volumes

James Rosscup - This work with pp. i-xcii plus 928 replaced Norval Geldenhuys’ effort of 1951. Green puts more focus on literary criticism, narrative criticism, and social-scientific analysis than on earlier issues about historical critical matters, redaction and source criticism, etc. One sees topics such as family allegiances, friendship, purity, and status. He seeks to show OT background for this gospel, and not Mark, or Matthew, or oral tradition. Green sets up a misleading opinion that Luke and those using his work were “not so much concerned with the issue, Did it happen? as with the queries What happened? and what does it all mean? (36). It surely is both. However, he does appear to believe that the details are fact in Luke’s perspective, but thinks Luke is more burdened with how to understand things (20). One can say that Luke saw the two in a necessary balance and need not have any thought of ranking them.

Commentary on the Gospel of Luke : the English text with introduction, exposition and notes by Geldenhuys, Norval, 

James Rosscup - Amillennial in its interpretation of the kingdom program, this work is solid and explains many verses rather well but is not the best.

Half-hours with William Hendriksen : stirring devotional surveys of Romans, Philippians, Luke and Revelation, with other gems by Hendriksen, William, 

Luke : a self-study guide by Jensen, Irving

The Communicator's Commentary - Luke (Also known as The Preacher's Commentary Series - Volume 26: Luke) Larson, Bruce - 356 pages (1983) See user reviews

The Parables of Jesus by Kistemaker, Simon J.,

James Rosscup - A past national president of Evangelical Theological Society deals with all of Jesus’ parables and shows a lucid style, warmth, and broad acquaintance with scholarly writings on his material which is obvious in footnotes. He uses the NIV text. The contribution is very good on background, the main thrust of parables, key expository details, and the practical contribution for life. This is one of the best fairily recent evangelical works on the parables in general (cf. Bailey, Ellisen, Hultgren, Longenecker, etc, under Matthew and Luke).

Book of Luke : Jesus, the son of man by Lucado, Max

Luke : the Savior of the world by MacArthur, John - Not his full commentary. 

James Rosscup - Gooding was formerly Prof. of Greek, Queen’s University, Belfast, and well known in many countries for biblical exposition. His writing of a simplified, flowing explanation is in 362 pp., moving section by section. He often refers to I. H. Marshall’s large work on the Greek text for more detail, as in giving six lines on the Luke 3 genealogy and referring to nine pp. in Marshall (78). He avoids other discussions also, as whether Luke 6 has the same sermon as Matt. 5–7, but says that Jesus, as many preachers, could vary material on different occasions (117–18). He generalizes “mysteries of the kingdom” in Luke 8:4–21 to refer only to “God’s way of salvation is a plan … which no one would ever have known anything about if God had not revealed it” (140). The commentary seems fair in a number of places checked, but is not as consistently profitable as several others are. Gooding has a similar (440-pp.) work on Acts, True to the Faith (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990), which is helpful to a pastor in terms of summing up spiritual emphases in passages.

A tale of two sons : the inside story of a father, his sons, and a shocking murder by MacArthur, John

Luke and the last things : a perspective for the understanding of Lukan thought by Mattill, A. J

Cyril Barber - An exacting, technical presentation of Lukan theology. Rich and full. 2

The Gospel according to Luke by Morgan, G. Campbell 

According to Luke : a new exposition of the Third Gospel by David Gooding   9 ratings


What are they saying about Luke? by Powell, Mark Allan, 6 ratings

James Rosscup - 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.

A walk with Jesus : enjoying the company of Christ - Gospel of Luke by Sproul, R. C 3 ratings

The declaration of something mysterious : Jesus' courage and communication of the truth : a study of Luke 10:38-16:18 by Swindoll, Charles

The consummation of something miraculous : Jesus' trials and triumph of redemption : a study of Luke 16:19-24:53 : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles

Luke & John : life that lasts forever - Quick Notes - Mark Strauss

Luke by Tannehill, Robert C 13 ratings

Be Compassionate (Luke 1-13) by Wiersbe, Warren W - or see online Wiersbe Bible Commentary

James Rosscup - 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.

Be Courageous (Luke 14-24) by Wiersbe, Warren

Cyril Barber - 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.

The Bible exposition Commentary by Wiersbe, Warren W - All NT books in one source. Excellent. Or here This is the same material as in the two volumes of Luke in the listings directly above. 

Rosscup - One of America’s most appreciated staunchly evangelical Bible conference teachers gives diligent, refreshing expositions. These are all of his 23 separate, earlier books in the “Be” series on the New Testament. He strikes a particular appeal with lay people as he crystallizes sections, deals with some of the verses, handles certain problems and backgrounds and applies principles. He is premillennial.

Windows on the parables by Wiersbe, Warren

Interpreting the parables by Blomberg, Craig

Luke Commentary - Robert Tannehill (385 pages) 14 ratings


NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H. Wayne; 917 ratings Very helpful notes. Conservative.

The Experiencing God Study Bible : the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings

Wycliffe Bible Commentary - OT and NT - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962). 214 ratings Less detailed than the KJV Bible Commentary. 

The New Testament and Wycliffe Bible commentary - This version has no time restriction but only has the NT. 

The Defender's Study Bible : King James Version by Morris, Henry M. Excellent notes for well known creationist. 45 ratings

The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."

ESV Study Bible - Excellent resource but not always literal in eschatology and the nation of Israel 6,004 ratings

Life Application Study Bible : New Living Translation. Has some very helpful notes. 4,445 ratings

Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages.  424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion. 

The NIV Study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. Note this is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020. 

The Ryrie Study Bible - Charles Ryrie (1978) 2142 pages. Conservative.  216 ratings

The Word in life Study Bible - Very interesting format. Not your routine study Bible. Worth checking the very informative notes. (e.g., here is a picture of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances.)

With the Word - Devotional Commentary - Warren Wiersbe - 428 ratings - Excellent chapter summaries. Good ideas for preaching teaching.

Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W - Succinct summaries which almost always have good ideas to supplement your teaching or preaching. 

Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.

Evangelical Commentary on the Bible - editor Walter Elwell (1989) 1239 pages. User reviews

New Bible Commentary - (1994) See user reviews 

NIV archaeological study Bible (2005) 2360 pages 950 ratings (See also Archaeology and the Bible - OT and NT)


HENRY ALFORD- Commentary

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)

  • Luke 8 The New Testament for English Readers
  • Luke 8 The Greek New Testament

GREG ALLEN - Sermons

CLINTON ARNOLD  - Borrow the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary 



BRIAN BELL - Sermons - often has very helpful insights


JOHANN A BENGEL - Commentary


BRIAN BILL - Sermons

A B BRUCE - Expositor's Greek Testament

DARRELL L BOCK - IVP Commentary - IVP NT Commentary Series 428 pages  16 ratings

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)

Cyril Barber - 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.



A B BRUCE - Expositor's Greek Testament

HENRY BURTON - Expositor's Bible Commentary

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.

  • Luke 8 - Has all of the following in easier to read format




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.

ALAN CARR - Sermons

RICH CATHERS - sermons with frequent illustrations


ADAM CLARKE - Commentary


THOMAS CONSTABLE - Expository Notes

W A CRISWELL - Sermons






DAN DUNCAN - Sermons


EASY ENGLISH - Commentary


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.


EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - 1984 edition - Well done. Evangelical.

James Rosscup - Liefeld has a generally good introduction with a fine discussion of themes and theology (13 points). He is disappointing in his discussion of distinctive features (p. 798). He can be vague and not nail things down as on baptism with fire (857) and what 16:8b-9, 17:7–10 and 19:11–27 are getting at. Still, in many passages he is helpful on main aspects and clear, giving the expositor aid, mingling informative comment with practical material. He is conservative and premillennial.


JAMES FOOTE - Commentary

Spurgeon comments: "We frequently consult this work and never without finding in it things new and old. To preachers who will not steal the lectures, but use them suggestively, they will be extremely serviceable." (Spurgeon - Commenting on Commentaries)


JAMES FREEMAN - New Manners and Customs

A C GAEBELEIN Annotated Bible

JOHN GILL - Commentary


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)




L M GRANT - Commentary

DAVE GUZIK - Commentary

ROBERT HAWKER - Poor Man's Commentary


Cyril Barber - 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 Christ's ministry in terms of its inauguration, continuation, and consummation.

MATTHEW HENRY - Commentary


F B HOLE - Commentary

HOLMAN PUBLISHING - well done, conservative study Bible notes





These sermons that make a great starting point for preaching or teaching Luke and are all on one page. It is not cleaned up yet (lots of spaces, poor right margins, etc) but all the material is there. Click here and scroll down

  • How to Cultivate a Teachable Heart                                    Luke 8:1-15
  • Faith in the Midst of the Storm                                            Luke 8:22-25
  • Jesus and the Wild Man                                                      Luke 8:26-40
  • She Touched Me!                                                                Luke 8:41-48
  • When They Laughed at Jesus                                            Luke 8:41-42, 49-56



WILLIAM KELLY - Commentary

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.

KJV BIBLE COMMENTARY - Edward Hindson and Woodrow M Kroll

Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective.  User reviews - 372 ratings - I have found the comments are very good but not generally in great depth. It is worth check as you may glean additional insights on a passage. It is not strictly speaking verse by verse but does cover many verses. 

  • KJV Bible Commentary. - note if you want to use copy and paste function, select the one page view. Two page view does not allow copy/paste.

PAUL E. KRETZMANN - Lutheran Perspective

LANGE'S COMMENTARY - J J VAN OOSTERZEE - Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures 

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.

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



JOHN MACARTHUR- verse by verse - probably the best expositor in the last 100 years but very literal and conservative

WILLIAM MACDONALD - commentary on whole Bible. Often has pithy, practical and very insightful comments.

John MacArthur - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."

Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." 

ALEXANDER MACLAREN - sermons with a devotional bent


J VERNON MCGEE - Thru the Bible comments - often has pithy comments

F B MEYER - Devotional

HEINRICH MEYER - Commentary - lots of Greek

J R MILLER - Devotionals


ROB MORGAN - Sermon. Frequent illustrations

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible Notes - well-known creationist. Conservative. Millennial. 

LEON MORRIS - Tyndale NT Commentary Series

James Rosscup - Morris has written a good conservative commentary of some detail. It is lucid and not technical in nature.

Matheson (Ligonier) - Christians should pick up and read anything they find by the late Leon Morris. For those who may not have the time to dig into a 2,100-page commentary and are looking for a great introductory-level commentary on Luke, Morris is the place to begin.

Cyril Barber - 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.

Tim Challies - The inherent and deliberate limits of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries means that this volume is relatively short (370 pages) and written at a popular level. This is the entry-level commentary for those who would like just one volume on Luke. Morris has written commentaries on many books of the Bible and they are uniformly sound even if they are rarely considered the top of the class.

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR - Living Water Commentary

NET BIBLE NOTES  - somewhat technical but you can find some practical "nuggets" from time to time

JAMES NISBET'S - Church Pulpit Commentary

NKJV STUDY BIBLE - online no restriction for use - notes are brief but conservative and well-done

OUR DAILY BREAD - Devotionals, Good Sermon Illustrations


PETER PETT - Commentary


JOHN PIPER - Sermons

ALFRED PLUMMER - International Critical Commentary - Detailed Comments Verse by Verse

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. 

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. - New Testament Commentary for English Readers Edited by Charles J Ellicott, D.D.

MATTHEW POOLE - Commentary

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

PREACHER'S OUTLINE AND SERMON BIBLE (POSB) - This resource can be very helpful. Must be borrowed and no copy/paste. 

RAY PRITCHARD - Sermons that are very practical with good exposition




A. T. ROBERTSON - Word Pictures in the NT


J C RYLE - Commentary


JOHNNY SANDERS - verse by verse notes but notes are very brief

SERMONAUDIO - PDF's of sermons - Be aware there might be some variation in quality so be a Berean! 



CHUCK SMITH - Sermon Notes



C. H. SPURGEON - Sermons, et al




DAVID THOMPSON - sermons - average about 6 pages, verse by verse exposition. Literal. Conservative. 

TODAY IN THE WORD - devotionals

JOHN TRAPP - Commentary


MARVIN VINCENT - Greek Word Studies

WARREN WIERSBE - Always worth checking for preaching/teaching points.

Rosscup - One of America’s most appreciated staunchly evangelical Bible conference teachers gives diligent, refreshing expositions. These are all of his 23 separate, earlier books in the “Be” series on the New Testament. He strikes a particular appeal with lay people as he crystallizes sections, deals with some of the verses, handles certain problems and backgrounds and applies principles. He is premillennial.



WYCLIFFE BIBLE COMMENTARY - Merrill C Tenney authored the Gospel of Luke. Scripture in left column, comments in right column

James Rosscup - Tenney is limited in his space, but usually makes good use of it to explain verses so as to provide help. He is conservative and premillennial. Sometimes he is quite clear, other times one can only guess what he means when he is vague, as when he says that “the kingdom of God is nigh at hand” (Lk 21:29) are words complementary to Lk 17:21, “The kingdom of God is within you” (p. 1063). Overall he offers a fairly good commentary for those wanting a brief study with considerable competence behind it.

  • Luke Commentary - note if you want to use copy and paste function, select the one page view. Two page view does not allow copy/paste.

SERMONS BY VERSE - Luke 8 - Older expositions - 191 sermons

But Jesus Sent Him Away Charles Wesley Naylor Luke 8:1
Preaching Everywhere T. Spurgeon. Luke 8:1
The Gospel of the Kingdom W. Clarkson Luke 8:1
Village Preaching Essex Congregational Remembrancer Luke 8:1
Incidents in Evangelistic Work R.M. Edga Luke 8:1-21
Christianity and Woman W. Clarkson Luke 8:2, 3
Mary of Magdala T. S. Dickson, M. A. Luke 8:2-3
Self-Devotion of Women   Luke 8:2-3
The Ministry of Women A. Maclaren, D. D. Luke 8:2-3
Nature and Design of Parables E. N. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:4
One Seed and Diverse Soils Alexander Maclaren Luke 8:4
Our Lord's Parables C. S. Robinson, D. D. Luke 8:4
Failure and Success in Hearing W. Clarkson Luke 8:4-8
Christ's Classification of Human Hearts R. Rothe, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
Parable of the Sower J. Jowett, M. A. Luke 8:4-15
Parable of the Sower J. Thomson, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
Parable of the Sower W. Borrows, M. A. Luke 8:4-15
Parable of the Sower T. E. Marshall, M. A. Luke 8:4-15
Plentiful Sowing W. O. Lilley. Luke 8:4-15
Preachers and Hearers W. Burrows, B. A. Luke 8:4-15
The Divine Sower and His Seed C. S. Turner, M. A. Luke 8:4-15
The First Parable Thomas Guthrie, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
The Four Fields H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, M. A. Luke 8:4-15
The Parable of the Sower Canon G. E. Jelft Luke 8:4-15
The Seed Robert Wilson, M. D. Luke 8:4-15
The Sower Sowing His Seed Thomas Taylor, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
The Sower; Or, the Origin and Authority of the Gospel E. N. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
The Word of God as Seed H. Macmillan, D. D. Luke 8:4-15
How to Reclaim the Indifferent R. Wilson, M. D. Luke 8:5
Seed on the Wayside; Or, the Heedless Hearer E. N. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:5
The Field-Path C. S. Turner, M. A. Luke 8:5
The Highway Ground Thomas Taylor, D. D. Luke 8:5
The Sower and the Seed John Percival Luke 8:5
World-Hardened G. F. Pentecost. Luke 8:5
On Stony Ground Robert Wilson, M. D. Luke 8:6
Seeds on Stony Places; Or, the Cowardly Hearer E. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:6
Stony Ground   Luke 8:6
The Shallow Soil C. S. Turner, M. A. Luke 8:6
Among Thorns Robert Wilson, M. D. Luke 8:7
Among Thorns Thomas Taylor, D. D. Luke 8:7
The Seed Among Thorns; Or, the Fatal Compromise E. N. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:7
The Thorn Roots C. S. Turner, M. A. Luke 8:7
Thorns Like Flowers W. O. Lilley. Luke 8:7
The Good Ground   Luke 8:8
The Seed in Good Ground E. N. Kirk, D. D. Luke 8:8
A Right Attitude Essential to Perceiving God's Truths Christian Age Luke 8:10
The Mysteries of the Kingdom R. Halley, D. D. Luke 8:10
The Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven G. Macdonald, LL. D. Luke 8:10
Missionary Sermon J. Hatchard, A. M. Luke 8:11
Sowing the Seed of the Word Handbook to Scripture Doctrines. Luke 8:11
The Seed A. F. Joscelyne, B. A. Luke 8:11
The Seed Gives Life by Means of Death T. Guthrie, D. D. Luke 8:11
Use the Bible A. W. Hare. Luke 8:11
Vitality of Latent Seeds Christian Journal Luke 8:11
Inattentive Hearers S. Stennett, D. D. Luke 8:12
Lack of Continuance A. L. Stone. Luke 8:12
The Devil's Punctuality, Power, and Purpose C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:12
The Fowls of the Air Dean Goulburn. Luke 8:12
Transient Piety C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:12
Good Ground Spoilt by Neglect H. Harris, B. D. . Luke 8:14
Seed Among Thorns Alexander Maclaren Luke 8:14
Signs of Excessive Worldliness W. H. Lewis, D. D. Luke 8:14
Why Cares and Pleasures are Associated Together H. Harris, B. D. Luke 8:14
Worldly Amusements J. G. Rogers, B. A. Luke 8:14
Effectual Hearing T Watson. Luke 8:15
Meditation Renders Good Impressions Lasting Scriver. Luke 8:15
Remarkable Fertility C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:15
The Mystery of Growth E. White. Luke 8:15
The Necessity of Patience Thomas Taylor, D. D Luke 8:15
With Patience S. Cox, D. D. Luke 8:15
Covered Character W. Clarkson Luke 8:16
Difference Between This and Other Versions of the Parable S. Cox, D. D. Luke 8:16
Hiding the Light D. W. Whittle's Life, Warfare, and Victory Luke 8:16
The Good Done by Being Good   Luke 8:16
The Lighted Lamp F. E. Toyne. Luke 8:16
The Place and Function of the Lamp S. Cox, D. D. Luke 8:16
Revelation - a Duty, a Fact, a Certainty W. Clarkson Luke 8:17
Secret Things Made Visible in Due Time Christian Journal Luke 8:17
The Paradox S. Cox, D. D. Luke 8:17
A Weighty Exhortation E. de Pressense, D. D. Luke 8:18
An Incentive to Culture J. Service, D. D. Luke 8:18
Directions for Hearing Sermons J. Erskine, D. D. Luke 8:18
Eloquent Listening Anon. Luke 8:18
Hearers C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:18
Hearing C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:18
Hearing Carelessly C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:18
Hearing the Word D. Clarkson, B. D. Luke 8:18
How the Word is to be Read and Heard T. Boston, D. D. Luke 8:18
How to Hear the Word J. N. Norton, D. D. Luke 8:18
On Hearing the Word J. P. Dobson. Luke 8:18
On Hearing the Word of God Bp. Smalridge. Luke 8:18
On Reading and Hearing the Word of God J. Archer. Luke 8:18
Prepared Hearing C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:18
Right Hearing From "Daniel Quorra." Luke 8:18
The Art of Hearing H. Smith. Luke 8:18
The Ear's Music Room Dr. Wilson. Luke 8:18
The Grand Test of a Religious Life Bp. Temple. Luke 8:18
The Heavenly Thrift H. Smith. Luke 8:18
The Law of Use R. D. Hitchcock, D. D. Luke 8:18
The Possession of Appreciation J. Service, D. D. Luke 8:18
The Prepared Hearer J. R. Bailey. Luke 8:18
The Pulpit and the Pen J. Kelly. Luke 8:18
The Teaching of the Church E. de Pressense, D. D. Luke 8:18
True and False Possession Anon. Luke 8:18
Uselessness of Mere Hearing C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:18
Christ's One Relationship W. Clarkson Luke 8:19-21
Divine and Human Relationship George Macdonald. Luke 8:19-21
Divine Relationships Dean Vaughan. Luke 8:19-21
On Rightly Seeking the Saviour B. Beddome, M. A. Luke 8:19-21
Spiritual Relationship O. Warren, M. A. Luke 8:19-21
Spiritual Relationship to Christ H. W. Beecher. Luke 8:19-21
The Affinity of the Faithful H. Smith. Luke 8:19-21
The Household of Faith A. Gray. Luke 8:19-21
The Lord's Answer Respecting His Mother and Brethren James Foote, M. A. Luke 8:19-21
The True Relatives of Christ W. Arthur, M. A. Luke 8:19-21
The Two Families -- the Natural and the Spiritual W. Arnot. Luke 8:19-21
Christ for Our Captain M. G. Pearse. Luke 8:22-25
Christ Rebuking the Elements J. Vaughan, M. A. Luke 8:22-25
Christ the Lord of Nature W. Clarkson Luke 8:22-25
God's Answers to Man's Prayers for Help Bp. W. C. Magee. Luke 8:22-25
Setting Sail T. C. Finlayson. Luke 8:22-25
The Miracle on the Lake James Foote, M. A. Luke 8:22-25
The Miraculous Stilling of the Storm Bp. W. C. Magee. Luke 8:22-25
The Saviour in the Ship Bp. F. D. Huntington. Luke 8:22-25
The Soothing Voice of Jesus Richilde. Luke 8:22-25
The Storm on the Lake F. Whitfield. Luke 8:22-25
A Group of Miracles R.M. Edga Luke 8:22-56
The Sleep of Christ W. Clarkson Luke 8:23
Fear Rebuked Mackay. Luke 8:25
Where is Your Faith? J. Vaughan, M. A. Luke 8:25
Where is Your Faith? Archdeacon Farrar. Luke 8:25
A Chinese Demoniac J. Smith. Luke 8:27-40
A Genuine Case A. A. Ramsey. Luke 8:27-40
A Saviour and not a Tormentor E. J. Hardy. Luke 8:27-40
Destructive Power J. Parker, D. D. Luke 8:27-40
Hell on Earth Charles Kingsley. Luke 8:27-40
Insanity is Much Nearer the Kingdom of God than Worldly-Mindedness A. B. Bruce, D. D. Luke 8:27-40
Legion Charles Kingsley. Luke 8:27-40
Plain Words with the Careless C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:27-40
Spirits in Possession of a Man A. A. Ramsey. Luke 8:27-40
The Demoniac in the Tombs as He Resembles the Unconverted Sinner J. J. Rew, M. A. Luke 8:27-40
The Gadarene Demoniac Norman Macleod, D. D. Luke 8:27-40
A Three-Fold Blessing T. R. Stevenson. Luke 8:35
Casting Out Devils Expository Sermons on New Testament. Luke 8:35
Changed by the Power of God Dr. Talmage. Luke 8:35
Conversion of a Sorceress   Luke 8:35
Friends of the Devil Dr. Stephenson. Luke 8:35
God's Power in Changing the Heart C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:35
Sitting At the Feet of Jesus J. Henderson, D. D. Luke 8:35
Testifying to the Power of God's Grace M. G. Pearse. Luke 8:35
The Demoniac At the Feet of Jesus J. Allan. Luke 8:35
The Demoniac Recovered J. Parsons. Luke 8:35
Jesus Christ: Rejection and Welcome W. Clarkson Luke 8:37, 40
An Unanswered Prayer H. A. Nash. Luke 8:38-39
Christian Influence C. Wadsworth. Luke 8:38-39
Exemplifying Religion in Domestic Relations T. E. Vermilye, D. D. Luke 8:38-39
Our Return for God's Greater Kindnesses W. Clarkson Luke 8:38, 39
The Blessedness of Active Service Bp. Samuel Wilberforce. Luke 8:38-39
The Home-Mission Work of Christians Norman Macleod, D. D. Luke 8:38-39
The Religious Use of Excited Feelings J. H. Newman, D. D. Luke 8:38-39
Vital Principles of the Kingdom W. Williams. Luke 8:38-39
A Welcome for Jesus C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:40
Hearty Welcome C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:40
Waiting for Jesus Bp. Stevens. Luke 8:40
Christ and the Ruler J. Parker, D. D. Luke 8:41-42
The Faith of Jairus S. Cox, D. D., H. Macmillan, D. D. Luke 8:41-42
A Miracle Within a Miracle Alexander Maclaren Luke 8:43
Christ's Particular Sympathy and Friendship H. Bushnell, D. D. Luke 8:43-48
Cured At Last C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:43-48
Faith Rewarded T. M. Herbert, M. A. Luke 8:43-48
Glimpses of Jesus W. Forsyth, M. A. Luke 8:43-48
Grasping the Hem Dr. Koenig's Life of Dr. Simpson. Luke 8:43-48
Life Behind and Life Before Christ R. P. Macmaster. Luke 8:43-48
Real Contact with Jesus: a Sacramental Meditation C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:43-48
She was not Hid C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:43-48
The Cost of Service R. D. Hitchcock, D. D. Luke 8:43-48
The Earnest Touch E. H. Chapin, D. D. Luke 8:43-48
The Healer C. Stanford, D. D., A. M. Morgan. Luke 8:43-48
The Healing of Veronica S. Cox, D. D., G. MacDonald. Luke 8:43-48
The Throng and the Touch Bp. F. D. Huntington. Luke 8:43-48
The Touch C. H. Spurgeon. Luke 8:43-48
The Touch of Faith Methodist Times Luke 8:43-48
The Woman Healed by a Touch Preachers' Treasury Luke 8:43-48
The Woman Who Touched T. Sherlock, B. A. Luke 8:43-48
Various Touches W. H. Aitken, M. A. Luke 8:43-48
Virtue is Gone Out of Me J. Champness. Luke 8:43-48
Who Touched Me? N. Adams, D. D. Luke 8:43-48
Christ's Discriminating Notice W. Clarkson Luke 8:45, 46
A Needless Anxiety Concerning Christ W. Clarkson Luke 8:49
A Glorified Memory   Luke 8:49-56
Christian Consolation Under Bereavement by Death A. H. K. Boyd Luke 8:49-56
Consolation for Mourners T. Gibson, M. A. Luke 8:49-56
Death and Life Bishop W. H. Odenheimer. Luke 8:49-56
Death Pleasingly Described I. D'Israeli. Luke 8:49-56
He Commanded to Give Her Meat H. Macmillan, LL. D. Luke 8:49-56
Manly Faith J. Clifford, D. D. Luke 8:49-56
Not Death But Sleep J. R. Bailey. Luke 8:49-56
On the Death of Little Children T. Gasquoine, B. A. Luke 8:49-56
Our Lost Children E. Aston Luke 8:49-56
Talitha Cumi H. Macmillan, LL. D., N. P. Willis. Luke 8:49-56
The Christian's Death a Sleep T. Sharp, M. A. Luke 8:49-56
The Daughter of Jairus R. H. Lovell. Luke 8:49-56
The Master of Life C. Stanford, D. D. Luke 8:49-56
The Ruler's Daughter Raised to Life W. Jay. Luke 8:49-56
What Withers on Earth Blooms in Heaven Jean Paul Richter. Luke 8:49-56