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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
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 archive.org 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 archive.org 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 https://www.preceptaustin.org/
NOTE - THESE ARE IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER - AS WITH ALL COMMENTARIES - BE AN Acts 17:11+ BEREAN - IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO DO YOUR OWN STUDY UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (See inductive Bible study and especially the skill/discipline of Observation) BEFORE YOU CHECK THE COMMENTARIES. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO INTELLIGENTLY "COMMENT ON THE COMMENTARIES!"
Luke 1-5 Commentary - John MacArthur
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 - John Macarthur - Not his full commentary.
Twelve Ordinary Men - (the 12 apostles) - John Macarthur (How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Service and What He Wants to Do with You).
A tale of two sons : the inside story of a father, his sons, and a shocking murder - John Macarthur
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.
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
Interpreting the parables by Blomberg, Craig
Luke Commentary - Robert Tannehill (385 pages) 14 ratings
STUDY BIBLES - ONE VOLUME COMMENTARIES OF ENTIRE BIBLE, BIBLE DICTIONARIES, GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS
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
The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "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
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.)
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)
GREG ALLEN - Sermons
- Luke 9:49-62 Is Tolerance a Virtue or a Vice? (Note - don't be confused - it will say Numbers 11 it downloads sermon on Luke 9)
- Luke 9:51-10:24 On the Road with Jesus
CLINTON ARNOLD - Borrow the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary
WILLIAM BARCLAY- Commentary
ALBERT BARNES- Commentary
BRIAN BELL - Sermons - often has very helpful insights
- Luke 9 Notes
- Luke:9:1-17 A Dozen Sent, a Multitude Fed
- Luke:9:18-26 His Cross, my Cross
- Luke:9:27-36 A Foretaste of Glory
- Luke:9:37-62 Failure, Frustration, & moving Forward
CHRIS BENFIELD - Sermons
JOHANN A BENGEL - Commentary
BRIAN BILL - Sermons
A B BRUCE - Expositor's Greek Testament
- Luke 9
- A B Bruce's classic Training of the Twelve
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.
- The Call to Faith and Christology (8:4-9:17)
- Christological Confession and the Road of Discipleship (9:18-50)
- The Journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:44)
- The Blessing of Decision: Privilege, Mission and Commitment (9:51-10:24)
JIM BOMKAMP - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-17 Jesus Sends The Twelve On An Intern Mission Trip / Feeds The Five Thousand
- Luke 9:18-27 Peter's Great Confession / Jesus Begins To Tell His Disciples What His Messiah-ship Means And What Discipleship Brings
- Luke 9:28-50 Jesus Is Transfigured / Casts Demon Out of Boy After His Disciples Were Unsuccessful / Teaches What True Greatness Consists Of
- Luke 9:51-62 Jesus Heads To Jerusalem / Commands Three Men To Follow, However Each Has An Excuse For Putting Off This Decision
GENE BROOKS - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-17 Sending Out and Gathering In
- Luke 9:18-27 - The Christ of God
- Luke 9:28-36 - The Transfiguration
- Luke 9:37-50 - True Greatness
- Luke 9:51-62 - The Cost of Following Jesus
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 9 - Has all of the following in easier to read format
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE COMMENTARY
CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT - FARRAR, F W
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
CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY
ADAM CLARKE - Commentary
STEVEN COLE - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-9 Proclaiming the Good News
- Luke 9:10-17 Our Inadequacy, Christ’s Adequacy
- Luke 9:18-22 The Crucial Question
- Luke 9:23 Following Self or Jesus?
- Luke 9:23-24
- Luke 9:24-26 Why Crucify Self?
- Luke 9:27-36 The Glory of Christ
- Luke 9:37-45 Needy People, Mighty God
- Luke 9:46-56 Relational Lessons for Christian Service
- Luke 9:57-62 The Only Way to Follow Jesus
THOMAS CONSTABLE - Expository Notes
W A CRISWELL - Sermons
- Luke 8:40-9:26 Falling Asleep; Power From Jesus; Take Up Your Cross
- Luke 9:27-36 Jesus Transfigured; Jesus, The Law, And The Prophets
- Luke 9:37-62 Coming Down From The Mountain; Fire From Heaven?
BOB DEFFINBAUGH - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-27 The Training of the Twelve
- Luke 9:18-26 The Cross and Christianity
- Luke 9:27-36 The Transfiguration of Christ
- Luke 9:37-56 Secular Saints
- Luke 9:57-62 Conflicting Commitments
DICTIONARY OF JESUS AND THE GOSPELS (borrow a copy)
JOHN DUMMELOW - COMMENTARY
DAN DUNCAN - Sermons
J LIGON DUNCAN - Sermons
- To Make Disciples: Living for the Spread of His Glorious Grace Luke 9:1-6
- He Called. He Gave. He Sent Luke 9:1-9
- Jesus Is More Than Enough Luke 9:10-17
- Scandalous Grace: A Feast for the Wretched Luke 9:10-17
- Confession, Christ, Cross, Constraint Luke 9:18-22
- The First Lesson in Christ's School of Discipleship Luke 9:23-27
- The New Exodus Luke 9:28-36
- Amazed by the Greatness of God Luke 9:37-45
- Who Is the Greatest? Luke 9:46-56
- The Cost of Discipleship Luke 9:57-62
EASY ENGLISH - Commentary
CHARLES R ERDMAN - 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.
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - Well done. Evangelical.
- The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1984 edition - Luke by Walter Liefeld - Must be borrowed.
- The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2007 edition - Luke and Acts - Temper Longman and David Garland - Must be borrowed.
- The Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1994 edition - Abridged - New Testament
EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
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)
DON FORTNER'S SERMON OUTLINES
- Luke - 27 files
- Luke-series - 201 files
- Discovering Christ in the Gospel of Luke - Volume 1 - 613 pages
- Discovering Christ in the Gospel of Luke - Volume 2 - 617 pages
- Discovering Christ In Luke Vol 1
- Luke 9:7-11 Who Is This?
- Luke 9:7-11 Healing for All Who Need It
- Luke 9:12-17 Two Fish, Five Pieces of Bread and Five Thousand for Dinner
- Luke 9:18-22 Two Questions and a Command
- Luke 9:23-27 What Is Christianity? (another source)
- Luke 9:28-36 The Transfiguration — A Glimpse of Glory
- Luke 9:46-50 Two Things we Must Avoid
- Luke 9:51-56 When the Time Has Come
- Luke 9:57-62 A Fake Disciple and Two Misguided Preachers
JAMES FREEMAN - New Manners and Customs
A C GAEBELEIN Annotated Bible
JOHN GILL - Commentary
FREDERIC GODET - 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)
BRUCE GOETTSCHE - SERMONS ON LUKE
- Learning to Fly - Luke 9:1-9
- Feeding the Multitude - Luke 9:10-17
- The Quiz We All Must Pass - Luke 9:18-25
- Leader's Meeting - Luke 9:28-36
- Back to Reality - Luke 9:37-45
- A Question of Rank - Luke 9:46-50
- Telling it Like it Is - Luke 9:51-62
GOSPEL COALITION - Sermons
- Luke 9:23 - What did Jesus mean when He said, “Take up your cross and follow Me”?
- Luke 9:60 - What did Jesus mean when He said 'Let the dead bury the dead' (Luke 9:60)?
- In what ways should Christians be prepared to step outside their comfort zone?
L M GRANT - Commentary
DAVE GUZIK - Commentary
ROBERT HAWKER - Poor Man's Commentary
WILLIAM HENDRIKSEN -
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.
- Exposition of the Gospel of Luke - can be borrowed
MATTHEW HENRY - Commentary
DANIEL HILL - 348 PAGE MODERN EVANGELICAL COMMENTARY
F B HOLE - Commentary
HOLMAN PUBLISHING - well done, conservative study Bible notes
DAVID HOLWICK - Sermons
HARRY IRONSIDE - Commentary
JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN - Commentary
LOWELL JOHNSON - Sermons
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.
- On Mission For the Master Luke 9:1-11
- Jesus On the Mountain Luke 9:27-36
- Jesus In the Valley Luke 9:37-42
- What I've Learned Walking with Jesus Luke 9:43-62
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.
STEVE LAWSON - Mp3's only but well worth listening to from one of the finest Bible expositors of our time
- Luke 9:23-26 - The Cost of Discipleship
- Luke 9:57-62 The High Cost of Following Christ
- Click here for more sermons from Dr Lawson on Luke
LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE - Notes on Luke (158 pages) includes nice black and white maps
- Luke Application Study Notes - Pdf of Luke - practical notes which help you apply the text.
- Life Application Study Bible - borrow this copy for OT and NT study notes.
JOHN LIGHTFOOT - Commentary
JOHN MACARTHUR- verse by verse - probably the best expositor in the last 100 years but very literal and conservative
- Luke : the Savior of the World by MacArthur, John - Not his full commentary. - Can be borrowed
- The MacArthur Study Bible - Can be borrowed
- Luke 9:1-2 A Profile of a Christian Messenger, Part 1
- Luke 9:3-6 A Profile of a Christian Messenger, Part 2
- Luke 9:7-9 Who Is This Man?
- Luke 9:10-11 The Range of Jesus' Compassion
- Luke 9:12-17 Divine Compassion in Common Grace
- Luke 9:16-21 Be Careful How You Listen
- Luke 9:18-22 Life's Most Important Question
- Luke 9:23 The Starting Principle of Discipleship
- Luke 9:23 The Necessary Components of Saving Faith
- Luke 9:23-25 The Gospel: Self-Love or Self-Hate?
- Luke 9:26 Who's Ashamed of Whom?
- Luke 9:23-26 The Gospel in Perspective
- Luke 9:26-31 A Glimpse of the King's Return, Part 1
- Luke 9:32-36 A Glimpse of the King's Return, Part 2
- Luke 9:37-42 The Significance of Faith, Part 1
- Luke 9:42-43 The Significance of Faith, Part 2
- Luke 9:37-45 An Addendum of Faith
- Luke 9:43-45 The Amazing Person of Christ
- Luke 9:46-48 Humility: The Mark of True Greatness
- Luke 9:49-50 Humility: The Mark of True Greatness, Part 2
- Luke 9:51-56 A Mission of Mercy
- Luke 9:46-56 Humility: An Essential Element for Ministry
- Luke 9:57-62 Barriers to True Discipleship
- Luke 9:59-60 What Is the High Cost of Discipleship? - FROM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON LUKE
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."
- Believer's Bible Commentary - borrow. This resource is always worth checking.
ALEXANDER MACLAREN - sermons with a devotional bent
- Luke 9:10–17 Bread from Heaven
- Luke 9:11 'The Lord that Healeth Thee’
- Luke 9:25–37 Neighbours Far Off
- Luke 9:18–27 Christ’s Cross and Ours
- Luke 9:29 Prayer and Transfiguration
- Luke 9:30–31 'In the Holy Mount’
- Luke 9:51 Christ Hastening to the Cross
BRYN MACPHAIL - Sermons
DONNIE MARTIN- sermon
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
G. CAMPBELL MORGAN - Sermons
- The Gospel of Luke - 503 page Pdf (Another Source)
- The Crises of Christ - The Call for Christ = Man Fallen; The Birth, The Baptism, The Temptation, The Transfiguration, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection, The Ascension , Resultant-The Answer of Christ -Man Redeemed (This is same as Pdf above)
- Luke 9:51 Christ's Vision of Jerusalem
- Luke 9:51-62 But
ROB MORGAN - Sermon. Frequent illustrations
HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible Notes - well-known creationist. Conservative. Millennial.
- Borrow The Defender's Study Bible
- Luke 9:7 tetrarch John
- Luke 9:23 his cross daily
- Luke 9:30 Moses and Elias
- Luke 9:31 accomplish
- Luke 9:50 not against us
- Luke 9:51 steadfastly
- Luke 9:53 did not receive him
- Luke 9:54 from heaven
- Luke 9:59 bury my father
LEON MORRIS - Tyndale New Testament Commentary - borrow this resource
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.
James Rosscup - Morris has written a good conservative commentary of some detail. It is lucid and not technical in nature.
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 and no restriction for use - notes are brief but conservative and well-done
- Luke - for easiest copy/paste select theater view.
OUR DAILY BREAD - Devotionals, Good Sermon Illustrations
- Luke 9:1-10
- Luke 9:18-25
- Luke 9:18-26
- Luke 9:18-26
- Luke 9:18-26
- Luke 9:18-27
- Luke 9:18-27
- Luke 9:23
- Luke 9:28-42
- Luke 9:28-29,34-42
- Luke 9:48
- Luke 9:48
- Luke 9:51-56
- Luke 9:51-56
- Luke 9:57-62
- Luke 9:57-62
PASTOR LIFE - Sermons
- A True Disciple Luke 9:23 Jerry N. Watts
- How To Make a Success of the Christian Life Luke 9:23 Michael A. Guido
- The Challenge of Christian Discipleship Luke 9:23-25 Paul E. Brown
- Following Jesus Anywhere! Luke 9:57-58 Francis Dixon
- Following Jesus Anywhere! Luke 9:57-58 Francis Dixon
- The Terms of Discipleship Luke 9:57-62 J. Gerald Harris
PETER PETT - Commentary
J C PHILPOT
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
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes
- Luke 9:1–2
- Luke 9:3
- Luke 9:4
- Luke 9:5
- Luke 9:7
- Luke 9:8
- Luke 9:10–17
- Luke 9:10
- Luke 9:11
- Luke 9:20
- Luke 9:21
- Luke 9:23–25
- Luke 9:27
- Luke 9:28
- Luke 9:30
- Luke 9:31
- Luke 9:32
- Luke 9:33
- Luke 9:34
- Luke 9:35
- Luke 9:37–40
- Luke 9:41
- Luke 9:44
- Luke 9:45
- Luke 9:46
- Luke 9:47
- Luke 9:49–50
- Luke 9:51
- Luke 9:52–53
- Luke 9:54
- Luke 9:59
RON RITCHIE - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-17 Are You Living Up to Your Full Spiritual Potential?
- Luke 9:18-27 How Do You Become a Disciple of Jesus?
- Luke 9:28-36 Do You Believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?
- Luke 9:37-50 When God Speaks, Are You Willing to Listen?
- Luke 9:57-10:24 Are You Willing to Become a Disciple of Jesus Christ?
A. T. ROBERTSON - Word Pictures in the NT
DON ROBINSON - Sermons
J C RYLE - Commentary
ROB SALVATO - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-17 His Hands And Feet
- Luke 9:18-22 Who Is Jesus To You?
- Luke 9:23-26, 57-62 A Call To Discipleship
- Luke 9:27-36 A Preview Of The Second Coming
- Luke 9:37-43 Bring Him To Me
- Luke 9:43-56 He Is Still Working In Me
JOHNNY SANDERS - verse by verse notes but notes are very brief
- Its the Gospel According to Luke - 205 pages
- Luke 9:23 Counting the Cost of Discipleship
- Luke 9:23 Our Desire and Devotion to Christ
- Luke 9:23 Saying No To Yourself
- Luke 9:23 The Kingdom Life Disciple
SERMONAUDIO - PDF's of sermons - Be aware there might be some variation in quality so be a Berean!
- Luke 9 Sermons in PDF - 489 sermons (7/22)
SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
CHARLES SIMEON - Sermons
- All Simeon's Sermons on Luke on one Page
- 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
CHUCK SMITH - Sermon Notes
- Luke 9 Commentary
- Sermon Notes for Luke 9:19
- Sermon Notes for Luke 9:51-62
- Sermon Notes for Luke 9:51-62
- Sermon Notes for Luke 9:59-62
JAMES SMITH - HANDFULS OF PURPOSE GOSPEL OF LUKE
- Click here for the following discussions
- THE TESTING PRESENCE. Luke 9:18-27.
- FEATURES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Luke 9:27-36.
- GRACE AND GRUDGE. Luke 9:51-56
R C SPROUL DEVOTIONALS
C. H. SPURGEON - Sermons, et al
- Luke 9 - exposition
- Luke 9:11 Real Grace for Real Need
- Luke 9:11 Welcome! Welcome!
- Luke 9:32 Waking to See Christ’s Glory
- Luke 9:42 The Comer's Conflict with Satan
- Luke 9:42 The Devil's Last Throw
- Luke 9:52, 53 Why Men Reject Christ
- Luke 9:57-62 Fickle Followers
- Luke 9:61 The Broken Column
JOHN STEVENSON - Sermons
- Luke 9:1-10. Sending forth the Twelve
- Luke 9:10-17. Feeding the Five Thousand
- Luke 9:18-27. The Christ and the Cross
- Luke 9:27-36. The Transfiguration
- Luke 9:37-45. After the Fireworks
- Luke 9:46-62. Disciples of the Kingdom
MIKE STONE - sermon
THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES
- Kingdom Preparation of the Twelve - Luke 9:1-50
- Jesus sends out Twelve - Luke 9:1-9
- Feeding of 5000 - Luke 9:10-17
- Peter's confession - Luke 9:18-27
- The transfiguration - Luke 9:28-36
- The healing of a boy with an evil spirit - Luke 9:37-45
- Who will be greatest? - Luke 9:46-50
- Jesus' Kingdom Ministry: Galilee to Jerusalem - Luke 9:51-19:27
- Kingdom Discipleship - Luke 9:51-10:42
- Purposed - Luke 9:51-56
- The cost of discipleship - Luke 9:57-62
GEOFF THOMAS - Sermons
- 9:1-9 The Commissioning of the Twelve
- 9:10-17 The Feeding of the 5,000
- 9:18-22 Who is Jesus?
- 9:23-24 The Terms of True Discipleship
- 9:25 The Worth of the Soul
- 9:26 The Son of Man coming again in His Glory
- 9:27-36 The Transfiguration of Christ
- 9:27-36 The Transfiguration of Christ (2)
- 9:37-43 The Greatness of God Displayed
- 9:43-45 Betrayal – By Divine Consent
- 9:46-48 True Greatness Displayed and Taught
- 9:49-50 Whoever is Not Against You is For You
- 9:51-56 Jesus was Ready, Resolute, Rejected and Rebuking
- 9:57-62 Following Jesus Its Cost and Reward
DAVID THOMPSON - sermons - average about 6 pages, verse by verse exposition. Literal. Conservative.
- Luke Message #38 Luke 9:7-9
- Luke Message #39 9:10-17
- Luke Message #40 Luke 9:18-26
- Luke Message #41 Luke 9:27-36
- Luke Message #42 Luke 9:37-45
- Luke Message #43 Luke 9:46-48
- Luke Message #44 Luke 9:49-56
- Luke Message #45 Luke 9:57-62
TODAY IN THE WORD - devotionals
JOHN TRAPP - Commentary
TERRY TRIVETTE - sermon
MARVIN VINCENT - Greek Word Studies
GEORGE WHITEFIELD - Sermons
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.
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.
- Be compassionate (Luke 1-13) - borrow
- Be courageous (Luke 14-24) - borrow
- With the Word - borrow - Excellent chapter summaries. Good ideas for preaching or teaching.
- Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament - borrow - useful for preaching or teaching
OCTAVIUS WINSLOW - Devotionals
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 Comments in the NT Wycliffe Bible commentary - no restrictions. Note if you want to use copy and paste function, select the one page view. Two page view does not allow copy/paste.
- Wycliffe Bible Commentary - OT and NT - Charles Pfeiffer - 1560 pages (1962) - can be borrowed