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The Gospel of Luke (Series)
November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This fall, the entire Episcopal diocese has been invited to focus on the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel is part of a two-volume work, including the book of Acts, describing the life and ministry of Jesus and the early years of the church. Luke is an elegant and sophisticated writer and a consummate storyteller. In fact, Luke loves nothing so much as a good story. In addition to the stories about Jesus there are stories from Jesus—his parables. Some of the most beloved parables of Jesus are only found in Luke. Luke is also known for his strong female characters and for his attention to the marginal—the peasants, the poor, and the outcast. The cathedral will offer its own introduction to and study of the Gospel. This 5-week series will last about 60 minutes each week and will be facilitated by the Rev. Jay Phelan.
Luke’s Story of Jesus
Come join in a conversation about the Gospel of Luke, which other Episcopalians in MN are also “studying”. In addition to the topics listed below we will note how throughout the gospel Jesus is not only concerned for “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”, but for Gentiles, outsiders, and the marginal. He also shows a distinct interest in women, who play extremely significant roles in his story, both in the gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.
Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2
Week One: Luke Historian and Storyteller: Luke’s Purpose and Method
Key Passages: Luke 1:1-4, Acts 1:1-8
Week Two: Jesus’ Birth and Israel’s Hope for Deliverance
Key Passages: Luke 1:5-2:51
Week Three: Jesus’ Mission: The Poor, Prisoners, Sightless and Oppressed
Key Passages: Luke 4:16-44
Week Four: Jesus the Teacher and Storyteller: The Parables of Luke
Key Passages: Luke 15:1-31, 18:18, 19:11-27
Week Five: Jesus’ Death and Resurrection in Luke
Key Passages: Luke 22-24