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Literary structure of Luke-Acts

1Luke1:1-4 Dedication to TheophilusDedication to Theophilus1Acts1:1-11 1:1-11
Theophilus (1:3)Theophilus(1:1)
2Luke1:5-25 The birth of John the Baptist foretold
3Luke1:26-38 The birth of Jesus foretold
4Luke1:39-45 Mary visits ElizabethWords of the Holy Spirit2Acts1:12-26 1:12-26
"Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit (1:41)"the scripture had to be fulfilled which the holy Spirit spoke beforehand through the mouth of David (1:16)
5Luke1:46-56 Mary's song of praise
6Luke1:57-66 The birth of John the Baptist
7Luke1:67-80 Zachariah's prophecyFilled with the holy Spirit3Acts2:1-13 2:1-13
"Then Zechariah his father, filled with the holy Spirit (1:67)"And they were all filled with the holy Spirit (2:4)
8Luke2:1-20 The birth of Jesus
9Luke2:21-40 Jesus is presented in the temple
10Luke2:41-52 The boy Jesus in the templeTo know the Son of God4Acts2:14-39 2:14-39
Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house? (2:49)Therefore let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Messiah (2:36)
11Luke3:1-20 The proclamation of John the Baptist
12Luke3:21-22 The baptism of Jesus
13Luke3:23-38 The ancestors of JesusPeople to be saved5Acts2:40-47 2:40-47
Genealogy of Jesusthe Lord added to their number those who were being saved (2:47)
14Luke4:1-15 The temptation of Jesus
15Luke4:16-30 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16Luke4:31-44 Jesus drives out an evil spiritJesus of Nazareth6Acts3:1-26 4:1-4 3:1-26 4:1-4
"What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? (4:34)"in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean (3:6)
17Luke5:1-11 Jesus calls the first disciples
18Luke5:12-16 Jesus cleanses a leper
19Luke5:17-26 Jesus heals a paralyticPower7Acts4:5-22 4:5-22
the power of the Lord was with him for healing (5:17)
20Luke5:27-32 Jesus calls Levi
21Luke5:33-35 The question about fasting
22Luke5:36-39 The parables of wine and cloakRejection against new things8Acts4:23-31 4:23-31
"Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins (5:37)"The kings of the earth took their stand and the princes gathered together against the Lord and against his anointed (4:26)
23Luke6:1-5 The question about the Sabbath
24Luke6:6-11 The man with a withered hand
25Luke6:12-19 Jesus choose the twelve apostlesApostles9Acts4:32-37 4:32-37
"he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles (6:13)"With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus (4:33)
26Luke6:20-26 Blessings and woes
27Luke6:27-36 Love for enemies
28Luke6:37-38 Judging othersTo give / not to give10Acts5:1-11 5:1-11
Give and gifts will be given to you (6:38)"He retained for himself, with his wife's knowledge, some of the purchase price, took the remainder (5:2)"
29Luke6:39-40 The disciple and the teacher
30Luke6:41-42 The splinter in your brother's eye
31Luke6:43-45 A tree and its fruitsJudgement based on behaviors11Acts5:12-42 5:12-42
For every tree is known by its own fruit (6:44)"if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself (5:38)"
32Luke6:46-49 The two foundations
33Luke7:1-10 Jesus heals a centurion's servant
34Luke7:11-17 Jesus raises the widow's son at NainWidows12Acts6:1-7 6:1-7
"a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow (7:12)"their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution (6:1)
35Luke7:18-23 Messengers from John the Baptist
36Luke7:24-28 No one is greater than John
37Luke7:29-35 The people of this generationTo rebel against the LORD13Acts6:8-15 7:1-60 6:8-15 7:1-60
"the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves (7:30)""You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the holy Spirit (7:51)"
38Luke7:36-50 A sinful woman forgiven
39Luke8:1-3 Some woman accompany Jesus
40Luke8:4-8 The parable of the sowerBeing persecuted and scattered14Acts8:1-3 8:1-3
"as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up (8:5)"all were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria (8:1)
41Luke8:9-10 They may look but not see
42Luke8:11-15 Meaning of the parable of the sower
43Luke8:16-18 A lamp under a jarPossession15Acts8:4-25 8:4-25
"To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away (8:18)""May your money perish with you, because you thought that you could buy the gift of God with money (8:20)"
44Luke8:19-21 The true kindred of Jesus
45Luke8:22-25 Jesus calms a storm
46Luke8:26-39 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniacDriven by spirits16Acts8:26-40 8:26-40
he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into deserted places (8:29)"The Spirit said to Philip, ""Go and join up with that chariot."" (8:29)"
47Luke8:40-48 A woman healed
48Luke8:49-56 A girl restored to life
49Luke9:1-6 The mission of the twelveMission17Acts9:1-22 9:1-22
he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God (9:2)"this man is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites (9:15)"
50Luke9:7-9 Herod's perplexity
51Luke9:10-17 Feeding the five thousand
52Luke9:18-20 Peter's declaration about JesusMisunderstandings of the disciples18Acts9:23-31 9:23-31
"They said in reply, ""John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, 'One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'"" (9:19)""they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple (9:26)"
53Luke9:21-22 Jesus fortells his death and resurrection
54Luke9:23-27 The nature of discipleship
55Luke9:28-36 The transfigurationResurrection19Acts9:32-43 9:32-43
"two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah (9:30)""She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up (9:40)"
56Luke9:37-43 Jesus heals a boy with a demon
57Luke9:44-45 Jesus again fortells his death
58Luke9:46-50 Ambition and Jealousy RebukedAcceptance by the command of the LORD20Acts10:1-23 10:1-23
Whoever receives this child in my name receives me (9:48)"What God has made clean, you are not to call profane (10:15)"
59Luke9:51-56 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus
60Luke9:57-62 Would-be followers of Jesus
61Luke10:1-12 The mission of the seventyMission21Acts10:24-48 10:24-48
the Lord appointed seventy two others whom he sent ahead of him (10:1)He commissioned us to preach to the people (10:42)
62Luke10:13-16 Woes to unrepentant cities
63Luke10:17-20 The return of the seventy
64Luke10:21-24 Jesus rejoicesPeople who are saved22Acts11:1-18 11:1-18
although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike (10:21)God has then granted life-giving repentance to the Gentiles too (11:18)
65Luke10:25-37 The parable of the good Samaritan
66Luke10:38-42 Jesus visits Martha and Mary
67Luke11:1-4 The LORD's prayerTeachings23Acts11:19-24 11:19-24
"Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples (11:1)"he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart (11:23)
68Luke11:5-13 About prayer
69Luke11:14-26 Jesus and Beelzebul
70Luke11:27-28 True blessednessFulfilment of teachings24Acts11:25-30 11:25-30
"Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it (11:28)""This they did, sending it to the presbyters in care of Barnabas and Saul (11:30)"
71Luke11:29-32 The sign of Jonah
72Luke11:33-36 The light of the body
73Luke11:37-54 Jesus denounces Pharisees and LawyersMartyrdom25Acts12:1-24 12:1-24
You build the memorials of the prophets whom your ancestors killed (11:47)"He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword (12:2)"
74Luke12:1-3 A warning against hypocrisy
75Luke12:4-12 Whom to fear
76Luke12:13-21 The parable of the rich foolDestiny of wicked person26Acts12:25 13:1-13 12:25 13:1-13
"You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you (12:20)""You will be blind, and unable to see the sun for a time (13:11)"
77Luke12:22-32 Do not worry
78Luke12:33-34 Treasure in heaven
79Luke12:35-40 Watchful slavesNot being prepared for the Son of Man27Acts13:14-49 13:14-49
"You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come (12:40)"The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize him (13:27)
80Luke12:41-48 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave
81Luke12:49-53 Jesus is the cause of division
82Luke12:54-56 With the Multitude about the Signs of the TimeThe heaven and the earth28Acts13:50-52 14:1-28 13:50-52 14:1-28
You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky (12:56)God who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them (14:15)
83Luke12:57-59 Your opponent will turn you over to the judge
84Luke13:1-5 Repent or perish
85Luke13:6-9 The parable of the barren fig treeMistakes of ancestors29Acts15:1-41 16:1-5 15:1-41 16:1-5
For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none (13:7)"Why, then, are you now putting God to the test by placing on the shoulders of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear? (15:10)"
86Luke13:10-17 Jesus heals a crippled woman
87Luke13:18-21 The parable of the Mustard seed and yeast
88Luke13:22-30 The narrow doorNot being able to enter30Acts16:6-10 16:6-10
"Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough (13:24)""they tried to go on into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them (16:7)"
89Luke13:31-35 The lament over Jerusalem
90Luke14:1-6 Jesus heals the man with dropsy
91Luke14:7-24 The parable of the great dinnerTo serve a meal31Acts16:11-40 16:11-40
"Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind (14:13)"He brought them up into his house and provided a meal (16:34)
92Luke14:25-35 The cost of discipleship
93Luke15:1-10 The parable of the lost sheep and coin
94Luke15:11-32 The parable of the prodigal and his brotherResurrection32Acts17:1-15 17:1-15
"because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again (15:24)"the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead (17:3)
95Luke16:1-13 The parable of the dishonest manager
96Luke16:14-18 The law and the kingdom of God
97Luke16:19-31 The rich man and LazarusUnbelief of resurrection of dead33Acts17:16-34 17:16-34
"If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead (16:31)""When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to scoff, but others said, ""We should like to hear you on this some other time."" (17:32)"
98Luke17:1-10 Some sayings of Jesus
99Luke17:11-19 Jesus cleanses ten lepers
100Luke17:20-37 The coming of the kingdomPersecution34Acts18:1-23 18:1-23
he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation (17:25)he Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him to the tribunal (18:12)
101Luke18:1-8 The parable of the widow and the unjust judge
102Luke18:9-14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector
103Luke18:15-17 Jesus blesses little childrenThe kingdom of God35Acts18:24-28 19:1-20 18:24-28 19:1-20
Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these (18:16)"He entered the synagogue, and for three months debated boldly with persuasive arguments about the kingdom of God (19:8)"
104Luke18:18-30 The rich ruler
105Luke18:31-34 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection
106Luke18:35-43 Jesus heals a blind beggar near JerichoKeeping on crying36Acts19:21-40 20:1-2 19:21-40 20:1-2
he kept calling out all the more (18:39)"they all shouted in unison, for about two hours (19:34)"
107Luke19:1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus
108Luke19:11-27 The parable of the ten Pounds
109Luke19:28-44 Jesus' triumphal entry into JerusalemBeing smashed to the ground37Acts20:3-14 20:3-14
They will smash you to the ground and your children within you (19:44)"he fell down from the third story and when he was picked up, he was dead (20:9)"
110Luke19:45-48 Jesus cleanses the temple
111Luke20:1-8 The authority of Jesus questioned
112Luke20:9-19 The parable of the wicked tenantsDeath of the son38Acts20:15-38 20:15-38
they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him (20:15)"Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the church of God that he acquired with his own blood (20:28)"
113Luke20:20-26 The question about paying taxes
114Luke20:27-40 The qusetion about the resurrection
115Luke20:41-44 The question about david's sonJesus is the Messiah39Acts21:1-17 21:1-17
"if David calls him 'lord,' how can he be his son? (20:44)"I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus (21:13)
116Luke20:45-47 Jesus denounces the scribes
117Luke21:1-4 The widow's offering
118Luke21:5-9 The destruction of the temple foretoldOfferings for the temple40Acts21:18-26 21:18-26
how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings (21:5)"Paul took the men, and on the next day after purifying himself together with them entered the temple to give notice of the day when the purification would be completed and the offering made for each of them (21:26)"
119Luke21:10-19 The end of the world
120Luke21:20-24 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold
121Luke21:25-28 The coming of the Son of ManConfusion of people41Acts21:27-40 22:1-30 23:1-10 21:27-40 22:1-30 23:1-10
People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world (21:26)all Jerusalem was rioting (21:31)
122Luke21:29-33 The parable of the fig tree
123Luke21:34-38 Exhortation to watch
124Luke22:1-6 The plot to kill JesusPlot to kill42Acts23:11-35 23:11-35
the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death (22:2)the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul (23:12)
125Luke22:7-13 The preparation of the passover
126Luke22:14-23 The institution of the Lord's supper
127Luke22:24-30 The dispute about greatnessResurrection of the dead43Acts24:1-26 24:1-26
you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom (22:30)I am on trial before you today for the resurrection of the dead (24:21)
128Luke22:31-34 Jesus predicts Peter's denial
129Luke22:35-39 "Purse, bag, and sword"
130Luke22:40-46 Jesus prays on the Mount of OlivesAcceptance of sufferings44Acts24:27 25:1-12 24:27 25:1-12
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done (22:42)""If I have committed a crime or done anything deserving death, I do not seek to escape the death penalty; but if there is no substance to the charges they are bringing against me, then no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar. (25:11)"
131Luke22:47-53 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus
132Luke22:54-65 Peter denies Jesus
133Luke22:66-71 Jesus before the councilThe chief priests wished death penalty45Acts25:13-22 25:13-22
What further need have we for testimony? (22:71)the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him and demanded his condemnation (25:15)
134Luke23:1-5 Jesus before Pilate
135Luke23:6-12 Jesus before Herod
136Luke23:13-25 Jesus sentenced to deathThe people wished death penalty46Acts25:23-27 26:1-32 25:23-27 26:1-32
Crucify him! Crucify him! (23:21)"look at this man about whom the whole Jewish populace petitioned me here and in Jerusalem, clamoring that he should live no longer (25:24)"
137Luke23:26-32 Jesus led away
138Luke23:33-38 the crucifixion
139Luke23:39-43 Jesus and the two criminalsProphecy about salvation47Acts27:1-44 27:1-44
"Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise (23:43)""I urge you now to keep up your courage; not one of you will be lost, only the ship (27:22)"
140Luke23:44-49 The death of Jesus
141Luke23:50-56 The burial of Jesus
142Luke24:1-12 The resurrection of JesusImmortal48Acts28:1-15 28:1-15
"He is not here, but he has been raised (24:6)""They were expecting him to swell up or suddenly to fall down dead but, after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him (28:6)"
143Luke24:13-35 The walk to Emmaus
144Luke24:36-49 Jesus appears to his desciples
145Luke24:50-53 The ascension of JesusKeep on speaking about the LORD49Acts28:16-31 28:16-31
they were continually in the temple praising God (24:53)he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ (28:31)

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