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Literary structure of Luke-Acts

1Luke 1:1-4 Dedication to TheophilusDedication to Theophilus1Acts 1:1-11 1:1-11
Theophilus (1:3)Theophilus(1:1)
2Luke 1:5-25 The birth of John the Baptist foretold
3Luke 1:26-38 The birth of Jesus foretold
4Luke 1:39-45 Mary visits ElizabethWords of the Holy Spirit2Acts 1:12-26 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)
5Luke 1:46-56 Mary's song of praise
6Luke 1:57-66 The birth of John the Baptist
7Luke 1:67-80 Zachariah's prophecyFilled with the holy Spirit3Acts 2:1-13 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)
8Luke 2:1-20 The birth of Jesus
9Luke 2:21-40 Jesus is presented in the temple
10Luke 2:41-52 The boy Jesus in the templeTo know the Son of God4Acts 2:14-39 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)
11Luke 3:1-20 The proclamation of John the Baptist
12Luke 3:21-22 The baptism of Jesus
13Luke 3:23-38 The ancestors of JesusPeople to be saved5Acts 2:40-47 2:40-47
Genealogy of Jesusthe Lord added to their number those who were being saved (2:47)
14Luke 4:1-15 The temptation of Jesus
15Luke 4:16-30 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16Luke 4:31-44 Jesus drives out an evil spiritJesus of Nazareth6Acts 3:1-26 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)
17Luke 5:1-11 Jesus calls the first disciples
18Luke 5:12-16 Jesus cleanses a leper
19Luke 5:17-26 Jesus heals a paralyticPower7Acts 4:5-22 4:5-22
the power of the Lord was with him for healing (5:17)
20Luke 5:27-32 Jesus calls Levi
21Luke 5:33-35 The question about fasting
22Luke 5:36-39 The parables of wine and cloakRejection against new things8Acts 4:23-31 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)
23Luke 6:1-5 The question about the Sabbath
24Luke 6:6-11 The man with a withered hand
25Luke 6:12-19 Jesus choose the twelve apostlesApostles9Acts 4:32-37 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)
26Luke 6:20-26 Blessings and woes
27Luke 6:27-36 Love for enemies
28Luke 6:37-38 Judging othersTo give / not to give10Acts 5:1-11 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)"
29Luke 6:39-40 The disciple and the teacher
30Luke 6:41-42 The splinter in your brother's eye
31Luke 6:43-45 A tree and its fruitsJudgement based on behaviors11Acts 5:12-42 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)"
32Luke 6:46-49 The two foundations
33Luke 7:1-10 Jesus heals a centurion's servant
34Luke 7:11-17 Jesus raises the widow's son at NainWidows12Acts 6:1-7 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)
35Luke 7:18-23 Messengers from John the Baptist
36Luke 7:24-28 No one is greater than John
37Luke 7:29-35 The people of this generationTo rebel against the LORD13Acts 6:8-15 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)"
38Luke 7:36-50 A sinful woman forgiven
39Luke 8:1-3 Some woman accompany Jesus
40Luke 8:4-8 The parable of the sowerBeing persecuted and scattered14Acts 8:1-3 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)
41Luke 8:9-10 They may look but not see
42Luke 8:11-15 Meaning of the parable of the sower
43Luke 8:16-18 A lamp under a jarPossession15Acts 8:4-25 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)"
44Luke 8:19-21 The true kindred of Jesus
45Luke 8:22-25 Jesus calms a storm
46Luke 8:26-39 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniacDriven by spirits16Acts 8:26-40 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)"
47Luke 8:40-48 A woman healed
48Luke 8:49-56 A girl restored to life
49Luke 9:1-6 The mission of the twelveMission17Acts 9:1-22 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)"
50Luke 9:7-9 Herod's perplexity
51Luke 9:10-17 Feeding the five thousand
52Luke 9:18-20 Peter's declaration about JesusMisunderstandings of the disciples18Acts 9:23-31 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)"
53Luke 9:21-22 Jesus fortells his death and resurrection
54Luke 9:23-27 The nature of discipleship
55Luke 9:28-36 The transfigurationResurrection19Acts 9:32-43 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)"
56Luke 9:37-43 Jesus heals a boy with a demon
57Luke 9:44-45 Jesus again fortells his death
58Luke 9:46-50 Ambition and Jealousy RebukedAcceptance by the command of the LORD20Acts 10:1-23 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)"
59Luke 9:51-56 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus
60Luke 9:57-62 Would-be followers of Jesus
61Luke 10:1-12 The mission of the seventyMission21Acts 10:24-48 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)
62Luke 10:13-16 Woes to unrepentant cities
63Luke 10:17-20 The return of the seventy
64Luke 10:21-24 Jesus rejoicesPeople who are saved22Acts 11:1-18 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)
65Luke 10:25-37 The parable of the good Samaritan
66Luke 10:38-42 Jesus visits Martha and Mary
67Luke 11:1-4 The LORD's prayerTeachings23Acts 11:19-24 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)
68Luke 11:5-13 About prayer
69Luke 11:14-26 Jesus and Beelzebul
70Luke 11:27-28 True blessednessFulfilment of teachings24Acts 11:25-30 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)"
71Luke 11:29-32 The sign of Jonah
72Luke 11:33-36 The light of the body
73Luke 11:37-54 Jesus denounces Pharisees and LawyersMartyrdom25Acts 12:1-24 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)"
74Luke 12:1-3 A warning against hypocrisy
75Luke 12:4-12 Whom to fear
76Luke 12:13-21 The parable of the rich foolDestiny of wicked person26Acts 12:25 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)"
77Luke 12:22-32 Do not worry
78Luke 12:33-34 Treasure in heaven
79Luke 12:35-40 Watchful slavesNot being prepared for the Son of Man27Acts 13:14-49 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)
80Luke 12:41-48 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave
81Luke 12:49-53 Jesus is the cause of division
82Luke 12:54-56 With the Multitude about the Signs of the TimeThe heaven and the earth28Acts 13:50-52 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)
83Luke 12:57-59 Your opponent will turn you over to the judge
84Luke 13:1-5 Repent or perish
85Luke 13:6-9 The parable of the barren fig treeMistakes of ancestors29Acts 15:1-41 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)"
86Luke 13:10-17 Jesus heals a crippled woman
87Luke 13:18-21 The parable of the Mustard seed and yeast
88Luke 13:22-30 The narrow doorNot being able to enter30Acts 16:6-10 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)"
89Luke 13:31-35 The lament over Jerusalem
90Luke 14:1-6 Jesus heals the man with dropsy
91Luke 14:7-24 The parable of the great dinnerTo serve a meal31Acts 16:11-40 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)
92Luke 14:25-35 The cost of discipleship
93Luke 15:1-10 The parable of the lost sheep and coin
94Luke 15:11-32 The parable of the prodigal and his brotherResurrection32Acts 17:1-15 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)
95Luke 16:1-13 The parable of the dishonest manager
96Luke 16:14-18 The law and the kingdom of God
97Luke 16:19-31 The rich man and LazarusUnbelief of resurrection of dead33Acts 17:16-34 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)"
98Luke 17:1-10 Some sayings of Jesus
99Luke 17:11-19 Jesus cleanses ten lepers
100Luke 17:20-37 The coming of the kingdomPersecution34Acts 18:1-23 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)
101Luke 18:1-8 The parable of the widow and the unjust judge
102Luke 18:9-14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector
103Luke 18:15-17 Jesus blesses little childrenThe kingdom of God35Acts 18:24-28 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)"
104Luke 18:18-30 The rich ruler
105Luke 18:31-34 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection
106Luke 18:35-43 Jesus heals a blind beggar near JerichoKeeping on crying36Acts 19:21-40 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)"
107Luke 19:1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus
108Luke 19:11-27 The parable of the ten Pounds
109Luke 19:28-44 Jesus' triumphal entry into JerusalemBeing smashed to the ground37Acts 20:3-14 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)"
110Luke 19:45-48 Jesus cleanses the temple
111Luke 20:1-8 The authority of Jesus questioned
112Luke 20:9-19 The parable of the wicked tenantsDeath of the son38Acts 20:15-38 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)"
113Luke 20:20-26 The question about paying taxes
114Luke 20:27-40 The qusetion about the resurrection
115Luke 20:41-44 The question about david's sonJesus is the Messiah39Acts 21:1-17 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)
116Luke 20:45-47 Jesus denounces the scribes
117Luke 21:1-4 The widow's offering
118Luke 21:5-9 The destruction of the temple foretoldOfferings for the temple40Acts 21:18-26 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)"
119Luke 21:10-19 The end of the world
120Luke 21:20-24 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold
121Luke 21:25-28 The coming of the Son of ManConfusion of people41Acts 21:27-40 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)
122Luke 21:29-33 The parable of the fig tree
123Luke 21:34-38 Exhortation to watch
124Luke 22:1-6 The plot to kill JesusPlot to kill42Acts 23:11-35 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)
125Luke 22:7-13 The preparation of the passover
126Luke 22:14-23 The institution of the Lord's supper
127Luke 22:24-30 The dispute about greatnessResurrection of the dead43Acts 24:1-26 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)
128Luke 22:31-34 Jesus predicts Peter's denial
129Luke 22:35-39 "Purse, bag, and sword"
130Luke 22:40-46 Jesus prays on the Mount of OlivesAcceptance of sufferings44Acts 24:27 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)"
131Luke 22:47-53 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus
132Luke 22:54-65 Peter denies Jesus
133Luke 22:66-71 Jesus before the councilThe chief priests wished death penalty45Acts 25:13-22 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)
134Luke 23:1-5 Jesus before Pilate
135Luke 23:6-12 Jesus before Herod
136Luke 23:13-25 Jesus sentenced to deathThe people wished death penalty46Acts 25:23-27 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)"
137Luke 23:26-32 Jesus led away
138Luke 23:33-38 the crucifixion
139Luke 23:39-43 Jesus and the two criminalsProphecy about salvation47Acts 27:1-44 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)"
140Luke 23:44-49 The death of Jesus
141Luke 23:50-56 The burial of Jesus
142Luke 24:1-12 The resurrection of JesusImmortal48Acts 28:1-15 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)"
143Luke 24:13-35 The walk to Emmaus
144Luke 24:36-49 Jesus appears to his desciples
145Luke 24:50-53 The ascension of JesusKeep on speaking about the LORD49Acts 28:16-31 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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