Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Volume 3: Luke Part 1 - Chapters 1-10

Author

J. C. Ryle

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Cloth-bound, ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Cloth-bound & Kindle, Cloth-bound & ePub

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Book

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9781848711303

Original Pub Date

1858

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 2012

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page-count

328

scripture

Luke

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Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (Clothbound)

Book Description

Within a year of publishing Mark in his Expository Thoughts on the Gospels series, J. C. Ryle had, in 1858, completed the Gospel of Luke.

This was a much more ‘substantial’ commentary than the earlier ones on Matthew and Mark, and comprehensive ‘explanatory notes’ were appended to the author’s ‘thoughts’ on each passage of Scripture. The purpose of the notes was four-fold-(i) to ‘throw light on difficulties’ in the text; (ii) to provide literal meanings and comparative translations of certain of the Greek words used by Luke; (iii) to quote what other ‘approved writers’ had said on particular passages; and (iv) to use Scripture to ‘combat existing false doctrines and heresies’. Because of this, the Expository Thoughts on the Luke were – and are in this new edition – presented in two volumes, the first covering Luke chapters 1-10, the second chapters 11-24.

Written specifically for a non-Jewish readership, Luke’s Gospel is perhaps the most ‘accessible’ of the narratives of the life of Christ for modern readers. Ryle’s desire for his readers mirrors that of Luke 1:4, that they might gain ‘a more clear knowledge of Christ, as a living person, a living priest, a living physician, a living friend, a living advocate at the right hand of God, and a living Saviour soon about to come again’.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

1:1-4 St Luke’s general introduction to his Gospel 1
1:5-12 History of Zacharias and Elisabeth, and vision of Zacharias in the temple 5
1:13-17 The angel’s announcement of John the Baptist’s birth, and description of his ministry 9
1:18-25 Unbelief of Zacharias and consequent punishment 13
1:26-33 The angel’s announcement to the Virgin Mary that she should be the mother of our Lord 16
1:34-38 The Virgin Mary’s question to the angel, and his answer 20
1:39-45 The Virgin Mary’s visit to Elisabeth 23
1:46-56 The Virgin Mary’s song of praise 26
1:57-66 The birth of John the Baptist 30
1:67-80 The prophecy and song of praise uttered by Zacharias 34
2:1-7 The birth of Christ at Bethlehem 38
2:8-20 The angel’s announcement of Christ’s birth to the shepherds 43
2:21-24 Circumcision of Christ and presentation in the temple 47
2:25-35 Simeon, his history, praise, and prophecy 51
2:36-40 Anna the prophetess, and her history 56
2:41-52 Christ found sitting among the doctors 60
3:1-6 Time when our Lord’s early ministry began,— preaching of John the Baptist 64
3:7-14 John the Baptist,—his mode of addressing those who came to hear him 68
3:15-20 Effect of John the Baptist’s ministry,—his testimony to Christ,—his imprisonment 73
3:21-38 Christ’s baptism,—the genealogy of the Virgin Mary, (the daughter of Heli), traced up to Adam 77
4:1-13 Christ’s temptation in the wilderness 83
4:14-22 Christ preaching in the synagogue of Nazareth 88
4:22-32 Unbelief and wickedness of the people of Nazareth 92
4:33-44 A devil cast out in the synagogue of Capernaum, —Simon’s wife’s mother healed of a fever,— Christ’s habits of retirement,—Christ’s purpose in coming upon earth 96
5:1-11 Christ’s readiness to every good work,—miraculous draught of fishes 100
5:12-16 A man full of leprosy healed,—Christ’s diligence about private prayer 105
5:17-26 A man sick of the palsy, let down through the tiling, and cured 109
5:27-32 The calling of Levi and Matthew, and the feast he made on the occasion 113
5:33-39 Christ the bridegroom,—new wine and new bottles 117
6:1-5 The disciples plucking corn on the sabbath day, —Christ Lord of the Sabbath 122
6:6-11 The man with a withered hand cured,—doing good on the sabbath defended 127
6:12-19 Christ’s prayer before ordaining the twelve apostles, —names and position of the apostles 130
6:20-26 Those whom Christ calls blessed,—those of whom he says ‘woe unto you.’ 136
6:27-38 The nature and extent of Christian charity,— the rule for doubtful cases,—the example of God,—the reward of charity 140
6:39-45 Warning against false teachers,—importance of a blameless life,—fruit, the only test of character 145
6:46-49 The two builders and the two foundations 149
7:1-10 The centurion’s servant at Capernaum healed 154
7:11-17 The widow’s son at Nain restored to life 160
7:18-23 The message with which John the Baptist sent his disciples to Christ, and the answer which they received 164
7:24-30 Christ’s high testimony to John the Baptist 169
7:31-35 Christ’s description of the men of his generation, and their childish folly exposed 175
7:36-50 Story of the woman who was a sinner, who stood behind our Lord, and anointed his feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee 179
8:1-3 The holy woman who accompanied our Lord and his twelve apostles in their journeys, and ministered unto him 186
8:4-15 Parable of the sower 190
8:16-21 Spiritual privileges to be diligently used,—who were Christ’s mother and brethren? 195
8:22-25 The storm on the lake, and the miraculous calm 199
8:26-36 The man who had devils, in the country of the Gadarenes, healed 203
8:37-40 Christ rejected by the Gadarenes,—Christ’s commands to the man who had been healed in their country 208
8:41-48 The woman who had an issue of blood, healed by touching the hem of Christ’s garment 213
8:49-56 The daughter of Jairus restored to life 217
9:1-6 Christ’s first commission to the twelve disciples when he sent them to preach 221
9:7-11 Herod perplexed by Christ’s works,—the importance of occasional retirement,—Christ’s readiness to receive 225
9:12-17 Five thousand men fed with five loaves and two fishes 229
9:18-22 Various opinions about Christ, Peter’s clear confession,—Christ foretells his own death 232
9:23-27 Necessity of self-denial and carrying the cross, —value of the soul,—danger of being ashamed of Christ 236
9:28-36 The transfiguration of Christ 240
9:37-45 The devil cast out of the young man whom the disciples could not cure 245
9:46-50 The pride of Christ’s disciples rebuked,— bigotry and illiberality reproved 249
9:51-56 Christ’s steady adherence to his great work,— unholy zeal of James and John reproved 253
9:57-62 Christ’s followers must submit to hardships,— must let the dead bury their dead,—must not look back 257
10:1-7 Christ’s appointment of the seventy disciples, and instructions with which they were sent forth 262
10:8-16 Further instructions given by Christ to the seventy disciples 268
10:17-20 Return of the seventy elated with success,— solemn warning given to them by Christ 273
10:21-24 Christ rejoicing,—sovereignty of God in saving sinners—privileges of those who have the gospel 276
10:25-28 The lawyer’s question to Christ,—the rule of faith, —the summary of duty 281
10:29-37 Parable of the good Samaritan 285
10:38-42 Christ at the house of Martha and Mary,— over-carefulness reproved,—one thing needful, —the good part commended 291

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