#LukeActs2014: Luke 3

LukeActs logo week 3Reading for the week of January 19: Luke 3
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Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. I chose:
Luke 3:4-6 NRSV
As it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'”

Luke 3:8 NRSV
Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham

Luke 3:16 NRSV
John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
John the Baptist’s Message
Luke 3:1-14 (Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:3-5, 7-8; Mark 3:16-17)
Poem: Preparing the Way
Reflection: Reversal and Repentance

Is John the Christ?
Luke 3:15-18
Prayer: Come Holy Spirit
Worship Resource: For a Pure, Clean Heart

John is Imprisoned
Luke 3:19-20

Jesus’ Baptism
Luke 3:21-22 (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11)

The Genealogy of Jesus
Luke 3:23-38 (Matthew 1:1-17)

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