Go: Reading

We are on a journey together walking through several of the books of the Bible. Our first journey was through the Gospel of  Mark.  Our next path is through the Gospel of Luke.

Each weekday over the course of the next six weeks, set aside 15 minutes to read the daily chapter or passage and then reflect upon what the Holy Spirit highlights for you. There are several ways to join us:

1. Text

Get a text message each morning with the daily reading and a short question to consider.  Join by texting READ to 68398.

2. Website

Visit the bottom of this webpage for the daily reading and one or two short reflective questions.

3. Print out a guide

If you want to get a simple checklist with the reading for all four weeks, print out this PDF page.  (Note: it does not contain the daily questions.)

While we are starting to walk through Luke together on May 14th,  you can still join in and read Luke after that date.  Just join in on the next day of the reading (you can come back to the start of Luke later).

Along the way, let us know how you are doing on your walk through Mark by emailing mike@mvfcolorado.com. If you have questions, text (720) 551-7080 and one of our pastors will reply.

Connecting with the Reading

To connect with the passage, try these six simple steps:
Find a quiet spot to read, mute your phone and set it down outside of your reach.

  1. Take a deep breath in, hold it, and then release it. Ask God to talk to you through the passage you are reading.
  2. Read the passage. Feel free to underline words or verses that get your attention, seem important, or repeat often.
  3. When you are done, look back on the items you underlined and think through why they may have been important to you. How do they apply to your life today?
  4. (Optional) Answer the questions for this passage from our daily text message or from the chart below.
  5. Pray again, thanking God for what He showed you in the passage. Pray for the Spirit to help bring these items into focus during the rest of your day.

Check off the passage. Repeat the next day!

Different reading methods

You may have heard about doing a Bible study or a devotional. These two popular methods of Bible study are great for understanding different levels of the meaning of a passage of the Bible.

This walk through Luke is a different method of reading called "familiarization."  The intent of this method is to become familiar with the content of the reading. You will still get great meaning and understanding from this method, but you will not get the depth of understanding that a full study or focusing on a few verses may give you.

Familiarization with the Bible is a very important part of your walk with Jesus. It is difficult to call yourself a Christian if you do not know what Jesus did and said. Our hope is that after you do these six weeks of reading, you will want to find out more by going back to carefully re-read and study parts of the Gospel of Luke which God highlighted for you.

Week 1: May 14 - May 18

Day 1
Luke 1:1-38
- What is Luke's purpose in writing this book?
- How was Zechariah & Mary's reactions different?
- Bonus: Watch an 8 minute video summary of the first half of Luke
Day 2
Luke 1:39-80
- How are Mary's Song of Praise and Zechariah's Prophecy related?
- Why would Luke include them?
Day 3
Luke 2
- The chapter end covers Jesus' childhood. What stands out to you?
- How does verse 52 relate to Matthew 22:37-40?
Day 4
Luke 3
Verse 18 contains the term Good News. Using verses 1-17, what would you say the Good News is?
Day 5
Luke 4
- How does Jesus use Old Testament scripture?
- What does the Good News (verse 43) mean given the rest of chapter ?

Week 2: May 21-25

Day 6
Luke 5
- How do the events of the chapter and verses 31-32 relate to your definition of the Good News?
Day 7
Luke 6
- How does verse 46 relate to your life?
- How does it relate back to 5:31-32?
Day 8
Luke 7
- How did Jesus answer John the Baptist?
- Find verses in Mark and Luke that support Jesus' 6 claims in verse 22.
Day 9
Luke 8:1-25
- Why did Jesus say he was teaching using parables?
- How is this related to verse 18, 5:31-32, and 6:46-49?
Day 10
Luke 8:26-56
Often Jesus told healed people to be silent (ie 5:14). Why did Jesus tell this man to tell his story (v 39)?

Week 3: May 28 - June 1

Day 11
Luke 9:1-27
- To the disciples what did "take up your cross" literally mean (v 23)?
- What does this mean figuratively today?
Day 12
Luke 9:28-62
- God audibly said Jesus was His beloved Son (v 35). When else did God say this?
- Why is it significant?
Day 13
Luke 10
Would you typically consider yourself a "Martha" or a "Mary" with regard to your focus and priorities?
Day 14
Luke 11:1-36
- What did Jesus mean by "the sign of Jonah" (verse 29)?
- How was it related to Jesus' resurrection?
Day 15
Luke 11:37-12:21
- If "Life is not measured by how much you own" (v 15), then how is it measured? (ie what really matters?) HINT: Answer is in today's reading