Luke 3 Outline
– John, the Baptist started his ministry (Luke 3:1-20)
– John, the Baptist baptized Jesus (Luke 3:21-22)
– The genealogy of Jesus Christ by the family line of Joseph (Luke 3:24-38)
Luke 3 Bible Study
In Luke 3:1-20, the word of God came to John, the Baptist. John, the Baptist is a descendant of the tribe of Levi. Pontius Pilate was the governor involved in the trial of Jesus. He was the one who listened to the crowd and set free Barabbas instead of Jesus. He commanded for Jesus to be flogged and crucified (Matthew 27:11-26). Annas and Caiaphas were the two priests appointed by the Roman governors to carry out priestly duties over all the land of Israel. John started his ministry earlier than Jesus Christ. John warned the people that if they don’t obey God, God will raise up children from the stones. Any follower who does not produce fruit in the kingdom of God will be condemned in Hell. John was humble and said that he was not worthy to untie the thong of Jesus’ sandals. The baptism of John was not of the Holy Spirit. At that time, the Holy Spirit is not yet sent to the people. The Holy Spirit was sent after Jesus ascended into heaven. The Holy Spirit first descended on the people who gathered in a house during the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13). Every believer must receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a witness to us as the children of God (Romans 8:16). Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit will not be saved. Because John rebuked the governor Herod for taking his brother, Philip’s wife, he was imprisoned.
In Luke 3:21Â -23, Jesus came to John to be baptized. When Jesus came up from the water, the Holy Spirit descended on him in the image of a dove. A voice from heaven said that Jesus is his son, whom he loves and pleased with. Jesus Christ as 30 years old when he started his ministry.
Luke 3:24-38 is an account of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, tracing back to the family line of his father, Joseph.