New Testament Survey – Luke and John
Luke is the favorite Gospel of many, because it highlights the humanity of Jesus as God-man. It shows Jesus’ compassion and how he identified with us. Many of Jesus’ best known parables, such as the stories of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan, only appear in Luke. Luke tells us more about the birth of Jesus than any other writer of the Gospels. And Luke presents us with the manifesto of Christ – the clear statement of His mission – the key to the ministry of the Messiah.
The Gospel of John is unique in style compared to the other three Gospels. It is unique in that it provides a series of “I AM” statements that teach us about Jesus. John also focuses on theme of “signs,” and the gospel author with end the book with this statement: “these things were written so that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).