Finding Hope and Assurance

This past Sunday I celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ with my church family at Northside Baptist. As we studied the Bible together, I challenged those in attendance to find proof of Christ’s resurrection and assurance of their faith in the first four books of the New Testament known as the Gospels. In particular, we looked at the Gospel of Luke which was written to provide a consecutive and orderly account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:1-4). The final chapter of Luke contains an encounter where Jesus explains all about Himself from the Old Testament. I closed our study with a plea for listeners to read the Gospel of Luke for themselves as a way to find hope and assurance.

Below is a two-week, selected Bible reading plan in the Gospel of Luke. When read consecutively, these passages give a clear and compelling testimony of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. The goal of this reading list is to help readers find hope and assurance in Jesus Christ.

  • Day 1: An Introduction and Jesus’ Birth (Luke 1:1-4, 2:1-20)
  • Day 2: Jesus Visits the Temple (Luke 2:39-52)
  • Day 3: The Temptation and Public Ministry (Luke 4:1-30)
  • Day4: Jesus Calls His First Disciples (Luke 5:1-11)
  • Day 5:Jesus Rescues Two from Death (Luke 7:1-17)
  • Day 6: Jesus Feed 5,000 (Luke 9:12-27)
  • Day 7: Teaching about Prayer and the Resurrection (Luke 11:1-36)
  • Day 8: The Parables of Loss (Luke 15:1-32)
  • Day 9: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-21)
  • Day 10: Two Final Miracles (Luke 18:35-19:10)
  • Day 11: The Triumphal Entry and the Lord’s Supper (Luke 19:28-40, 22: 14-23)
  • Day 12: The Arrest and Trial (Luke 22:54-23:25)
  • Day 13: The Crucifixion and Burial (Luke 23:33-56)
  • Day 14: A Resurrection Appearance on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

Uncertainty is the enemy of hope. God’s Word gives us the evidence and instruction we need so that we don’t have to live without hope.

Leave a comment below if this reading plan was helpful.