CCS 054 The Gospel According to Luke Outline

How bland would be our theological picture of Jesus without the colorful contributions of Luke's Gospel such as the birth announcements of John and Jesus, the Christmas scene of swaddling clothes, manger, shepherds and angels, Jesus' beloved parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, his last words from the cross, and his resurrection appearance on the Emmaus Road. Luke's lovable Jesus is the epitome of compassion and gentleness.

Course Structure and Highlights

Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: The Prologue
Lesson 3: The Infancy Narrative
Lesson 4: Preparation for the Public Ministry
Lesson 5: The Ministry in Galilee
Lesson 6: The Journey to Jerusalem - Part One
Lesson 7: The Journey to Jerusalem - Part Two
Lesson 8: The Teaching Ministry in Jerusalem
Lesson 9: The Passion
Lesson 10: The Resurrection


Patella. Michael F. The Gospel According to Luke. Liturgical Press, 2005.


Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Online Resources.
The Holy Bible.


The Gospel According to Luke consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.