I have coloured the segments for you. If you still want to do the colouring yourself, then simply don’t look at the detail of mine until you are ready. I have told you already, it would be better that you make a folder for the Gems on Luke and proceed with them at your own pace. Take your time and do each step at a pace that suits you, rather than feeling rushed. But if you simply want to find out what the “answer” is, then read the Gems before you have done anything for yourself. Deep down inside, you know what the better option is, don’t you? Or do you need it spelled out to you?
Interesting isn’t it that Matthew, Mark and Luke include the above sequence as one unit. Clearly, Luke is following the accepted Synoptic package here. But notice too, the wider contextual usage of this sequence.
Take some time to think about the units that each writer uses or discards. The usage of material is a good indication of the point each writer wants to make. Notice also, links from past material. As I have told you before, take note of the specific changes that each writer makes to each pericope. Of course, we are primarily looking at Luke’s gospel. That is the one we are focused on at present. So spend some time looking at the specific changes Luke makes to the segment I have coloured above and the location and sequence in the wider context.
Enough questions and tasks for you for now. I will give you some additional input in the next Gem. Promise. No more questions.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin
Growing older only guarantees wrinkles, not wisdom. Many people live the same year over & over, never learning anything new.Rick Warren
Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge; let your learning lead to action.Jim Rohn
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue to learn for the rest of his life.Anon
Be a student as long as you still have something to learn. In other words, all life long.Anon