Luke presents the ascension as the climax of his gospel. He also presents it as the most striking element in the introduction to Acts. By using these ascension accounts to form the link between the Gospel of Luke and Acts, Luke seem to indicate its significance for a proper understanding of his theology and purpose.
Often Jesus called his disciples and followers to leave everything. What is the content of this call? There are also passages in Luke and Acts that seem to require voluntary poverty. Other passages require a right attitude to the continuing possession of wealth. What was Jesus' teaching on possessions?
The central section of the Gospel of Luke poses a problem as far as its purpose is concerned. The thesis of this article is that Luke 9:51-Luke 19:44 presents in sharp relief two conflicting ideological points of view—the view of Jesus and the view opposed to his. Luke 14:14-33 is selected as a test case to prove the thesis.
Is there a deliberate and discernable structure in the Gospel of Luke? Kistemaker traces the composition of the account.