His Mission: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke

Edited by D. A. Carson, Kathleen Nielson, Contributions by John Piper, Colin Smith, Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Kevin DeYoung, Stephen T. Um, Gary Millar, Timothy Keller

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“But who do you say that I am?”
—Jesus (Luke 9:20)

In this collection of biblical expositions, eight prominent Bible teachers look to the Gospel of Luke and its unique portrait of our Savior, exploring everything from the nature of Jesus's divine sonship to his rejection by the religious and political rulers of his day. Chapters include:

  • John Piper - Jesus the Son of God, the Son of Mary (Luke 1–2)
  • Colin Smith - Jesus Despised (Luke 4:14-30)
  • Crawford Loritts - Jesus's Transforming Power on Behalf of the Afflicted (Luke 8:26-56)
  • D. A. Carson - Jesus's Resolve to Head toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:18-62)
  • Kevin DeYoung - Jesus and the Lost (Luke 15:1-32)
  • Stephen Um - Jesus and Money (Luke 16:1-15)
  • Gary Millar - Jesus Betrayed and Crucified (Luke 22:3-23:49)
  • Tim Keller - Jesus Vindicated (Luke 24:1-53)

This book will help you grasp the overarching message of the book of Luke: the blameless life, atoning death, and vindicating resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Published in partnership with the Gospel Coalition.

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D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a cofounder and theologian-at-large of the Gospel Coalition and has written and edited nearly two hundred books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

Kathleen Nielson

Kathleen Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. After directing the Gospel Coalition’s women’s initiatives from 2010–2017, she now serves as senior adviser and book editor for TGC. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five granddaughters.

Product Details

Category: Biblical Studies
Commentaries & Reference
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 192
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 8.3 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4375-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4375-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433543753
Case Quantity: 56
Published: April 30, 2015

Table of Contents

  1. Jesus the Son of God, the Son of Mary (Luke 1–2)
    John Piper
  2. Jesus Despised (Luke 4:14–30)
    Colin Smith
  3. Jesus’s Transforming Power on Behalf of the Afflicted (Luke 8:26–56)
    Crawford Loritts
  4. Jesus’s Resolve to Head toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:18–62)
    D. A. Carson
  5. Jesus and the Lost (Luke 15:1–32)
    Kevin DeYoung
  6. Jesus and Money (Luke 16:1–15)
    Stephen Um
  7. Jesus Betrayed and Crucified (Luke 22:39–23:49)
    Gary Millar
  8. Jesus Vindicated (Luke 24)
    Tim Keller

Appendix: Did Jesus Preach the Gospel?
Conference Panel: D. A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Tim Keller, John Piper