Luke 10



Luke 10 presents the importance of discipleship, the universality of neighborly love, the value of attentiveness to Jesus' teachings, and the significance of persistent prayer. The chapter provides practical lessons for living out the principles of the Kingdom of God.


  1. Sending Out the Seventy-Two (Luke 10:1-24): Jesus appoints seventy-two disciples and sends them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intends to visit. They are instructed to proclaim peace, heal the sick, and announce the Kingdom of God. Upon their return, the disciples rejoice at the success of their mission, and Jesus expresses joy in the Father's revelation to the simple and humble.
  2. The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37): A legal expert questions Jesus about eternal life and the command to love one's neighbor. In response, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan, illustrating the true meaning of neighborly love. The Samaritan, traditionally considered an enemy, displays compassion, while religious leaders pass by the injured man. Jesus concludes by instructing the legal expert to "go and do likewise."
  3. Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42): Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary. Martha is busy with preparations, while Mary sits at Jesus' feet, listening to his teaching. When Martha complains about Mary's inactivity, Jesus commends Mary for choosing the "good portion."
  4. Prayer and the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11:1-13): Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer, offering them the Lord's Prayer as a model. He emphasizes persistence in prayer, illustrating with the parable of a persistent friend seeking bread at midnight.
  5. Accusations of Beelzebul (Luke 11:14-26): Jesus casts out a demon from a mute man, leading some to accuse him of doing so by the power of Beelzebul. Jesus refutes this claim, stating that a divided house cannot stand and asserting the superiority of the Kingdom of God over demonic forces.
  6. Blessedness of Hearing and Keeping the Word (Luke 11:27-28): A woman in the crowd praises Jesus' mother, and Jesus responds by emphasizing the blessedness of those who hear and keep the Word of God.





1. Anyabwile T. M. (2018). Exalting Jesus in Luke. Holman Reference.