Luke 8



Luke 8 emphasizes the importance of understanding and responding to the Word of God, Jesus' authority over nature and demons, and the compassion he shows through various healings. It also underscores the theme of faith as demonstrated by the woman with the bleeding issue and Jairus.


  1. The Parable of the Sower (Luke 8:4-15): Jesus tells the parable of the sower, illustrating different responses to the message of the Kingdom of God. The seed represents the Word of God, and the types of soil symbolize various hearts and receptiveness to the message.

  2. The Purpose of Parables (Luke 8:9-10, 16-18): Jesus explains to his disciples the purpose of using parables to convey spiritual truths. He emphasizes the importance of paying attention to what is heard and warns against spiritual complacency.

  3. The Lamp Under a Jar (Luke 8:16-18): Jesus uses the analogy of a lamp under a jar to illustrate the idea that nothing is hidden from God, and those who receive the light of his teachings are responsible for sharing it.

  4. Jesus' True Family (Luke 8:19-21): Jesus' mother and brothers seek to see him, and he responds by declaring that his true family consists of those who hear and do the Word of God.

  5. Calming the Storm (Luke 8:22-25): Jesus and his disciples set out in a boat, and a storm arises. Jesus calms the storm, demonstrating his authority over the forces of nature, and the disciples marvel at his power.

  6. Healing the Demon-Possessed Man (Luke 8:26-39): Jesus encounters a man possessed by a legion of demons in the region of the Gerasenes. He casts out the demons into a herd of pigs, and the man is restored to sanity. The local people, fearing Jesus' power, ask him to leave.

  7. Healing a Woman and Raising a Girl to Life (Luke 8:40-56): Jairus, a synagogue leader, asks Jesus to heal his dying daughter. On the way, a woman with a bleeding issue touches Jesus' cloak and is healed. Despite the news of Jairus' daughter's death, Jesus goes to her, raises her to life, and instructs her parents not to tell anyone.




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