Luke 12 to 17; John 11

May 1, 2023 to May 7, 2023

In these chapters, Jesus continually affirms that he is not only the Son of God, but the one who loves all people. Here he serves, rescues, and saves many.


“Healing the Infirm Woman,” extracted from The Testimony of Luke, by S. Kent Brown

“Jesus’ restoration of this worn-down woman lifts her back to her prior status as a Jewess of strength and vigor, back into the embrace of acquaintances and friends who have come to think ill of her, back to a proper state of self-worth. In a word, Jesus has healed her wholly – physically, socially, and psychologically.”

“Parable of the unjust steward,” extracted from The Testimony of Luke, by S. Kent Brown

One radiant thread running through this story has to do with the commendation of the steward.

“Parable of Dives and Lazarus,” extracted from The Testimony of Luke, by S. Kent Brown

More than any other account in the Gospels, the Savior’s story about Lazarus, the rich man, and Abraham opens an intriguing window onto the life to come, particularly the period between death and the resurrection.

“Parable of the Prodigal Son,” extracted from The Testimony of Luke, by S. Kent Brown

In a most beloved parable, the Savior paints a portrait of a family.

“Parable of the Lost Coin,” extracted from The Testimony of Luke, by S. Kent Brown

Jesus’ story about the lost coin fits within a now-established pattern of emphasizing the rescue, mainly his mission to rescue.

“The Divine Gift of Gratitude,” Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, November 2010

In Luke chapter 17, Jesus meets ten men who have leprosy. He heals all of them, and yet only one man returns and thanks him. Gratitude is a divine principle. “A grateful heart…comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.” Gratitude should permeate our very souls at all times.

Chart 9-3: “Repentance and Obtaining Forgiveness,” Charting the New Testament

The Savior and his disciples taught the proper steps to obtain forgiveness and reconciliation through the atonement of Jesus Christ. This chart identifies some of these key steps of repentance that are reflected in the scriptures.