Fall Bible Study

The Gospel of Luke

Join us as we study Luke’s beloved portrait of Jesus as savior of the world.



In five weekly sessions, we’ll study Luke’s story of Jesus’s life, ministry, and passion. We’ll begin with a discussion of how and why Luke wrote his gospel, as well as some of the most important themes in the gospel. In the second week, we’ll consider Luke’s introduction of Jesus by reading his account of Jesus’s birth and his first sermon. We will explore Jesus’s teaching on poverty and wealth (and the way it connects with Catholic social teaching), some of Jesus’s most famous parables, and – finally – Luke’s portrait of Jesus’s suffering, death, and resurrection. Our goal is for you to leave this study with not only a better understanding of Luke’s gospel, but also the tools and confidence to read and study the Bible on your own or with a small group.

COL parishioner and Professor Kevin Sharpe, PhD, will lead our study for five weeks (October 18 - November 16) with one session per week (offered at two different times for convenience):

  • Thursday evenings, 7:00 PM at COL-North (October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)
  • Friday mornings, 9:30 AM at COL-South (October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16)

Cost to participate is $15.00 for bible study materials. Contact Wendy Rappé, Director of Faith Formation to register or for more information.