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Skip Ewing Sings A Wonderful Lesson from the Book of Luke


Skip Ewing and Don Sampson are truly great storytellers. They gave us an insight on a modern day outlook of the Gospel of Luke. Let’s check out what this song is all about.

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Photo Credit: Skip Ewing/ Official Facebook Page

“The Gospel According to Luke”

In the Bible, the Book of Luke discusses wide varieties of topic about life, Jesus, and more. In Ewing’s song, there were some lessons taken from the Book of Luke were included. The making of “The Gospel According to Luke” happened while Ewing and Sampson were sitting at the Daylight Cafe one day. They saw a man out from the window and they were struck by his peculiar looks. They wrote the song and injected some thoughts from the Bible into it.

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Photo Credit: The Gospel According to Luke/ reasonabletheology.org

The Song’s Content and Lessons from the Bible

“The Gospel According to Luke,” tells the story of a man who met a homeless person preaching about the Book of Luke. The homeless man told the narrator that we should learn to offer help to people in need. And, to never forget to give praise and thanks to the Lord. These statements of the homeless man in the song were actually preachings from the Book of Luke too.

He said give to your brother if he is in need
Offer up thanks for the gifts you receive
There’s treasure in heaven for the generous few
That was the gospel according to Luke

According to the Bible,

“Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands—all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” – Luke 6:38

Another lesson that the song gives us is the homeless man’s act of selflessness when he gave the little money he has to other people who are in need, saying,

Handing out all the change he’d collected that week
Saying you boys might need this a lot more than me
I try hard to practice the words that I preach

Those words mentioned in the song came from Luke 21-14:

“As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Skip Ewing’s Single

Ewing recorded the song in 1989 for his album The Coast of Colorado. After releasing the song as a single on the same year “The Gospel According to Luke” reached number ten on the Billboard Hot Country chart. This was one of the songs he released as a single from the album. Other songs included on his album were “Your Memory Wins Again,” “I Don’t Have Far to Fall,” “Burnin’ a Hole in My Heart,” and “The Coast of Colorado.”

Come and learn something from “The Gospel According to Luke”

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