Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament
Chapter 1 identifies the need for an analysis of Luke 6:40. Using content analysis methodology, Luke 6:40, one of the keystone passages in Christian education literature, serves as the starting point for mining out the theme of likeness education in the New Testament. Jesus says, “A disciple is not above his or her teacher; but each one, after being fully trained, will be like his or her teacher” (Luke 6:40). The study consists of three concentric areas of investigation: (1) Luke 6:40 and its immediate context, (2) Luke-Acts, and (3) the NT corpus. Luke 6:40 serves as the common core of this investigation.