1.) Speeches and non-speeches play a prominent role in the first two chapters of Luke, see esp. 1:46-55, 1:67-79, 2:29-32. Who is making speeches and why? Who is decidedly not and why?
2.) Speaking of speeches, reread 1:46-55. Does this speech parallel any others in Scripture?
3.) There is a genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:23-38, comapre it with the genealogy in Matthew 1:1-17. Where is each genealogy placed in each text? Why would each author choose to place the genealogies in different places? In other words, what is the narrative use of putting the genealogies where they are?