Context: Mat 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Mat 10:17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues,
Mat 10:18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
Mat 10:19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;
Mat 10:20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Mat 10:21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
Mat 10:22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Mat 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes.
Mat 10:24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master;
Mat 10:25 it is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?
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