Mat 19:13-15. 14 Let the children come to me … do not forbid them.

Imperative: Mat 19:13-15. 14 Let the children come to me … do not forbid them.

Context: Mat 19:13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people;

Mat 19:14 but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Mat 19:15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

GREEK VERBS:   

V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
14
2967 [e]
kōlyete
κωλύετε
do forbid
V-PMA-2P
846 [e]
auta
αὐτὰ
them
PPro-AN3P
2064 [e]
elthein
ἐλθεῖν
to come
V-ANA
4314 [e]
pros
πρός
to
Prep
1473 [e]
me
με  ;
me
PPro-A1S
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
14
863 [e]
Aphete
Ἄφετε
Let
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
ta
τὰ
the
Art-ANP
3813 [e]
paidia
παιδία  ,
little children
N-ANP
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
Date … Audio Link … Slides Link.
Last post revision: 
This entry was posted in Jesus Imperatives: Matthew, Mat 14-19. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.