Mat 22:23-33. The same day Sadducees came to him (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 22:23-33. The same day Sadducees came to him (No imperative)

Context: Mat 22:23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question,

Mat 22:24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies, having no children, his brother must marry the widow, and raise up children for his brother.’

Mat 22:25 Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother.

Mat 22:26 So too the second and third, down to the seventh.

Mat 22:27 After them all, the woman died.

Mat 22:28 In the resurrection, therefore, to which of the seven will she be wife? For they all had her.”

Mat 22:29 But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God.

Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Mat 22:31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God,

Mat 22:32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”

Mat 22:33 And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

GREEK VERBS:    (No imperative)
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?

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