Imperative: Mat 22:41-46. Now while the Pharisees were gathered together (No imperative)
Context: Mat 22:41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,
Mat 22:42 saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”
Mat 22:43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
Mat 22:44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy enemies under thy feet’?
Mat 22:45 If David thus calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
Mat 22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did any one dare to ask him any more questions
GREEK VERBS: (No imperative)
Quoted by Jesus, not a command for us: Sit at my right hand,
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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?
What does this say to my context as a …
… follower of Jesus?
… to a church?
… to a community – my neighbors?
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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