Mat 11:07-15. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Imperative: Mat 11:07-15. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Context: Mat 11:07 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

Mat 11:8 Why then did you go out? To see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft raiment are in kings’ houses.

Mat 11:9 Why then did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Mat 11:10 This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.’

Mat 11:11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Mat 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.

Mat 11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John;

Mat 11:14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.

Mat 11:15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

GREEK VERBS:   
191 [e]
akouetō
ἀκουέτω  .
let him hear
V-PMA-3S
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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