Imperative expectation from consequence
Mat 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
Mat 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.’
Mat 7:24 “Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
Mat 7:25 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
Mat 7:27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”
Mat 7:28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
Mat 7:29 for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
IN OTHER WORDS HE ISSUED CLEAR COMMANDS
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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