Mat 10:11-13. 11, 12, 13 Inquire … remain … greet … let come … let return

Imperative: Mat 10:11-13. 11, 12, 13   Inquire … remain … greet … let come … let return

Context: 

Mat 10:11  And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart.

Mat 10:12  As you enter the house, salute it.

Mat 10:13  And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

GREEK VERBS:
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
11
1833 [e]
exetasate
ἐξετάσατε
inquire
2546 [e]
kakei
κἀκεῖ
and there
Conj
3306 [e]
meinate
μείνατε
remain
V-AMA-2P
.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12
782 [e]
aspasasthe
ἀσπάσασθε
greet
 
13
2064 [e]
elthatō
ἐλθάτω
let come
V-AMA-3S
3588 [e]


the
Art-NFS
1515 [e]
eirēnē
εἰρήνη
peace
N-NFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1994 [e]
epistraphētō
ἐπιστραφήτω  .
let return
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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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