Mat 10:27-31.  utter in the light … proclaim … do not fear … rather fear him

Imperative: Mat 10:27  utter in the light … proclaim … do not fear … rather fear him
Context:  Mat 10:26  “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Mat 10:27  What I tell you in the dark, utter in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim upon the housetops.

Mat 10:28  And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mat 10:29  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s will.

Mat 10:30  But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Mat 10:31  Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

GREEK VERBS:   
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
 
28
5399 [e]
phobeisthe
φοβεῖσθε
you should be afraid
 
28
5399 [e]
phobeisthe
φοβεῖσθε
you should fear
 
 
30
5399 [e]
phobeisthe
φοβεῖσθε  ;
you should fear
 
 
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
27
3004 [e]
eipate
εἴπατε
speak
 
2784 [e]
kēryxate
κηρύξατε
proclaim
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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