Mat 12:14-21. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 12:14-21. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him (No imperative)
Context: Mat 12:14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him.

Mat 12:15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all,

Mat 12:16 and ordered them not to make him known.

EXPLANATION:

Mat 12:17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

Mat 12:18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Mat 12:19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will any one hear his voice in the streets;

Mat 12:20 he will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory;

Mat 12:21 and in his name will the Gentiles hope.”

GREEK VERBS:    (No imperative)
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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