Mat 12:9-13. 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”

Imperative: Mat 12:9-13. 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”

Context:Mat 12:09 And he went on from there, and entered their synagogue.

Mat 12:10 And behold, there was a man with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse him.

Mat 12:11 He said to them, “What man of you, if he has one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?

Mat 12:12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”

Mat 12:13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, whole like the other.

GREEK VERBS:   
GREEK VERBS
1614 [e]
Ekteinon
Ἔκτεινόν
Stretch out
V-AMA-2S
4771 [e]
sou
σου
your
PPro-G2S
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
 – 
Art-AFS
5495 [e]
cheira
χεῖρα  .
hand
N-AFS
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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