Mat 13:36-43. 43 He who has ears, let him hear.

Imperative: Mat 13:36-43. 43 He who has ears, let him hear.
Context: Mat 13:36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”

Mat 13:37 He answered, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;

Mat 13:38 the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one,

Mat 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.

Mat 13:40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.

Mat 13:41 The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers,

Mat 13:42 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

Mat 13:43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

GREEK VERBS:  
Mat 13:43  He who has ears, let him hear.
V-PMA-3S = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 3rd Person Singular
 
191 [e]
akouetō
ἀκουέτω  .
let him hear
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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