Imperative: Mat 13:47-52. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net (No imperative)
Mat 13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind;
Mat 13:48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad.
Mat 13:49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous,
Mat 13:50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
Mat 13:51 “Have you understood all this?” They said to him, “Yes.”
Mat 13:52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
Implied positive value = command
GREEK VERBS: (No imperative)
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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?
What does this say to my context as a …
… follower of Jesus?
… to a church?
… to a community – my neighbors?
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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