Mat 17:14-21. 17 “Bring him here to me.” 20 Move

Imperative: Mat 17:14-21. 17 “Bring him here to me.” 20 Move
Context: Mat 17:14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and kneeling before him said,

Mat 17:15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.

Mat 17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”

Mat 17:17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

Mat 17:18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.

Mat 17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

Mat 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”

Mat 17:21

GREEK VERBS:    

Mat 17:15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
1653 [e]
eleēson
ἐλέησόν
Have mercy on
Mat 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
3327 [e]
Metaba
Μετάβα
Move
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
Mat 17:17  And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”
 
5342 [e]
pherete
φέρετέ
Bring
V-PMA-2P
1473 [e]
moi
μοι
to me
PPro-D1S
846 [e]
auton
αὐτὸν
him
PPro-AM3S
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε  .
here
Adv
 
 
 
 
 
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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