Mat 18:15-18. 15 “… go and tell him 16 take with  17 tell it … let him be to you

Imperative: Mat 18:15-18. 15 “… go and tell him 16 take with  17 tell it … let him be to you
Context: Mat 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Mat 18:16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Mat 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Mat 18:18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

GREEK VERBS: 

15
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε
go
V-PMA-2S
1651 [e]
elenxon
ἔλεγξον
reprove
V-AMA-2S
846 [e]
auton
αὐτὸν  ,
him
PPro-AM3S
E
3880 [e]
paralabe
παράλαβε
take
V-AMA-2S
3326 [e]
meta
μετὰ
with
Prep
4771 [e]
sou
σοῦ
you
PPro-G2S
3004 [e]
eipon
εἰπὸν
tell [it]
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]

τῇ
to the
Art-DFS
1577 [e]
ekklēsia
ἐκκλησίᾳ .
church
N-DFS
17
1510 [e]
estō
ἔστω
let him be
V-PMA-3S
4771 [e]
soi
σοι
to you
PPro-D2S
5618 [e]
hōsper
ὥσπερ
as
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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