Mat 20:29-34. And as they went out of Jericho (No imperatives spoken by Jesus)

Imperative: Mat 20:29-34. And as they went out of Jericho (No imperatives spoken by Jesus)
Context: Mat 20:29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.

Mat 20:30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the roadside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Mat 20:31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent; but they cried out the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Mat 20:32 And Jesus stopped and called them, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Mat 20:33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”

Mat 20:34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they received their sight and followed him.

GREEK VERBS:    (No imperatives spoken by Jesus)
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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