Mat 21:04-11. This took place to fulfil … (No imperative spoken by Jesus)

Imperative: Mat 21:04-11. This took place to fulfil … (No imperative spoken by Jesus)

Context: Mat 21:04 This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Mat 21:5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass.”

Mat 21:6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;

Mat 21:7 they brought the ass and the colt, and put their garments on them, and he sat thereon.

Mat 21:8 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Mat 21:9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Mat 21:10 And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”

Mat 21:11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.”

 

GREEK VERBS:  (No imperative spoken by Jesus)

Exegesis:
Unexpected action following v. 11
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
Date … Audio Link … Slides Link.
Last post revision: 
This entry was posted in Mat 21. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.