Mat 21:12-14 And Jesus entered the temple of God (No imperative spoken by Jesus)

Imperative: Mat 21:12-14 And Jesus entered the temple of God (No imperative spoken by Jesus)

Context: Mat 21:12 And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Mat 21:13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you make it a den of robbers.”

Mat 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.

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?

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