Mat 21:33-46. 33 “Hear another parable.”

Imperative: Mat 21:33-46. 33 “Hear another parable.”
Context: Mat 21:33 “Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country.

Mat 21:34 When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit;

Mat 21:35 and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Mat 21:36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them.

Mat 21:37 Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Mat 21:38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’

Mat 21:39 And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

Mat 21:40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

Mat 21:41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

Mat 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Mat 21:43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.”

Mat 21:44

Mat 21:45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them.

Mat 21:46 But when they tried to arrest him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him to be a prophet.

GREEK VERBS:   

33   243 [e]
33   Allēn
33   Ἄλλην
33   Another
33   Adj-AFS
3850 [e]
parabolēn
παραβολὴν
parable
N-AFS
191 [e]
akousate
ἀκούσατε  :
hear
V-AMA-2P
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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