Mat 6:5, 6  “And when you pray, go …

Imperative: Mat 6:5  “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites;
Mat 6:6  But when you pray, go into your room … and pray to your Father

Context

Mat 6:5  “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites;
for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Mat 6:6  But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you

 

GREEK VERBS:  
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
6
3752 [e]
hotan
ὅταν
when
Conj
4336 [e]
proseuchē
προσεύχῃ  ,
you pray
V-PSM/P-2S
1525 [e]
eiselthe
εἴσελθε
enter
V-AMA-2S
 
4336 [e]
proseuxai
πρόσευξαι
pray
V-AMM-2S
3588 [e]

τῷ
to
Art-DMS
3962 [e]
Patri
Πατρί
Father
N-DMS

 

 
Exegesis:
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S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
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O. What does it say that I need to obey?
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W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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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?
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CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?
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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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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:
06-03-18
“And when you pray …” Mat 6:1, 5-8, Luke 18:11-12
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