Imperative: Mat 8:14 And when Jesus entered Peter’s house (No imperative)
Mat 8:14 And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever;
Mat 8:15 he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served him.
Mat 8:16 That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.
Mat 8:17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, “He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
GREEK VERBS: No imperative verbs spoken by Jesus are present.
(Healed to serve)
S. Parallel … we are healed in order to rise and serve.
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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?
What does this say to my context as a …
… follower of Jesus?
… to a church?
… to a community – my neighbors?
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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