Mat 9:35-38. 38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest

Imperative: Mat 9:35-38. 38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest
Command context.

Mat 09:35  And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.

Mat 9:36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Mat 9:37  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

Mat 9:38  pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

 
GREEK VERBS:   
38
1189 [e]
38   deēthēte
38   δεήθητε
38   pray earnestly to
38   V-AMP-2P
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν
therefore
Conj
3588 [e]
tou
τοῦ
the
Art-GMS
2962 [e]
Kyriou
Κυρίου
Lord
N-GMS
3588 [e]
tou
τοῦ
of the
Art-GMS
2326 [e]
therismou
θερισμοῦ  ,
harvest
N-GMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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