Imperative: Mat 26:01-5. When Jesus had finished all these sayings (No imperative)
Context: Mat 26:1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,
Mat 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
Mat 26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Mat 26:4 and took counsel together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.
Mat 26:5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be a tumult among the people.”
GREEK VERBS: (No imperative)
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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