Mat 24:4-14. 4 “Take heed that no one leads you astray. 6 see that you are not alarmed;

Imperative: Mat 24:4-14. 4 “Take heed that no one leads you astray. 6 see that you are not alarmed;
Context: Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray.

Mat 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

Mat 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places:

Mat 24:8 all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs.

Mat 24:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.

Mat 24:10 And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another.

Mat 24:11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.

Mat 24:12 And because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold.

Mat 24:13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.

GREEK VERBS:    
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray.
991 [e]
Blepete
Βλέπετε  ,
Take heed
V-PMA-2P
3361 [e]

μή
lest
Adv
5100 [e]
tis
τις
any one
IPro-NMS
4771 [e]
hymas
ὑμᾶς
you
PPro-A2P
4105 [e]
planēsē
πλανήσῃ  .
mislead
V-ASA-3S
Mat 24:6 see that you are not alarmed;
3708 [e]
horate
ὁρᾶτε
Behold
V-PMA-2P
3361 [e]

μὴ
not
Adv
2360 [e]
throeisthe
θροεῖσθε  ;
be alarmed
V-PMM/P-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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