Mat 24:43-51. But know this, that if the householder had known (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 24:43-51. But know this, that if the householder had known (No imperative)
Context: Mat 24:43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.

Mat 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Mat 24:45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Mat 24:46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.

Mat 24:47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

Mat 24:48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’

Mat 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken,

Mat 24:50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know,

Mat 24:51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

GREEK VERBS:   
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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