Mat 26:06-16. Now when Jesus was at Bethany (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:06-16. Now when Jesus was at Bethany (No imperative)

Context: Mat 26:06 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,

Mat 26:7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat at table.

Mat 26:8 But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?

Mat 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for a large sum, and given to the poor.”

Mat 26:10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.

Mat 26:11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.

Mat 26:12 In pouring this ointment on my body she has done it to prepare me for burial.

Mat 26:13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

Mat 26:14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Mat 26:15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.

Mat 26:16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

GREEK VERBS:    (No imperative)
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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