Mat 14:2 and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist, he has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.”
Mat 14:3 For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife;
Mat 14:4 because John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
Mat 14:5 And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.
Mat 14:6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and pleased Herod,
Mat 14:7 so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.
Mat 14:8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”
Mat 14:9 And the king was sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given;
Mat 14:10 he sent and had John beheaded in the prison,
Mat 14:11 and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Mat 14:12 And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.
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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