Mat 22:1-10. 4  ‘Tell those who are invited … 9 Go therefore … invite

Imperative: Mat 22:1-10. 4  ‘Tell those who are invited … 9 Go therefore … invite

Context: Mat 22:1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

Mat 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son,

Mat 22:3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come.

Mat 22:4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.’

Mat 22:5 But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Mat 22:6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.

Mat 22:7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Mat 22:8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.

Mat 22:9 Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.’

Mat 22:10 And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.

GREEK VERBS: 

Mat 22:4  ‘Tell those who are invited, Behold

3004 [e]
Eipate
Εἴπατε
Say
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
tois
τοῖς
to those
Art-DMP
2564 [e]
keklēmenois
κεκλημένοις  ,
having been invited
V-RPM/P-DMP
3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S

Mat 22:9 Go therefore to the thoroughfares,

  4198 [e]
9   poreuesthe
9   πορεύεσθε
9   Go
9   V-PMM/P-2P
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν
therefore
Conj
2564 [e]
kalesate
καλέσατε
invite
V-AMA-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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