Mat 11:01-6. 4 Tell John what you hear and see:

Imperative: Mat 11:01-6. 4 Tell John what you hear and see:

Context Mat 11:01  And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.

Mat 11:2  Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples

Mat 11:3  and said to him, “Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?”

Mat 11:4  And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see:

Mat 11:5  the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

Mat 11:6  And blessed is he who takes no offense at me.”

  

GREEK VERBS:   
4198 [e]
Poreuthentes
Πορευθέντες  ,
Having gone
V-APP-NMP
518 [e]
apangeilate
ἀπαγγείλατε
relate
V-AMA-2P
2491 [e]
Iōannē
Ἰωάννῃ*
to John
N-DMS
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?
*
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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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