Mat 12:46-50. 49 he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Imperative: 49 he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Context: Mat 12:46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Mat 12:47 [KJV: Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.]

Mat 12:48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”

Mat 12:49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Mat 12:50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

GREEK VERBS: Behold …

3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]


the
Art-NFS
3384 [e]
mētēr
μήτηρ
mother
N-NFS
1473 [e]
mou
μου
of me
PPro-G1S
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
3588 [e]
hoi
οἱ
the
Art-NMP
80 [e]
adelphoi
ἀδελφοί
brothers
N-NMP
1473 [e]
mou
μου  .
of me
PPro-G1S
 
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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