Mat 26:36-46. 36 “Sit here 38 remain here, and watch 39 let this cup pass 41 Watch and pray   42 thy will be done.”  45, 46 Behold 46 Rise,

Imperative:  Mat 26:36-46. 36 “Sit here 38 remain here, and watch 39 let this cup pass 41 Watch and pray   42 thy will be done.”  45, 46 Behold 46 Rise,

Context: Mat 26:36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go yonder and pray.”

Mat 26:37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.

Mat 26:38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”

Mat 26:39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

Mat 26:40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour?

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Mat 26:42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done.”

Mat 26:43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

Mat 26:44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.

Mat 26:45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Mat 26:46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

GREEK VERBS:    
36 “Sit here
2523 [e]
Kathisate
Καθίσατε
Sit
V-AMA-2P
847 [e]
autou
αὐτοῦ ,
here
Adv
38 remain here, and watch with me.”
3306 [e]
meinate
μείνατε
remain
V-AMA-2P
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε
here
Adv
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
1127 [e]
grēgoreite
γρηγορεῖτε
watch
V-PMA-2P
39 let this cup pass
3928 [e]
parelthatō
παρελθάτω
let pass
V-AMA-3S
575 [e]
ap’
ἀπ’
from
Prep
1473 [e]
emou
ἐμοῦ
me
PPro-G1S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
4221 [e]
potērion
ποτήριον
cup
N-NNS
41 Watch and pray
1127 [e]
41 grēgoreite
41 γρηγορεῖτε
41 Watch
41 V-PMA-2P
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
4336 [e]
proseuchesthe
προσεύχεσθε ,
pray
V-PMM/P-2P
42 thy will be done.”
1096 [e]
genēthētō
γενηθήτω
be done
V-AMP-3S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
2307 [e]
thelēma
θέλημά
will
N-NNS
4771 [e]
sou
σου .
of you
PPro-G2S
45, 46 Behold
3708 [e]
idou
ἰδοὺ ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
46
1453 [e]
46 egeiresthe
46 ἐγείρεσθε ,
46 Rise up
46 V-PMM/P-2P
71 [e]
agōmen
ἄγωμεν !
let us go
V-PSA-1P
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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