Mat 26:30-35. And when they had sung a hymn (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:30-35. And when they had sung a hymn (No imperative)

Context: Mat 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Mat 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

Mat 26:32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”

Mat 26:33 Peter declared to him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”

Mat 26:34 Jesus said to him, “Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.”

Mat 26:35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples.

GREEK VERBS:    (No imperative)
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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