Mat 27:01-10. When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders  (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:01-10. When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders  (No imperative)
Context: Mat 27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;

Mat 27:2 and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor.

Mat 27:3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

Mat 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”

Mat 27:5 And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.

Mat 27:6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money.”

Mat 27:7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

Mat 27:8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Mat 27:9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,

Mat 27:10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”

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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