Mat 26:17-19. 18 “Go into the city … say to him

Imperative: Mat 26:17-19. 18 “Go into the city … say to him

Context: Mat 26:17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?”

Mat 26:18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples.'”

Mat 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover.

GREEK VERBS:   
18 “Go into the city … say to him
5217 [e]
Hypagete
Ὑπάγετε
Go
V-PMA-2P
1519 [e]
eis
εἰς
into
Prep
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
the
Art-AFS
4172 [e]
polin
πόλιν
city
N-AFS
3004 [e]
eipate
εἴπατε
say
V-AMA-2P
846 [e]
autō
αὐτῷ ,
to him
PPro-DM3S
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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