Mat 26:20-29.  26  “Take, eat; 27 “Drink of it, all of you;

Imperative: Mat 26:20-29.  26  “Take, eat; 27 “Drink of it, all of you;

Context: Mat 26:20 When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples;

Mat 26:21 and as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

Mat 26:22 And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”

Mat 26:23 He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me, will betray me.

Mat 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

Mat 26:25 Judas, who betrayed him, said, “Is it I, Master?” He said to him, “You have said so.”

Mat 26:26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

Mat 26:27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you;

Mat 26:28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Mat 26:29 I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

GREEK VERBS:   
26  “Take, eat; this is my body.”
2983 [e]
Labete
Λάβετε ,
Take
V-AMA-2P
5315 [e]
phagete
φάγετε ;
eat
V-AMA-2P
27  “Drink of it, all of you;
4095 [e]
Piete
Πίετε
Drink
V-AMA-2P
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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