Mat 26:57-68. Then those who had seized Jesus (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:57-68. Then those who had seized Jesus (No imperative)
Context: Mat 26:57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.

Mat 26:58 But Peter followed him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.

Mat 26:59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,

Mat 26:60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward

Mat 26:61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'”

Mat 26:62 And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”

Mat 26:63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”

Mat 26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Mat 26:65 Then the high priest tore his robes, and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his blasphemy.

Mat 26:66 What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.”

Mat 26:67 Then they spat in his face, and struck him; and some slapped him,

Mat 26:68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?”

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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