Mat 27:15-26. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:15-26. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed (No imperative)
Context: Mat 27:15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.

Mat 27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

Mat 27:17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?”

Mat 27:18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.

Mat 27:19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much over him today in a dream.”

Mat 27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the people to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

Mat 27:21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.”

Mat 27:22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified.”

Mat 27:23 And he said, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified.”

Mat 27:24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”

Mat 27:25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

Mat 27:26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

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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