Mat 27:32-38. As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:32-38. As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene (No imperative)

Context: Mat 27:32 As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross.

Mat 27:33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull),

Mat 27:34 they offered him wine to drink, mingled with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.

Mat 27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots;

Mat 27:36 then they sat down and kept watch over him there.

Mat 27:37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.”

Mat 27:38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.

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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