Mat 27:39-44. And those who passed by derided him (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:39-44. And those who passed by derided him (No imperative)

Context: Mat 27:39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads

Mat 27:40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Mat 27:41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,

Mat 27:42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

Mat 27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.'”

Mat 27:44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

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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