Imperative: Mat 28:11-15. While they were going, behold (No imperative)
Mat 28:11 While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
Mat 28:12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers
Mat 28:13 and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
Mat 28:14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
Mat 28:15 So they took the money and did as they were directed; and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.
GREEK VERBS: (No imperative)
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
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?
What does this say to my context as a …
… follower of Jesus?
… to a church?
… to a community – my neighbors?
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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