Mat 26:06-16. Now when Jesus was at Bethany (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:06-16. Now when Jesus was at Bethany (No imperative)

Context: Mat 26:06 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,

Mat 26:7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat at table.

Mat 26:8 But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?

Mat 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for a large sum, and given to the poor.”

Mat 26:10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.

Mat 26:11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.

Mat 26:12 In pouring this ointment on my body she has done it to prepare me for burial.

Mat 26:13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

Mat 26:14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Mat 26:15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.

Mat 26:16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
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[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Mat 26:01-5. When Jesus had finished all these sayings (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:01-5. When Jesus had finished all these sayings (No imperative)

Context: Mat 26:1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,

Mat 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Mat 26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

Mat 26:4 and took counsel together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

Mat 26:5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be a tumult among the people.”

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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Mat 25: 31-46. 34 ‘Come … inherit … 41  ‘Depart from me, 

Imperative: Mat 25: 31-46. 34 ‘Come … inherit … 41  ‘Depart from me, 
Context: Mat 25:31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

Mat 25:32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,

Mat 25:33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left.

Mat 25:34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

Mat 25:35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Mat 25:36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in person and you came to me.’

Mat 25:37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?

Mat 25:38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee?

Mat 25:39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’

Mat 25:40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’

Mat 25:41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;

Mat 25:42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

Mat 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

Mat 25:44 Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’

Mat 25:45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’

Mat 25:46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

GREEK VERBS:    
34 ‘Come … inherit
1205 [e]
Deute
Δεῦτε  ,
Come
V-M-2P
2816 [e]
klēronomēsate
κληρονομήσατε
inherit
V-AMA-2P
41  ‘Depart from me,
4198 [e]
Poreuesthe
Πορεύεσθε
Depart
V-PMM/P-2P
575 [e]
ap’
ἀπ’
from
Prep
1473 [e]
emou
ἐμοῦ  ,
Me
PPro-G1S
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
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Mat 25:14-30.  20, 22, 25 Behold … 21, 23 enter into the joy of your master.’  28 So take  … give it  29 Cast out

Imperative:  Mat 25:14-30.  20, 22, 25 Behold … 21, 23 enter into the joy of your master.’  28 So take  … give it  29 Cast out
Context: Mat 25:14 “For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property;

Mat 25:15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Mat 25:16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more.

Mat 25:17 So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more.

Mat 25:18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.

Mat 25:19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

Mat 25:20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’

Mat 25:21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’

Mat 25:22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’

Mat 25:23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’

Mat 25:24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not winnow;

Mat 25:25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’

Mat 25:26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed?

Mat 25:27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

Mat 25:28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.

Mat 25:29 For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

Mat 25:30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.’

GREEK VERBS:  
20 Behold …
3708 [e]
ide
ἴδε  ,
behold
V-AMA-2S
243 [e]
alla
ἄλλα
more
Adj-ANP
4002 [e]
pente
πέντε
five
Adj-ANP
5007 [e]
talanta
τάλαντα
talents
N-ANP
21 enter into the joy of your master.’
1525 [e]
eiselthe
εἴσελθε
enter
V-AMA-2S
1519 [e]
eis
εἰς
into
Prep
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
the
Art-AFS
5479 [e]
charan
χαρὰν
joy
N-AFS
Mat 25:28 So take the talent from him … give it
 142 [e]
28   arate
28   ἄρατε
28   Take
28   V-AMA-2P
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν
therefore
Conj
1325 [e]
dote
δότε
give [it]
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]

τῷ
to the [one]
Art-DMS
29 Cast out
1544 [e]
ekbalete
ἐκβάλετε
cast out
V-AMA-2P
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
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Mat 25:1-13. 6 ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out 8 ‘Give us  9 go rather 11 open to us 13 Watch, therefore

Imperative: Mat 25:1-13. 6 ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out 8 ‘Give us  9 go rather 11 open to us 13 Watch, therefore

Context: Mat 25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.

Mat 25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Mat 25:3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;

Mat 25:4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.

Mat 25:5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

Mat 25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’

Mat 25:7 Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps.

Mat 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

Mat 25:9 But the wise replied, ‘Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’

Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.

Mat 25:11 Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’

Mat 25:12 But he replied, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

Mat 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

GREEK VERBS:   
6  ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out
3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]
ho

the
Art-NMS
3566 [e]
nymphios
νυμφίος  !
bridegroom
N-NMS
1831 [e]
exerchesthe
ἐξέρχεσθε
go forth
V-PMM/P-2P
1519 [e]
eis
εἰς
to
Prep
529 [e]
apantēsin
ἀπάντησιν
meet
N-AFS
846 [e]
autou
‹αὐτοῦ›  !
him
PPro-GM3S
8 ‘Give us some of your oil,
1325 [e]
Dote
Δότε
Give
V-AMA-2P
1473 [e]
hēmin
ἡμῖν
us
PPro-D1P
9 go rather to the dealers … buy for yourselves
4198 [e]
poreuesthe
πορεύεσθε
but go
V-PMM/P-2P
3123 [e]
mallon
μᾶλλον
rather
Adv
4314 [e]
pros
πρὸς
to
Prep
3588 [e]
tous
τοὺς
those 
Art-AMP
4453 [e]
pōlountas
πωλοῦντας  ,
selling
V-PPA-AMP
59 [e]
agorasate
ἀγοράσατε
buy
V-AMA-2P
1438 [e]
heautais
ἑαυταῖς  .
for yourselves
RefPro-DF3P
11 Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’
455 [e]
anoixon
ἄνοιξον
open
V-AMA-2S
1473 [e]
hēmin
ἡμῖν  !
to us
PPro-D1P
13 Watch, therefore
 1127 [e]
13   Grēgoreite
13   Γρηγορεῖτε
13   Watch
13   V-PMA-2P
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν  ,
therefore
Conj
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Mat 24:43-51. But know this, that if the householder had known (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 24:43-51. But know this, that if the householder had known (No imperative)
Context: Mat 24:43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.

Mat 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Mat 24:45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Mat 24:46 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.

Mat 24:47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

Mat 24:48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’

Mat 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken,

Mat 24:50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know,

Mat 24:51 and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

GREEK VERBS:   
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
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Mat 24:32-42. 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson … 42 Watch therefore,

Imperative: Mat 24:32-42. 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: … 42 watch, therefore

Context: Mat 24:32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.

Mat 24:33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.

Mat 24:34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place.

Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Mat 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

Mat 24:37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

Mat 24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

Mat 24:39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

Mat 24:40 Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left.

Mat 24:41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left.

Mat 24:42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

GREEK VERBS:   
Mat 24:32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson
3129 [e]
mathete
μάθετε
learn
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
the
Art-AFS
3850 [e]
parabolēn
παραβολήν  :
parable
N-AFS
42 Watch therefore,
42   1127 [e]
42   grēgoreite
42   γρηγορεῖτε
42   Keep watch
42   V-PMA-2P
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν  ,
therefore
Conj
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
Date … Audio Link … Slides Link.
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Mat 24:29-31. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 24:29-31. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days (No imperative)
Context: Mat 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;

Mat 24:30 then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory;

Mat 24:31 and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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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Mat 24:23-28. 23, 25, 26 Behold – four times

Imperative: Mat 24:23-28. 23, 25, 26 Behold – four times
Context: Mat 24:23 Then if any one says to you, ‘Lo, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.

Mat 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

Mat 24:25 Lo, I have told you beforehand.

Mat 24:26 So, if they say to you, ‘Lo, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; if they say, ‘Lo, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

Mat 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

Mat 24:28 Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

GREEK VERBS:    
23 ‘Lo, here is the Christ!’
3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε
here [is]
Adv
3588 [e]
ho

the
Art-NMS
5547 [e]
Christos
Χριστός  ,
Christ
N-NMS
25, 26 Behold – three times
   3708 [e]
25   idou
25   ἰδοὺ  ,
25   Behold
25   V-AMA-2S
4302 [e]
proeirēka
προείρηκα
I have foretold [it]
V-RIA-1S
4771 [e]
hymin
ὑμῖν  .
to you
PPro-D2P
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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Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

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Mat 24:15-22. 15  (let the reader understand),  16 flee 18  not turn back 20 Pray that

Imperative: Mat 24:15-22. 15  (let the reader understand),  16 flee 18  not turn back 20 Pray that
Context: Mat 24:15 “So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

Mat 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;

Mat 24:17 let him who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house;

Mat 24:18 and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle.

Mat 24:19 And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days!

Mat 24:20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath.

Mat 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

Mat 24:22 And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

GREEK VERBS:   
15
3539 [e]
noeitō
νοείτω  ,
let him understand
V-PMA-3S
16
5343 [e]
pheugetōsan
φευγέτωσαν
let them flee
V-PMA-3P
18
3361 [e]

μὴ
Neither
Adv
1994 [e]
epistrepsatō
ἐπιστρεψάτω
let him return
V-AMA-3S
3694 [e]
opisō
ὀπίσω
back
Adv
20
20   4336 [e]
20   proseuchesthe
20   προσεύχεσθε
20   pray
20   V-PMM/P-2P
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?

This is an anchor post, the purpose of which is to begin a conversation. Please add value by sharing stories, personal experiences, quotes (with sources) and questions for discussion in the comments. (Some comments may be incorporated into the original post.)


Footnotes:
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]

All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
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