Imperative: Matthew 13:10-17 (No imperative)

Imperative: no imperative phrase

Context:  

Mat 13:10  Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

Mat 13:11  And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Mat 13:12  For to him 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 13:13  This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

Mat 13:14  With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: ‘You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive.

Mat 13:15  For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.’

Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.

Mat 13:17  Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
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 13:1-9. 9 “… let him hear.”

Imperative: Mat 13:9 “… let him hear.”

Context: 

Mat 13:1  That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.

Mat 13:2  And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach.

Mat 13:3  And he told them many things in parables, saying: “[Behold] A sower went out to sow.

Mat 13:4  And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Mat 13:5  Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,

Mat 13:6  but when the sun rose they were scorched; and since they had no root they withered away.

Mat 13:7  Other seeds fell upon thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

Mat 13:8  Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Mat 13:9  He who has ears, let him hear.”
GREEK VERBS:   
3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
  3588 [e]
9   ho
9   
9   the [one]
9   Art-NMS
2192 [e]
echōn
ἔχων
having
V-PPA-NMS
3775 [e]
ōta
ὦτα  ,
ears
N-ANP


191 [e]
akouetō
ἀκουέτω  .
let him hear
V-PMA-3S

 
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]

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Mat 12:46-50. 49 he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Imperative: 49 he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Context: Mat 12:46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Mat 12:47 [KJV: Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.]

Mat 12:48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”

Mat 12:49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, [Behold]”Here are my mother and my brothers!

Mat 12:50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

GREEK VERBS: Behold …

3708 [e]
Idou
Ἰδοὺ  ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]


the
Art-NFS
3384 [e]
mētēr
μήτηρ
mother
N-NFS
1473 [e]
mou
μου
of me
PPro-G1S
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
3588 [e]
hoi
οἱ
the
Art-NMP
80 [e]
adelphoi
ἀδελφοί
brothers
N-NMP
1473 [e]
mou
μου  .
of 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]

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Mat 12:38-45. 41, 42. and behold … and behold

Imperative: Mat 12:38-45. 41, 42. and behold … and behold

Context: Mat 12:38  Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

Mat 12:39  But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Mat 12:40  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Mat 12:41  The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Mat 12:42  The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

Mat 12:43  “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest, but he finds none.

Mat 12:44  Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.


Mat 12:45  Then he goes and brings with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil generation.”.

GREEK VERBS:   

GREEK VERBS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
3708 [e]
idou
ἰδοὺ  ,
behold
V-AMA-2S
4119 [e]
pleion
πλεῖον
greater
Adj-NNS-C
2495 [e]
Iōna
Ἰωνᾶ
than Jonah
N-GMS
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε  .
here
Adv
——————————————————————
;
of Solomon
N-GMS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
3708 [e]
idou
ἰδοὺ  ,
behold
V-AMA-2S
4119 [e]
pleion
πλεῖον
greater
Adj-NNS-C
4672 [e]
Solomōnos
Σολομῶνος
than Solomon
N-GMS
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε  .
here
Adv
—————————————————————-
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]

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Mat 12:30-37. 33 “Either make the tree good … or make the tree bad  

Imperative: Mat 12:30-37. 33 “Either make the tree good … or make the tree bad
Context: Mat 12:30 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

Mat 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Mat 12:32 And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Mat 12:33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Mat 12:34 You brood of vipers! how can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Mat 12:35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Mat 12:36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter;

Mat 12:37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

GREEK VERBS: 

GREEK VERBS
 
 
33   Ἢ
33   Either
33   Conj
4160 [e]
poiēsate
ποιήσατε
make
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS
1186 [e]
dendron
δένδρον
tree
N-ANS
2570 [e]
kalon
καλὸν
good
Adj-ANS
 
—————————————————————
 

kalon
καλόν  ,
good
Adj-AMS
2228 [e]
ē

or
Conj
4160 [e]
poiēsate
ποιήσατε
make
V-AMA-2P
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS
1186 [e]
dendron
δένδρον
tree
N-ANS
4550 [e]
sapron
σαπρὸν
bad
Adj-ANS
 
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]

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Mat 12:22-29 Then a blind and dumb demoniac was brought (No imperative)  

Imperative: Mat 12:22-29 Then a blind and dumb demoniac was brought (No imperative)
Context: Mat 12:22 Then a blind and dumb demoniac was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw.

Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?”

Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”

Mat 12:25 Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand;

Mat 12:26 and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?

Mat 12:27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.

Mat 12:28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Mat 12:29 Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.

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 12:14-21. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 12:14-21. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him (No imperative)
Context: Mat 12:14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him.

Mat 12:15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all,

Mat 12:16 and ordered them not to make him known.

EXPLANATION:

Mat 12:17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

Mat 12:18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Mat 12:19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will any one hear his voice in the streets;

Mat 12:20 he will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory;

Mat 12:21 and in his name will the Gentiles hope.”

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]

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Mat 12:9-13. 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”

Imperative: Mat 12:9-13. 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”

Context:Mat 12:09 And he went on from there, and entered their synagogue.

Mat 12:10 And behold, there was a man with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse him.

Mat 12:11 He said to them, “What man of you, if he has one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?

Mat 12:12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”

Mat 12:13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, whole like the other.

GREEK VERBS:   
GREEK VERBS
1614 [e]
Ekteinon
Ἔκτεινόν
Stretch out
V-AMA-2S
4771 [e]
sou
σου
your
PPro-G2S
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
 – 
Art-AFS
5495 [e]
cheira
χεῖρα  .
hand
N-AFS
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 12:01-08. At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 12:01-08. At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath (No imperative)
Context: Mat 12:1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

Mat 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.”

Mat 12:3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

Mat 12:6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.”

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]

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Mat 11:25-30. 28 Come to me, 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

Imperative: Mat 11:25-30. 28 Come to me, 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me
Context: Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;

Mat 11:26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.

Mat 11:27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Mat 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

GREEK VERBS:  
Mat 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Imperative, 2 person plural.
1205 [e]
28   Deute
28   Δεῦτε
28   Come
28   V-M-2P
 
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
V-AMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
 142 [e]

29   arate
29   ἄρατε
29   Take
29   V-AMA-2P

3588 [e]
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
2218 [e]
zygon
ζυγόν
yoke
N-AMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mathete
μάθετε
learn
 
Parallel Gospel Passages:
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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