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?

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 27:27-31. Then the soldiers of the governor (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:27-31. Then the soldiers of the governor (No imperative)

Context: Mat 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.

Mat 27:28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him,

Mat 27:29 and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

Mat 27:30 And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

Mat 27:31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify 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:
[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 27:15-26. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:15-26. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed (No imperative)
Context: Mat 27:15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.

Mat 27:16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.

Mat 27:17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?”

Mat 27:18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.

Mat 27:19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much over him today in a dream.”

Mat 27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the people to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.

Mat 27:21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.”

Mat 27:22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified.”

Mat 27:23 And he said, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified.”

Mat 27:24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”

Mat 27:25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”

Mat 27:26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

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 27:11-14. Now Jesus stood before the governor;  (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:11-14. Now Jesus stood before the governor;  (No imperative)
Context: Mat 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.”

Mat 27:12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer.

Mat 27:13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?”

Mat 27:14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge; so that the governor wondered greatly.

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 27:01-10. When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders  (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 27:01-10. When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders  (No imperative)
Context: Mat 27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;

Mat 27:2 and they bound him and led him away and delivered him to Pilate the governor.

Mat 27:3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

Mat 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”

Mat 27:5 And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.

Mat 27:6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money.”

Mat 27:7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

Mat 27:8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

Mat 27:9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,

Mat 27:10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”

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 26:69-75. Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:69-75. Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard (No imperative)
Context: Mat 26:69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a maid came up to him, and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.”

Mat 26:70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you mean.”

Mat 26:71 And when he went out to the porch, another maid saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.”

Mat 26:72 And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.”

Mat 26:73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays you.”

Mat 26:74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the cock crowed.

Mat 26:75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

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 26:57-68. Then those who had seized Jesus (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:57-68. Then those who had seized Jesus (No imperative)
Context: Mat 26:57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.

Mat 26:58 But Peter followed him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.

Mat 26:59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,

Mat 26:60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward

Mat 26:61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'”

Mat 26:62 And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”

Mat 26:63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”

Mat 26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Mat 26:65 Then the high priest tore his robes, and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his blasphemy.

Mat 26:66 What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.”

Mat 26:67 Then they spat in his face, and struck him; and some slapped him,

Mat 26:68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?”

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 26:47-56. 52 “Put your sword back

Imperative: Mat 26:47-56. 52 “Put your sword back
Context: Mat 26:47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.

Mat 26:48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him.”

Mat 26:49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Hail, Master!” And he kissed him.

Mat 26:50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, why are you here?” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

Mat 26:51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

Mat 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Mat 26:53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

Mat 26:54 But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Mat 26:55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.

Mat 26:56 But all this has taken place, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.

GREEK VERBS:    
52 “Put your sword back
654 [e]
Apostrepson
Ἀπόστρεψον
Return
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
the
Art-AFS
3162 [e]
machairan
μάχαιράν
sword
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 26:36-46. 36 “Sit here 38 remain here, and watch 39 let this cup pass 41 Watch and pray   42 thy will be done.”  45, 46 Behold 46 Rise,

Imperative:  Mat 26:36-46. 36 “Sit here 38 remain here, and watch 39 let this cup pass 41 Watch and pray   42 thy will be done.”  45, 46 Behold 46 Rise,

Context: Mat 26:36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go yonder and pray.”

Mat 26:37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.

Mat 26:38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”

Mat 26:39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

Mat 26:40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour?

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Mat 26:42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done.”

Mat 26:43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

Mat 26:44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.

Mat 26:45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Mat 26:46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

GREEK VERBS:    
36 “Sit here
2523 [e]
Kathisate
Καθίσατε
Sit
V-AMA-2P
847 [e]
autou
αὐτοῦ ,
here
Adv
38 remain here, and watch with me.”
3306 [e]
meinate
μείνατε
remain
V-AMA-2P
5602 [e]
hōde
ὧδε
here
Adv
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
1127 [e]
grēgoreite
γρηγορεῖτε
watch
V-PMA-2P
39 let this cup pass
3928 [e]
parelthatō
παρελθάτω
let pass
V-AMA-3S
575 [e]
ap’
ἀπ’
from
Prep
1473 [e]
emou
ἐμοῦ
me
PPro-G1S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
4221 [e]
potērion
ποτήριον
cup
N-NNS
41 Watch and pray
1127 [e]
41 grēgoreite
41 γρηγορεῖτε
41 Watch
41 V-PMA-2P
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
4336 [e]
proseuchesthe
προσεύχεσθε ,
pray
V-PMM/P-2P
42 thy will be done.”
1096 [e]
genēthētō
γενηθήτω
be done
V-AMP-3S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
2307 [e]
thelēma
θέλημά
will
N-NNS
4771 [e]
sou
σου .
of you
PPro-G2S
45, 46 Behold
3708 [e]
idou
ἰδοὺ ,
Behold
V-AMA-2S
46
1453 [e]
46 egeiresthe
46 ἐγείρεσθε ,
46 Rise up
46 V-PMM/P-2P
71 [e]
agōmen
ἄγωμεν !
let us go
V-PSA-1P
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 26:30-35. And when they had sung a hymn (No imperative)

Imperative: Mat 26:30-35. And when they had sung a hymn (No imperative)

Context: Mat 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Mat 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

Mat 26:32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”

Mat 26:33 Peter declared to him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”

Mat 26:34 Jesus said to him, “Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.”

Mat 26:35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples.

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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