Matthew 3:1-12

Overview

There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 3.
But there are imperatives from John the Baptist to consider. 

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Commands List

2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
3 Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”
8  Bear fruit that befits repentance,

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?

Commands, specific … with Greek vocabulary.

There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 3:1-4. But there are 3 imperatives from John the Baptist to consider. Can we infer commands for us from this context? Use the questions below to consider this.

Context:

Mat 3:1  In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

Mat 3:2  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Mat 3:3  For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

Mat 3:4  Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair, and a leather girdle around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

GREEK VERBS:  2 imperative verbs are present.

Mat 3:2  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural

Link to Greek word dictionary: 3340
Metanoeite
Μετανοεῖτε  :
Repent

Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2090
Hetoimasate
Ἑτοιμάσατε
Prepare

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4160
poieite
ποιεῖτε
make

Comments & Quotes

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