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May 15, 2022

A Jewish Mother and Her Two Fine Boys

A Jewish Mother and Her Two Fine Boys

Passage: Matthew 20:17-28

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

After predicting his death in even greater detail, Jesus is encountered by a Jewish Mom, the mother of James and John. She is trying to work out a family deal guaranteeing that her sons would someday hold the pre-eminent position in Jesus’ coming kingdom. What gives her the boldness to speak on behalf of her grown sons? How would Jesus respond? How are the places of greatest honor in Heaven distributed? These are just a few of the big questions that come out in this text, culminating in a lesson which we can’t afford to miss.