Friendship = Friendly Competition

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This morning, Pastor Dan finishes the series "Friendship = ?"

Scripture References:

Matthew 20:20–22 (NRSV)
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking…”

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Matthew 20:22b
Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 

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Matthew 19:28 (NRSV)
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 

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Matthew 20:24
24 When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. 

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Matthew 20:25 (NRSV)
25 But Jesus…..said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 

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Matthew 20:26–28 (NRSV)
26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”