8 - On Divorce, Mark 10:1-16

November 11, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

The Pharisees seek to test Jesus by asking a question on the subject of divorce. Jesus responds by pointing to God’s plan and desire at creation. When marriages struggle, we must remind them of God’s heart for marriage and encourage couples who are seeking to work through their challenges. 1. It’s a trap (vs. 1-4) 2. The purpose of marriage (vs. 5-9) 3. The equality in marriage (vs. 10-12) 4. Our hope in the gospel (vs. 13-16) SONGS: Every Battle #7062443 by K Heiligenthal and R Springer © Gateway Create Publishing No Longer Slaves #7030123 by J D Helser and M Helser 2014 © Bethel Music Publishing Jesus We Love You #7030068 by H McClure, K Heiligenthal, and P McClure 2014 © Bethel Music Publishing Do It Again #7067555 by C Brown, M Brock, M Redman, and S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing Make A Way #7028394 by J Ingram and J Egan © Integrity Worship Music

10 - On Humility, Mark 10:32-45

November 25, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

Contrary to the world, followers of Christ see leadership as an opportunity to serve those entrusted to them. We follow the example of Jesus who, “came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45). As we look ahead to the advent season, what a tremendous opportunity to serve those around us. 1. The road to Jerusalem (vs. 32-34) 2. Our selfish hearts (vs. 35-40) 3. Our culture’s grip (vs. 41-44) 4. The one to follow (v. 45) Songs: 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) #6016351 by J Myrin and M Redman 2011 Thankyou Music, Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music, and SHOUT! Publishing Faithful To The End #7054172 by B Johnson, H McClure, J Taylor, and P McClure 2015 © Bethel Music Publishing Jesus Paid It All #4689508 by J T Grape, E M Hall, & A Nifong 2006 worshiptogether.com songs & sixsteps Music Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson and P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing Build My Life #7070345 by B Younker, K Martin, K Kable, M Redman, & P Barrett © Said And Done Music

9 - On Wealth, Mark 10:17-31

November 18, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

A young man thinks that his acts of righteousness should secure him eternal life. Jesus reveals the duplicity of the young man’s heart by instructing him to sell all that he has. Regrettably, “he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” (Mark 10:22b). We must never allow the accumulation of earthly wealth to supersede our love for God. 1. The question of eternal life (vs. 17-20) 2. The radical call of discipleship (vs. 21-22) 3. The stumbling block of wealth (vs. 23-27) 4. The promise of the kingdom (vs. 28-31) Songs: Mighty Warrior #7011449 by Chris Brown, Matt Ntele, and Jane Williams 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing and Unknown Call Upon The Lord #7051501 by C Brown & S Furtick 2015 © Be Essential Songs Lord I Need You #5925687 by D Carson, M Maher, C Nockels, J Reeves, & K Stanfill 2011 worshiptogether.com songs, Lead Me To The Cross #4785828 by B Fraser 2006 Hillsong Publishing What A Beautiful Name #7068424 by B Fielding & B Ligertwood 2016 Hillsong Music Publishing

7 - See Clearly, Mark 9:30-50

October 27, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

Jesus foretells his death for a second time and again his disciples fail to understand and instead begin to argue about who was the “greatest” among them. Jesus takes the opportunity to teach them about humility, service to others and the gravity of sin. We need pray for the ability to see ourselves and sin clearly. 1. The struggle is real (vs. 30-32) 2. See clearly (vs. 33-50) a. Seek to serve (vs. 33-37) b. Seek to support (vs. 38-41) c. Look to the end (vs. 42-50) Songs: Only King Forever #7011438 by M Brock, C Brown, S Furtick, & W Joye 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Every Battle #7062443 by K Heiligenthal and R Springer © Gateway Create Publishing Do It Again #7067555 by C Brown, M Brock, M Redman, & S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing Be Thou My Vision #30639 by E H Hull | M E Byrne Public Domain Exalted Over All #7065022 by A Rozier, J Ingram, and J Cates 2016 © All Essential Music