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5 - Listen to Him, Mark 9:2-13

October 14, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

Nothing could have prepared Peter, James and John for the radiant and divine Jesus that stood before them, but even then, they fail to grasp who he is in all of his glory. Out of the cloud, the Father speaks and says, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” (Mark 9:7). Still today, to deny the Son is to reject the one that sent him. 1. The glory of Christ (vs. 2-4) 2. The foolishness of people (vs 5-6) 3. The command of God (vs. 7-8) 4. The road is difficult (vs. 9-13) Songs: Glorious Day #7081388 by J Ingram, J Smith, K Stanfill, & S Curran © Fellow Ships Music The Lord Our God #6518055 by J Ingram & K Stanfill 2013 All The Poor And Powerless #5881130 by L Jordan and D Leonard 2011 Integrity's Praise! Music & Integrity's Alleluia! Music No Other Name #7019979 by J Houston and J Myrin 2014 © Hillsong Music Publishing Man Of Sorrows #6476063 by M Crocker and B Ligertwood 2012 Hillsong Music Publishing

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

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