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Jesus: The Servant

Mark 7:24 - Mark 10:45

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

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

6 - All Things Are Possible Mark 9:14-29

October 21, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

When the disciples are unable to help a man’s son who is possessed by a demon, Jesus calls upon the father to have faith and believe. The father acknowledges his spiritual weakness and asks Jesus to give him faith. Rather than chide him for his unbelief, Jesus responds to his cry. 1. The absence of faith (vs. 14-19) 2. The object of our faith (vs. 20-24) 3. The power of faith (vs. 25-27) 4. The key to faith (vs. 28-29) Songs: Every Battle #7062443 by K Heiligenthal and R Springer © Gateway Create Publishing Praise The King #7032344 by C Voss, D Smith, M Bryce Jr., & M Farren 2014 © Farren Love And War Publishing Over All I Know #7105439 by A Rozier, J Ingram, and J Cates All Essential Music Give Me Faith #5680939 by M Brock, C Brown, L Gatch, and W Joye 2009 Elevation Worship Publishing Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson and P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing

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

4 - You are the Christ, Mark 8:27-9:1

September 30, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ and Jesus begins to teach them that, contrary to their understanding, the Messiah must suffer and die. Similarly, as we follow Christ we must not expect a life of decadence and ease, but following his example, be willing to deny ourselves, take up his cross and follow him. 1. Answer correctly (vs. 27-30) 2. Understand rightly (vs. 31-33) 3. Live accordingly (v. 34) 4. The paradox & the promise (vs. 35-9:1) Songs: Mighty Warrior #7011449 by C Brown, M Ntele, and J Williams 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing This I Believe (The Creed) #7018338 by B Fielding and M Crocker 2014 © Hillsong Music Publishing Resurrecting #7051507 by C Brown, M Brock, M Ntele, S Furtick, and W Joye 2015 © Be Essential Songs I Surrender (Crocker) #6177317 by M Crocker 2011 Hillsong Music Publishing Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson and P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing

3 - Our Hard Hearts. Mark 8:1-26

September 23, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

The Pharisees demand that Jesus give them a sign from heaven to confirm his identity. However, Jesus has already demonstrated who he is and the one with an open heart should recognize it. When we struggle to believe, we should ask God to soften our hearts and give us faith. 1. The hungry are fed (vs. 1-10) 2. The self-righteous get nothing (vs. 11-13) 3. Do not miss the obvious (vs. 14-21) 4. See clearly (vs. 22-26) Songs: The Lion And The Lamb #7038281 by B Brown, B Johnson & L Mooring 2015 © Meaux Mercy Christ Is Enough #6514035 by R Morgan & J Myrin 2012 © Hillsong Music Publishing O Praise The Name (Anástasis) #7037787 by B Hastings, D Ussher & M Sampson 2015 © Hillsong Music Publishing Give Me Faith #5680939 by M Brock, C Brown, L Gatch, & W Joye 2009 © Elevation Worship Publishing Good Good Father #7036612 by A Brown & P Barrett 2014 © Pat Barrett Music

2 - His Healing Touch, Mark 7:31-37

September 16, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

When people bring Jesus a deaf man with a speech impediment, he curiously “put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue” (Mark 7:33b). Jesus not only heals the man, but by connecting his word with deed, he seeks to address his disciples’ spiritual blindness and deafness. 1. A friend in need (vs. 31-32) 2. People matter to Jesus (v. 33a) 3. Jesus frees people (vs. 33b-35) 4. Jesus is God (vs. 36-37) Songs: Alive In You #7054536 by J Frye, K Walker-Smith & S Smith 2015 © Capitol CMG Genesis Love So Great #7068428 by J Snell, J Grimmett & R Morgan 2016 Hillsong Music Publishing Waiting Here For You #5925663 by J Reeves, M Smith & C Tomlin 2011 worshiptogether.com songs Do It Again #7067555 by C Brown, M Brock, M Redman & S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson & P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing

1 - We Can Be Saved, Mark 7:24-30

September 9, 2018 • Josh Lindstrom

Jesus first came for the Jewish people, but he envisioned a day when the gospel would be spread to all nations (Mark 13:10). In this starting passage, we see Jesus respond to the faith of a Gentile woman and in doing so, recognize that we too can be saved. 1. A short break (v. 24) 2. An outsider asks for help (vs. 25-26) 3. Jesus’ response – “Not yet” (v. 27) 4. The outsider understands – Faith & Humility (v. 28) 5. We can be saved (vs. 29-30) Songs: This Is Amazing Grace #6333821 by J Farro, J Riddle, and P Wickham 2012 Bethel Music Overcome #7067561 by C Brown, M Brock, & S Furtick © Music by Elevation Worship Publishing Who You Say I Am #7102401 by B Fielding & R Morgan 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing Living Hope #7106807 by B Johnson & P Wickham Bethel Music Publishing Amazing Grace #4755360 by E O Excell & J Newton Public Domain Worthy Of Your Name #7052927 by B Younker & S Curran © sixsteps Music