Example Sermons

Be Jesus: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 4 of 4

Be Jesus: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 4 of 4

Editor’s Note: This resource supports preachers and congregations in the use of the book 42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions by Carl Medearis. You can visit the 42 Seconds Resource page at justinrossow.com to see more.  The Big Idea Jesus is absolutely unique. And, in the power of the Spirit, you are absolutely like […]

Sermon 2: Be Present

Sermon 2: Be Present

Sermon 2 of 4: Be Present, by Justin Rossow (Multiple Story Structure) The sermon notes for this manuscript are available here. Introduction Much grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God, our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. I want to share three stories with you today. The first comes […]

Be Brave: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 3 of 4

Be Brave: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 3 of 4

Editor’s Note: This resource supports preachers and congregations in the use of the book 42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions by Carl Medearis. You can visit the 42 Seconds Resource page at justinrossow.com to see more.  The Big Idea Fear of giving or taking offense can keep us from engaging others whose first barrier […]

Sermon 4: Be Jesus

Sermon 4: Be Jesus

Sermon 4 of 4: Be Jesus, by Justin Rossow (Comparison/Contrast Structure) The sermon notes for this manuscript will be available soon. Introduction “Jesus must be cheating.” I know—that doesn’t sound very pious. But I think that, whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our typical response to any suggestion that we emulate Jesus, or […]

Sermon 3: Be Brave

Sermon 3: Be Brave

Sermon 3 of 4: Be Brave, by Justin Rossow (Definition Structure) The sermon notes for this manuscript are available here. Introduction Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. The Great Commission gets lived out at the intersection of three stories. Jesus says: “As […]

Sermon 1: Be Kind

Sermon 1: Be Kind

Sermon 1 of 4: Be Kind, by Justin Rossow (Relational Structure) The sermon notes for this manuscript can be found here: https://justinrossow.com/be-kind. 1. ME (my personal interaction with the topic) In the name of Jesus, dear friends. I remember a cartoon. It was one of those religious cartoons – just one of those single panels. […]

Be Present: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 2 of 4

Be Present: 42 Seconds Sermon Notes 2 of 4

Editor’s Note: This resource supports preachers and congregations in the use of the book 42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions by Carl Medearis. You can visit the 42 Seconds Resource page at justinrossow.com to see more.  The Big Idea Paying real attention to real people leads us to be vulnerable enough to enter into […]