Conceptual Metaphors

1st and 40

1st and 40

Does it ever feel like you are way behind the chains and moving in the wrong direction? There is hope!

Look, Lift Up Your Eyes, And See

Look, Lift Up Your Eyes, And See

Warfare, Containers, Harvest, Living Water, and the LCMS Constitution and Bylaws By Justin Rossow One of my favorite moments in the Gospels comes in John, chapter 4, right after the Samaritan woman at the well leaves her empty jug behind to share what she has seen about this Jesus guy: So the woman left her […]

Does Synod Mean Walk Together??

Does Synod Mean Walk Together??

By Justin Rossow I was recently presenting at a gathering of pastors when we went down a brief rabbit trail of a discussion regarding our English word “synod” (as in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod). I thought I was always taught that “synod” came from the Latin for “walking with,” while the other pastor pointed out […]

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 1: Be Kind

Sermon 1: Be Kind

Week 1 in a 4 week sermon series based on the book 42 Seconds by Carl Medearis. Sermon notes, a full sermon manuscript, Bible study handouts, and Taking Worship Home small group discussion questions are all available through Next Step Press.