Comparison/Contrast

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 […]

Mark Sermon Structures

Mark Sermon Structures

By Justin Rossow In 2015 we preached through the Gospel of Mark between January and Easter. And it was *awesome.* Looking back over so many weeks in the same book of the Bible, following the same story line, preaching on the Gospel Lesson week after week after week, I am deeply grateful for the training […]

Advent Sermon Structures

Advent Sermon Structures

Variety is one of the many benefits of being intentional about the way you structure the sermon from week to week: even when there is strong unity of theme, the experience of the hearers doesn’t become predictable or rote. Our 2013 Advent series is a case in point. The unifying theme was “Beyond Expectation” and […]