Justin Rossow

The Whole Pie (X)

The Whole Pie (X)

I got to officiate at the wedding of a college friend this last weekend; what an honor! One of my favorite parts of the service was an image I stole from the groom. He told me the story as we met together to prepare not only for the wedding but for the marriage to follow. […]

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Behavior matters, but because people are complex, attitude and trajectory over time matter even more.

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 […]