10 steps to better preaching offers some helpful stuff over at Sydney Anglicans, worth a full read:
- Prepare more.
- Leave out the boring bits. “they are the fault of the preacher not the bible.”
- Don’t wait till Sunday to try out you sermon.
- Ditch notes
- Speak to the people who aren’t there yet.
- Have an argument – Arguments are always more interesting and forces people to think about where they stand.
- Speak to the people who are there – Preaching the same passage to different congregations demands a different talk.
- Avoid trite application.
- Talk about Jesus every week.
- Listen to your own podcast – the pain will be worth it.