Here’s a precis (with a little bit of re-jigging of wording and order) of Jared Wilson’s helpful post.
Your sermons shouldn’t be too short, because:
- The church should subvert (and not support) today’s convenience culture
- Sunday may be the only day when some of your people get any Bible
- Hearing from God should have a prominent place in our meetings
- Scripture is worthy of sustained attention, not brief snippets
- God’s word to us is profoundly relevant and eternally important
Your sermons should be too long, because:
- Over-long sermons usually try to achieve too much
- A sermon’s aim is communion with God, not exhaustive knowledge
- People will become too fatigued to be able to listen or respond
- It is good to leave people wanting more!
- You’re not as good a preacher as you think you are!