Preaching takes on a different perspective once we look at it from the other side of the pulpit. The people in your pews know what they want from a sermon. Here are eight characteristics given by a former producer of sermons, now turned consumer.
A friend of mine has the custom of kneeling in prayer just before preaching and of requesting his congregation to join him in this act of devotion. During a recent worship service it occurred to him to ask the people what they prayed for at that particular time. He assured them that he wanted them to speak frankly. And they did!