From time to time I have tried to give preaching advice. It usually comes out muddled. The great Pr. Esget has some great advice on preaching. He boils it down to this:
- Preach the Sunday.
- Don’t impose Law and Gospel as a structure on each pericope. Most of them don’t work that way, and you’ll corrupt and distort the message of that text.
- Preach expository sermons at least some of the time
- Don’t preach the cross without the resurrection.
- Ignore most commentaries. They’re useless. Do your own exegesis, and then read the fathers. Luther if you have time.
To which I can only add : Amen and Amen!