Here are some simple tips on sermon prep:
Text – Know where you’re going.
Time – Plan your week accordingly.
The pressure is only going to increase during the week. Don’t wait until Saturday night, begin preparing for Sunday’s sermon today!
Tools – Have the right resources ready.
Together – Get alone with God, your Bible and your resources.
Toil – Do the hard work of sermon prep.
Target – Know your audience.
Prepare your sermon to inform their mind, impact their emotions and challenge their will. But always be aware of the people who make up your congregation and it may help you pick the right anecdote or illustration tool. After all, you don’t use the same tone with children’s church as you do with a mature congregation.