Explanation, application & mention of Jesus

The other day I wrote a post about what constitutes a competent sermon. You can read that post here. Essentially, I said a competent sermon

The essentials of a competent sermon

I was chatting with somebody recently about what makes a good sermon. I have had similar conversations over the years with different people. To some

If you can’t tell us this, your sermon prep hasn’t even started

I’m writing this, mainly, because I’ve currently got sermon-block. I’ve been staring at the same passage for days and I have no idea what to

Death by a thousand explanatory notes

I recently remembered this old monologue from David Mitchell, back when he did a Soapbox thing for the Guardian: The point he is making is

We need more than mere explanation

I wonder what aspect of sermon preparation and/or preaching you tend to find the hardest? I wonder what most preachers find the most difficult bit?