“Most preachers who love to preach look longingly at two models of sermon preparation that are impossible for them to follow.
The first model is that of the Senior Pastor of a large multi-staff church in North America who is expected to concentrate on preaching and so is able to spend thirty or more hours a week in preparation. Other staff will handle most of the other duties relating to pastoral ministry.
The second model of sermon preparation that is impossible for most preachers today is that of “the country parson” of a few generations ago. He lived in a peaceful idyllic setting and was able to devote the whole morning on weekdays for study and preparation.”