I found this brutally true article on http://emergingbracken.blogspot.com it was posted by Guillaume SmitThere is no excuse for a lifeless sermon. Although it remains a different matter to establish the criteria for lifeless sermons, I firmly believe in the vision that every preacher should engage in self-development to better his/her sermons.
After all, it is God's Word that is being proclaimed,
fellow believers that are being built up in faith, and spiritual seekers that are helped with the potentially life-transforming images of God's kingdom on earth.
If you preach, I plead, commit yourself to become the best preacher you can be. Now get ruthlessly honest about where you currently are ... and change!