Hope this isn’t too serious for a top 5 post. Seems relevant being Sunday and all…
1. Preach the one big idea from a Bible passage
2. Help your congregation connect with the passage in a meaningful way
3. Apply the passage to real situations/temptations/challenges your congregation will face
4. Use the shortest words possible
5. Don’t preach for too long – better people leave wanting more than sit there wishing it was over!