Preparing Sermons gives helpful guidance from different authors and perspectives in this momentous task. There is concise and practical help in updated language from Alexander Simson (c.1570-1639). Also included is the comprehensive guidance produced by the Westminster Assembly and an introduction by Maurice J. Roberts which previously appeared in the Banner of Truth magazine.
No words outside of Scripture are more significant than those that ministers address to congregations in preaching. The Church in our generation is being shaped in part by the quality of the sermons preached. Generations to come are also going to be influenced for good or ill by the sermons listened to in this age. The subject of preparing sermons must, therefore, be one of our top priorities.