How long does it take you to prepare a sermon?

One of my most-asked questions in life! Here’s an article about how long it takes Keller, Piper, Driscoll and others. Keller’s quote, speaking about when he was in a small rural church, is particularly striking:

“I would not advise younger ministers to spend so much time [on sermon preparation], however. The main way to become a good preacher is to preach a lot, and to spend tons of time in people work–that is how you grow from becoming not just a Bible commentator but a flesh and blood preacher. When I was a pastor without a large staff I put in 6-8 hours on a sermon.”