Dr. Sid Buzzell of Colorado Christian University made a comment worthy of consideration. He has one foot in pastoral preaching and the other in education. He suggested that if preachers started to think of preaching schedules with the mindset of an educator there would be one obvious difference. If preachers were truly concerned with the outcome in mind, what the listeners should become as a result of the preaching, then many sermons would become series of sermons.
Perhaps preachers do have a tendency to cover material once, move on to new material, and expect too much change from such short exposure. So maybe it’s time to ask ourselves, in light of the Biblical passage before us, and as those seeking to see life change that will bring pleasure and glory to God, and knowing our people as we do . . . is one sermon enough?