Firstly, thank you in advance for your replies. I believe I have been called to start a church/preach. I have been writing sermons from scratch (some helps used) and when I read them aloud to practice, I seem to be usually in the 20 minute range, give or take a few minutes. My questions are 1. Is this "too short" a sermon? 2. Does it imply a lack of knowledge? 3. Would you take seriously a preacher who regularly preached 20 minute sermons? I don't know why, but I always seem to naturally stop there. I feel I cannot say anymore, so I stop. I do give a few anecdotes, stories, but try not to overdo it or be overly redundant. The thing is, everywhere I look, I see preachers going for 40+ on a regular basis. Is something wrong with me? Any suggestions/comments greatly appreciated.