What are we trying to do when we preach? Are we teaching? imparting information? challenging? exhorting? encouraging? comforting? all these things and more?
 What expectations do members of the congregation have from any given sermon? It seems to me that a person is less likely to hear God’s Word preached if s/he hears exhortation or comfort when, in fact, s/he expects to be challenged or wants a deeper analysis of a Bible passage.
 What responsibilities do members of the congregation have when listening to a sermon? What and where is the balance between spoon-feeding members (possible) answers to their questions and expecting members to engage with the biblical text themselves on the basis of what’s preached?
 Do we know what questions members of the congregation are asking? And how far is it possible for our sermons to take into account everyone’s questions, given that the questions are likely to be extremely varied on account of the diversity of people asking them?
 When designing a sermon series or similar, how, when, in what ways, and to what extent should the planned preachers communicate with one another to ensure coherence and consistency of the series aims and content?