T. David Gordon (2009) suggests three prerequisites for good preaching:
“To preach the Word of God well, one must already have cultivated, at a minimum, three sensibilities: the sensibility of the close reading of texts, the sensibility of composed communication, and the sensibility of the significant.” (p. 106)
Gordon, T. D. (2009). Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. P & R Publishing.