A common trap for young preachers is the medium length passage… its like 15-30 verses.
See, you can get your head around it. You can spend 10hrs preparing it and exegeting it and know what it says. But you’ll want to preach all of it. You’ll drag your listeners through all the ins and outs of the passage, and you won’t be able to hold them.
See, if you tried to preach 100 verses, no-one would expect you to touch on all of them… not even you! You’d be okay with letting some ideas through to the keeper. And if you preach 5-10 verses, you’d have the time to unpack everything properly, while still being able to apply it and think about your audience and presentation.
So, until you’ve learned to be okay with skipping bits, avoid the middle-sized passages.
This is all part of why we give our MTS Apprentices middle-sized passages! ;)