Okay, Gerald, when you work at a day job, prepare the Sunday school lessons and the music for Sunday, buy the communion wine and the coffee and doughnuts for the fellowship after the service, do your hospital and home visitations, take communion to the nursing home AND do the sermon prep without commuting some the the blaspheme we see on this forum regularly, then you can show us all how it's done. I'll wait.
"Man shall not live bread alone but by every Word that proceedeth from the mouth of God"
Is not the preaching of Gods Word then the most important and critical thing then?
The Manna that fell from heaven was not last weeks but was fresh every day .Twice fell on the day before the Sabbath.
Jesus said I am the true bread of heaven........ I never found Jesus 'stale' or preaching another mans sermon. Or even the last weeks . Though I am sure he repeated the message many times perhaps . It was always fresh and never the same as it was presented before.
I accused no one .It is the devil who is the accuser of the bretheren .Why then should I ? Jesus never did .Though he did rebuke some and sometimes very strongly.
Jesus said "the words that I speak are not my own words . (Nor were they another mans .) But the father who is in me He doeth the work"
and in another place he said I speak only what the father said or taught me .That which he was given he gave.
In another place of scripture it says " we will have to give an account of every idle word ...."
What is an idle word then?
If not a word that does no work.
The words of Jesus always did a work did they not? Why Because it was the father who was in Him who did it .
Did he not say I came to do my fathers will?
If the father was in Him is it not Christ who is in us if we are his? "Christ in you the hope of glory"
How then can any work of God be done when another mans words are used?
With all due respect is that not a lot different than a parrot?
You mention a lot of labours. Tell me what is the most important job of a minister? If it is not what the scriptures in Ephesians say it is ?
The perfection of the Bride till we all come to a unity of the faith.
faith comes by hearing and understanding the Word of God.
Now if a man is neither heard or understood unless he gives his life or breath to his words .
How much the more then the Word of God?
If then the message we preach is another mans words then those words are dead there is no life in it .
Moreover is it not written that the LETTER killeth and the Spirit giveth life ?
Did not Jesus say His words wee Spirit and life .
In another place they recognised "he spoke with authority" and not like the elders.
All they spoke was the letter some other mans words and interpretations of the law .
Jesus was anointed by the Spirit to PREACH and it says it many timed.
You cannot open the eyes of the blind without the Spirit of God inspiring and enlightening to you the understanding of scripture that then flows out of you in your words to others so that " the eyes of their understanding may be opened as well.
How else can we all come to a unity of the faith unless there is also a unity of understanding also.
So in answer to your list of jobs that hinders you is two fold.
Get others to do the jobs that you don't need to for it is needed to prepare for the next time of preaching.
Though perhaps we should always be ready .
and if there is no one .Then perhaps the reason is your method or sources of your messages .